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Archive for March, 2012



Sunflower Jam 2012

The 2012 edition of the Sunflower Jam will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, September 16. Apparently Jon Lord’s treatment is proceeding well enough that he is billed to appear there. (And with the whole thing being organized by his sister-in-law, this must come from pretty close to home, so […]

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Surprise in Pratteln

On March 21 Ian Paice was playing a gig with the tribute band Purpendicular in Pratteln, Switzerland. The band received a surprise reinforcement as Roger Glover “happened to be in the neighbourhood” and joined them on stage. Update (Mar 27): Apparently, Roger dropped by unannounced before the gig to say hello and was talked into […]

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Morse to tour with G3

This summer Steve Morse will play in Europe as a part of the G3 tour with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Five dates in late July/early August in Germany, Hungary and Russia have surfaced so far. Full details in our calendar.

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Glover in Venice

Roger Glover will support Hard Rock Cafe’s “Street 2 Sanctuary” campaign to help girls forced to prostitution and their children from the streets of Bombay red light district and place them into the sanctuary and care of the Bombay Teen Challenge. Deep Purple, of course have a history with HRC Venice charity projects as in […]

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Coverdale interviews

David Coverdale was a guest on US syndicated radio show In The Studio on the occasion of 25th anniversary of the eponymous ’87 album, The conversation meandered far enough to touch his departure from Purple and management problems of the early Whitesnake days. You can listen to it online at In The Studio’s website (requires […]

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Paice signature drum kit

Pearl Drums will launch Ian Paice signature drum kit on April 23, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Machine Head UK release. The kit will feature nine drums, including Masters Premium Legend Maple toms and bass drum, with the signature snare. All drums will feature “unique motif” inside and some will come in sizes unique […]

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Montreux’2011 on vinyl

The Live at Montreux 2011 is about to be released on vinyl by a small label called Night of the Vinyl Dead. The release will be a limited edition, hand numbered to 500 copies, triple purple glitter vinyl in flip top opening cover and inner sleeves (that’s a lot of bells and whistles). The material […]

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Hughes in Guitar World

Guitar World has a lengty interview with Glenn Hughes, where he talks about everything from his humble beginning as a trombonist in a school orchestra, to Deep Purple, to Black Country Communion, to the late Gary Moore. Would you say you were the driving force behind Deep Purple’s groovier sound in the mid-’70s? That’s a […]

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Morse: New album coming up

Jeb Wright did an interview with Steve Morse for Classic Rock Revisited. In this lengthy interview, Steve talks about Flying Colors, Purple, and his obsession with Native American art. Jeb: You are not an egomaniac musician and neither is Neal Morse. Did that make the process of having all that creativity manageable? Steve: I certainly […]

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Paicey to appear at the Musikmesse

Ian Paice will appear at the Musikmesse this year during the signing session(s) organized by Paiste (his cymbal company). The sessions are scheduled for Friday, March 23rd – 12:00 Friday, March 23rd – 14:00 Saturday, March 24th – 12:00 Saturday, March 24th – 15.00 When exactly he will appear has not been announced. The other […]

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