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Archive for June, 2011



If Life Was Easy album preview

Roger Glover’s new solo album If Life Was Easy is due to be released on July 8 by Edel/earMUSIC. Here is a sneak preview.

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The royal family

Martin Popoff has a new book out, titled The Deep Purple Royal Family: Chain Of Events Through ’79. Instead of trying to write something about the thing we have not seen, here is the complete press release straight from the author: The Text: 280 stuffed pages offering an exhaustive and detailed timeline of Purple milestones, […]

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Well done, Maestro Morse!

Amazing, but true. Geoff Barton writes in the Classic Rock Magazine blog: Steve Morse has become the longest-running guitarist for Deep Purple, having joined the band in 1994. Morse’s unbroken 17-year tenure beats founding guitarist Ritchie Blackmore’s stints with the band from 1968-1975 and 1984-1993 (we make that 16 years). While Geoff didn’t quite get […]

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Phoenix Rising streaming

Coinciding with the North American release, AOL is now streaming the whole Phoenix Rising CD online. It can be listened to at this location. If you get a Beyonce CD instead, wait until the whole page finishes loading. And never mind the screwed up track listing, after all it’s a record company we’re dealing with. […]

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Vega$!

Date: 2011-06-23 Venue: Pearl Theatre, Las Vegas, USA A June day in Las Vegas, Neveda. 108f. Walk to the site of the show. Only 4km. Stopped and picked up 2 bottles of water. 1 liter each. 45 minutes later I have reached the Pearl Theatre. Only a few ounces left in my second bottle. Too […]

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A cake with lots of icing

While in New York, Steve Morse spoke to Joe Bosso of Music Radar with the extensive interview now appearing on their web site: The band is currently working on a new record. How far along are you with things? We’ve got the music pretty mapped out for the majority of the recording. The goal on […]

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Roger Bruce is a waste of space

The budding anthropologist in me (with no thanks to Dr. Brennan) says — here’s a fine specimen of the infamously dry British humour.

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Two concerts in two capitals – twice happy!

Date: 2011-03-23 and 25 Venue: Olimpiysky Sports Complex (Moscow) and IEC (Kiev) Moscow, Russia and Kiev, Ukraine This year I decided to go and see two Deep Purple gigs in the same tour – in Moscow where I live and in Kiev. They were my 6th and 7th Deep Purple concerts correspondingly. My desire to […]

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Hartford, CT, Bushnell Theatre, June 8

Date: 2011-06-08 Venue: Bushnell Theatre, Hartford, CT, USA I’ve been reading a lot of negative comments regarding the US tour. Well, I’ll tell you this my fellow dp friends/fans. These guys put on one of the best performances I have seen. And I’ve seen DP with the banjo player and with Steve several times. The […]

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Magic night in Montreal

Date: 2011-06-06 Venue: Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada I attended the Deep Purple with orchestra show in Montreal with family and friends last Monday. On the way to grab a quick beer and some food with my nephew before the show, our route took us right beside the Place des Arts venue. As I was […]

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