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Archive for February, 2012



Paicey: “We had it quite easy”

K-97 from Edmonton did a rather interesting interview with Ian Paice when the Purps were in town. Ian talks about the changing face of music scene, his experience of working with Paul McCartney, living where he lives and many other things. Around 15 minute mark he talks about Jon Lord, that his treatment is proceeding […]

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Purple in Canadian press pt. 3

Times Colonist from Victoria, BC, has published Roger Glover’s interview/profile: Now, every night I step on stage I value it immensely. [Performing] is something very few people get to experience, therefore I can’t take it for granted. That’s the only time when there’s no distractions. There’s no phone calls, there’s no computers, there’s no family, […]

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Paicey on Planet Rock

Ian paice will be a guest on My Planet Rocks radio show this Sunday, February 26, at 9pm GMT: This week’s My Planet Rocks sees DEEP PURPLE’s IAN PAICE take the hotseat to pick out his favourite songs. He talks about his band’s longevity, their plans for the future and he’s got an update on […]

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Gillan: “The juices will be flowing pretty well”

Calgary Herald has published Ian Gillan’s profile/interview, which for once, is a little better researched than you average mainstream press fare. On the news album he sounds rather enthusiastic: “I think it’s time for some new material it always injects a spark and I think we need a little lift now. There’s a lot of […]

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More Morse era, please

Date: 2012/2/13 : Hamilton Place : Hamilton : Canada First the good stuff. Good crowd on a cold night and a nearly full theatre. Hamilton Place seats 1,500 would say there were between 1,300-1,400 there. The guys were on fire despite some problems for Mr. Glover during Strange Kind of Woman. (Finally back online with […]

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Touring the Great White North

Date: 2012-02-17 : TCU Place : Saskatoon : Canada Just returned from the Purple show – been a long wait since I bought the ticket… Had heard that the Canadian shows were being well reviewed – just added to the anticipation, especially seeing as this was only my second Purple show. First one was the […]

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Hughes on KNAC.com

Glenn Hughes will appear live on KNAC internet radio on Monday, February 20. He is scheduled to be on the air at 4 pm PST, but exact timing is not confirmed yet. Of course, KNAC being the internet-only radio (and the good guys), broadcasts worldwide without restrictions. Thanks to GlennHughes.com for the info.

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Paicey to perform at Buddy Rich memorial concert

Ian Paice is one of the musicians confirmed for the Buddy Rich memorial concert to be held on the 25th anniversary of jazz legend’s passing, April 2, at the London Palladium. The show will feature members of the US-based Buddy Rich Big Band reinforced by prominent session musicians from the UK. Other musicians confirmed are […]

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Wakeman, Levin, Paice?

Rick Wakeman writes in his blog entry for February 2012: There is so much other stuff in the pipeline that I will be trying to bring to fruition this month which include a possible trio album with Tony Levin and Ian Paice. Early stages of discussions with all concerned, but looking very promising. This is […]

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Purple jetsetters

Just as you haven’t been to Brazil until you saw a soccer game there, you haven’t been to Canada until you’ve attended a hockey game. Our frontline correspondent reports from the trenches: At the Winnipeg, MB show last night, Steve Morse came out for the encores wearing a Winnipeg Jets jersey (Winnipeg’s recently-returned NHL Hockey […]

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