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Archive for February, 2013



Mark 1 in Berne

Deep Purple’s official YouTube channel has posted a 90-second clip of Mark 1 performing Hush in Berne, Switzerland. Looks like the footage was silent and it was overlayed with an audio track from elsewhere. Nevertheless, any Mark 1 footage is a rare treat.

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Undulations of happiness and misery

Dubai’s The National has a short but sweet interview with Ian Gillan. He talks about the benefits of being older, the new album, holding up cigarette lighters, the leapfrogging equipment, being snubbed, and factual accuracy of Spinal Tap. On not showing any respect on the album We’ve made a conscious effort to not show any […]

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Year of the Snake

David Coverdale gave an interview to The Rock Pit, in which he reveals that Made in Japan (due April 19th in Europe, 22nd in the UK, and 23rd in North America, via Frontiers Records) will be followed in July by another live release, Made in Britain, recorded on the 2011 UK tour and an extra […]

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High Volume BrisVegas

Date: 2013-02-26 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia Great to see DP at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane. This venue seems to pump up the volume more than other venues in our city.A nice a nd loud set which is a DP must.Great to hear a few different tracks of In Rock……”into the fire” was a […]

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A different Hughes interview

Music Radar has an interview with Glenn Hughes, from which we learn what he thinks of his days in Deep Purple, as well as the nerdy stuff like the fact that Geezer Butler has Glenn’s old Rickenbacker. And he won’t sell it back to Hughes! What was it about your playing that made you a […]

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Now what?! on tour

German promoter KBK has announced the first tour dates of what is billed as Deep ?urp!e Now What?! tour. The German leg will start in Dresden on October 22 and finish in Mannheim on November 2, covering 8 major cities (announced so far). Peter Frampton will be opening on all nights. Full details in our […]

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Now what?! — It’s official

EarMUSIC has circulated a press release confirming the title of the new Deep ?urp!e (sic!) album: Deep Purple announce the first studio album since 2005 and reveal details for the first double A-Side single to be released on March 29th. NOW What ?! has been produced by Bob Ezrin, one of the most important rock […]

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Now what?!

The official Deep Purple Facebook page has got a new logo reading Now What?! In what we’re sure, is a total coincidence, the mysterious site deeppurple2013.com is also accessible as deeppurple-nowwhat.com. Both domains were registered on the same day late last year by a German-based media company. Just sayin’…

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The value of private moments

Roger Glover gave an interview to MyDubai MyCity. He spoke about Swiss women, honesty in music, the value of those rare private moments on tour, crazy as they come fans, and why he doesn’t use social networks. Oh, yeah, and the seemingly inevitable question of that song also came up. And a bonus snippet from […]

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Dubai press conference

Deep Purple gave a press conference in Dubai ahead of the first show of the tour. Looks like everybody had a lot of fun, however only Ian Gillan’s answers were published. On the favourite song to perform: No. The show is an entity and it goes from one thing to another. They all have dynamics, […]

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