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Archive for November, 2012



Voices of Rainbow

Japanese promoters are doing something right. The managed to book a package tour (dubbed the Voices of Rainbow) of the three surviving Rainbow vocalists — Graham Bonnett, Joe Lynn Turner, and Doogie White. Bonnett will apparently headline the show performing with Alcatrazz, while JLT and White will be performing with a very Blackmoresque guitar player […]

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Dubai, here we come

Looks like Deep Purple are due to headline yet another jazz festival — organizers of the Dubai Jazz Festival have announced that the band will headline the 2013 event. As their appearance is scheduled for February 21, this will predate the down under tour and moves forward the tentative date for the tentative live premiere […]

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Signed Blackmore guitar at a charity auction

Ritchie Blackmore has donated a signed Stratocaster to a charity auction. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Sweet Relief Eastern Musicians Fund to provide food and medicine to the victims of hurricane Sandy that devastated big part of the Eastern US seaboard about three weeks ago. Current bid is at $2,161 and the […]

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The Road To Nashville pt.2

Roger Glover has posted another progress report on the state of the new Deep Purple album: As I stated in the last missive, after five weeks the band left Nashville with fourteen tracks all but complete. The only thing missing was the vocals. IG had several ideas floating around but only one or two were […]

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Rainbow’76 documentary

The old management company Deep Purple (Overseas) (who have also managed Rainbow in 1975-78) have released a short documentary video about the band originally made in 1976 to promote the band. (watch inside)

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Eye of the storm

The two Blackmore’s Night shows that had to be postponed due to hurricane Sandy have now been rescheduled for December 9 in Wilmington, Delaware, and December 12 in New York City. Original tickets are valid for the new dates.

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All that jazz

Deep Purple have appeared on November 14 on French TV show Culturebox. Ian Gillan was interviewed and they did a wonderfully light, airy (pun intended) jazz rendition of Smoke on the Water live. (watch inside)

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Very good gig

Deep Purple, Nantes, Pruillé (France, 11th November 2012). Even sometimes are screaming was dropped as highway star it was a very good gig. The show was energetic and fresh.I totally agree with the post from Grenoble,for Ian Paice and Ian Gillan.The drums solo was amazing and Ian Gillan was also in a fine form as […]

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Getaway Festival

As the summer festival dates continue to trickle in, Deep Purple’s management has confirmed that the band will headline the Getaway Festival in Sweden on August 10, 2013. Festival passes are already on sale.

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Deep Purple in concert – Grenoble – France

Deep Purple – Palais de sports, Grenoble (France – November 9th 2012) Set list : Fireball – Into the Fire – Hard Lovin’ Man – Maybe I’m a Leo – Strange Kind of Woman – The Battle Rages On – Contact Lost – Steve Morse solo – Sometimes I feel like screaming – The Well-Dressed […]

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