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Archive for October, 2011



Sunbury ’75 program on Kindle

Deep Purple (Overseas) continue their expansion into the digital world with a republishing of the original Sunbury ’75 event program on the Kindle format. The Sunbury Rock Festival was an annual Australian rock music festival held on a 620-acre private farm between Sunbury and Diggers Rest, Victoria, which was staged on the Australia Day (26 […]

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I haven’t ever had any ambition in my life. I just drift from day to day with a stupid grin on my face. It’s very fulfilling.

Ian Gillan was recently interviewed by The Express and Star newspaper about the upcoming Deep Purple tour in the UK. For a man with no ambition he seems to have achieved rather a lot and there is no sign of that stopping any time soon, with Deep Purple and their 38-piece orchestra descending on Birmingham’s […]

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Colin Hart interview

The official Deep Purple video channel has posted a brief interview with Colin Hart (see inside). Colin’s new book A Hart Life is out (well, almost) on Wymer Publishing in the UK.

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Jon Lord in the studio

Last week Jon Lord was working at the Abbey Road in London on the studio recording of the Concerto for group and orchestra with Paul Mann, Joe Bonamassa, Kasia Laska and Steve Balsamo. Kasia Laska tweeted on October 14: Just bought a ticket to London. Going to record Concerto For Group and Orchestra part next […]

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Charity auction for backstage passes

Teenage Cancer Trust is holding an eBay auction for a pair of tickets and backstage passes for any one of the four Deep Purple UK shows: Glasgow, November 26 Birmingham, November 27 Manchester, November 29 London, November 30 The auction closes on October 23. The tickets and passes have been donated by Roger Glover. Thanks […]

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Being honest with your own life

Ultimate Guitar has a new interview with Roger Glover. He talks about If Life Was Easy, the state of music, his influences, his producer work, Purple history and present day, and many other things. Episode Six came out of the English music scene in the late 1960s when everyone from Led Zeppelin to the Jeff […]

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Montreux’2011

A 48 minute edit of this year Deep Purple’s appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival apparently has been shown on the Swiss channel TSR2. The complete show will be released on DVD and blue-ray on November 7 via Eagle Rock. Meanwhile, here’s a preview:

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Doogie White: travelling the rock’n’roll world

Rick Freeman offered us for publication an interview with Doogie White that he did recently. Rick: How did the solo album come about? Hard to believe that this is your first! Doogie: Well I had a great many songs kicking around that I had written over the years and during the down time after parting […]

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Participate in a DP research study

Trevor Morris, a student at Ravensbourne College, is working on a research project and is hoping to gain some insight from the Deep Purple fan community. He looking for your views on the following: When attending a concert, what are the main issues with finding your way to the event? How do you tend to […]

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Be a Purple roadie for a day

Next week starting Monday October 10 Planet Rock will be running an unusual promotion for the Deep Purple UK tour in late November. All next week we are going to be giving you the chance to do something most people can only dream of – you could be part of the road crew for one […]

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