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Archive for May, 2011



A prisoner of circumstances

Roger Glover explains why he was absent from he latest leg of the tour: Circumstances. You can’t smell them, touch or see them, but we all have them. We sink or swim with them. Mine have been rather chaotic of late; the recent Deep Purple Mediterranean Tour not-so-neatly coincided with family commitments and I found […]

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Colin Hart’s book due in September

Colin Hart’s book of memoirs A Hart Life is due to be published by Wymer on September 26, 2011. The book first saw the light of day in Japan a couple of years ago, and now will be finally available in English. This edition is co-authored by Dick Allix with forewords by Roger Glover and […]

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Phoenix Rising downloads

A number of digital download packages for the recently released Phoenix Rising are available at the brand spanking new Deep Purple video store. We are being assured that all the video files are DRM free and playable worldwide.

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Montreal venue has not changed

Contrary to what you might have read on other music news sites, the venue for June 6 Deep Purple show in Montreal has not changed. It will be held at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier located inside the Place des Arts complex. Yes, we are sure. The source of misinformation was an error in a press release issued […]

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Montreux’2006 on US TV

The 2006 Deep Purple appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, released on DVD as We All Came Down to Montreux, has entered rotation on the Direct TV channel 101 Network. It will be on the air tonight, May 23 at 9:00 p.m. EDT and at midnight May 24 EDT. Direct TV repeats their programming frequently, […]

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Steve Morse guest on new John Wetton album

Steve Morse plays guitar on the opening track “Lost For Words” on prog legend John Wetton‘s (King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, UK, Asia) new solo album “Raised in Captivity”. A short MP3 clip of the song is available here and a full stream of the song can be found on the Frontiers Records web […]

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More Hughes in UK press

Glenn Hughes is currently on tour in the UK and a couple more of his interviews have appeared in the press. Northhampton Chronicle & Echo has a Q&A style piece covering topics as diverse as Stevie Wonder and Glenn’s cooking habits: Does it surprise you what a strong following Deep Purple still has, decades after […]

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Jon Lord plans Concerto studio recording

Jon Lord is working on the definitive studio recording of Concerto for Group and Orchestra, originally composed and first performed in 1969. Jon wants to record the Concerto in a studio environment to capture what he believes is the definitive edition of the piece after he’s been honing the score through more than 30 performances […]

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Gettin’ Tighter: first impressions

I had a chance to preview Gettin’ Tighter: The Story of Mk.IV Deep Purple (a.k.a. Phoenix Rising documentary). Here are my first impressions. First of all, it is a misnomer to call it a Mark 4 documentary. It starts with the demise of Mark 2 and we don’t get into Mark 4 territory until half […]

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Rock bands and orchestras

The Hartford Advocate took a rather unorthodox approach of promoting the upcoming Deep Purple gig by publishing an interesting speculative article about the merits of teaming a rock band with a classical orchestra: Deep Purple weren’t the first to do the rockers-with-orchestra thing (the Moody Blues used the London Festival Orchestra for 1967’s Days of […]

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