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Archive for January, 2013



New Official Deep Purple sites

It’s all change on the web front again in time for the launch of the new Deep Purple album in April 2013. As well as a new album launch site, http://www.deeppurple2013.com there are also new Facebook pages, and a new Twitter feed which promises the funniest and silliest tweets from the band along with exclusive […]

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Learnt to play ‘Smoke’ yet?

Say Fender : For more than 40 years now, Blackmore’s famously forceful G minor blues riff in the 1972 Deep Purple classic “Smoke on the Water” has served as the quintessential heavy rock guitar riff and a metal-melody primer for burgeoning rock guitarists everywhere. Its place in rock history is as solid as the stature […]

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Australian tour interviews roll in

“it never started with a successful television appearance or a front page on a newspaper. It started in the clubs in the back streets of a local town somewhere, whether that was Liverpool or Manchester or Seattle or Sydney.” Australian site the Brag conducted an interview with Ian Gillan last November which has now been […]

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The Parallax Effect of Long Hair

In December 2012 Ian Gillan provided a keynote speech at the ICD Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy. Titled “The Parallax Effect of Long Hair” it covered some of Ian’s experiences and how his haircut was at the time. The full video can be viewed below:

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Celebrating The Battle Rages On live

We’ve mentioned this band before, when Ian Paice played with them, Purpendicular, one of the greatest Deep Purple tribute bands around (and competition is fierce). Purpendicular consist of UK and European musicians with the ability and determination to perform Deep Purple’s music. In 2012, Purpendicular criss-crossed the European continent with their 40th anniversary Machine Head […]

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Thank you Claude

A message has appeared on the Montreux Jazz Festival site confirming that Claude Nobs has succumbed to his injuries sustained in a skiing accident recently. “On January 10th you left us! Only a few days after your accident in Caux-sur-Montreux, in your beloved mountains, overlooking the lake that you were so fond of.” Read the […]

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The Heat is Deep Purple in Australia

As temperatures are reaching to world record highs in Australia, The Bureau of Meteorology’s interactive weather forecasting chart needs to be updated with new colours and one of them was decided to be Deep Purple. Especially fitting since Deep Purple themselves will be doing their best to raise temperatures down under next month. On a […]

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New Album Teaser ??

A new teaser video clip has appeared on the Ear Music official video channel on youtube which offers the first chance to hear a sample of the upcoming album.

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Funky Claude

“Funky” Claude Nobs has been injured in a skiing accident during the Christmas break. “The Montreux Jazz Festival communicates that during the Christmas holidays Claude Nobs fell while practicing cross-country skiing. As a direct consequence of this accident, Mr. Claude Nobs underwent surgery at the CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois in Lausanne). He has remained […]

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Behind the Iron Curtain

Ian Gillan’s four concerts were not simply a major music event in 1990 in Yerevan. The concerts proved that the world was changing and “iron curtain” was about to disappear. One can hardly imagine how difficult the logistics of such concerts was in Yerevan of 1990. It would be no exaggeration to say that the […]

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