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Archive for January, 2012



Meet’n’greet Paicey in Ottawa

There will be a Meet and Greet event with Ian Paice in the afternoon of February 8, between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Dave’s Drum Shop. Admission is free. Dave’s Drum Shop is located at 390 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0Z1.

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Purple in Canadian press

As the Canadian tour approaches, musician’s profiles and interviews start appearing in local media. Niagara This Week has Steve Morse’s profile titled The Morse Code. London Free Press (that’s London, Ontario) has a rather interesting interview with Ian Paice where he does not mince his words: I believe that we have another good record in […]

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Steve Morse at the NAMM

Musicianews caught up with Steve Morse at this year NAMM to chat about his project, his plans, his gear, and the changing face of the music business.

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Summer in the studio? — Beginning to look like so

The five summer dates — two in Italy, one in Poland and two in Germany — that we mentioned as contradicting with the band’s summer studio plans are now listed on the ticket vendors’ sites either as cancelled or postponed until 2013. Well, as far as someting can be cancelled that was never confirmed in […]

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Drum clinic in Toronto

Ian Paice will hold a drum clinic in Toronto on Monday, February 13 at 2:00 pm. The clinic will take place at Just Drums located at 137 Willowdale Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M2N 4Y3. Admission is free. There will be raffle tickets on sale at $5 each, $10 for 3, with no limit, for the Ian […]

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Summer in the studio?

A rather cryptic message from the band has appeared on the official site: DEEP PURPLE are very excited by the prospect of making a new and significant album. To that end they have decided to extend their writing and recording period through the Summer of 2012. Ian Gillan said “We know we will disappoint some […]

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Great Gypsy Soul

An impressive roster of players have signed on to pay tribute to Tommy Bolin called Great Gypsy Soul. Produced by Greg Hampton and Warren Haynes, it’s a project that brings together major players who actually perform alongside Tommy Bolin’s playing and vocals from the recording outtakes to his solo debut album, Teaser. Peter Frampton, Warren […]

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Rock Meets Classics

If you’re wondering how the Rock Meets Classics tour is progressing, here’s a video clip for your viewing pleasure. Ian Gillan with Mat Sinner Band and the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague ripping through the Highway Star and Knocking at Your Back Door.

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Lose one, gain one

The show at the Moncton Casino, Canada, on February 6 is nearly sold out (there’s literally a handful of seats left) and due to the overwhelming demand a second show in Moncton has been added on February 4. Tickets for the second show are $65, $75 and $85, already on sale through Ticket Break.

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Corner Brook show cancelled

Unfortunately, the Corner Brook show on February 3 has been cancelled. No explanation is given for the cancellation. The promoter Paul Merc Concerts informs that tickets will be refunded at the Pepsi Centre box office. Corner Brook is a remote community (population 26,000) on Newfoundland’s western coast. Based on that, you can do your own […]

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