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Archive for September, 2013



Made in Japan video teaser

Further news about the 40th anniversary Made in Japan: the package will include a new documentary on Mark 2 around that period, plus 20+ minutes of 8 mm silent footage shot in Tokyo on August 17, 1972, and synchronized with the audio track. Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov for the info.

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Made in Japan remix

The old management company has announced that Universal is preparing a (belated) 40th anniversary edition of Made in Japan. Kevin Shirley is finishing remix of the album and actually all 3 Japanese dates are being remixed. Universal ended up owning the band’s back catalogue after in 2011 it bought up what was left of EMI’s […]

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Backstage passes for UK tour

As it has become a good tradition, the Teenage Cancer Trust is holding an Ebay auction for two tickets and two after show meet-and-greet passes for any one of the five concerts during the upcoming UK tour. The tickets and passes have been kindly donated by Roger Glover. The auction closes on October 4, at […]

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Quod erat demonstrandum

NME is running a readers’ poll of the greatest live albums of all time, which we announced back in April. Mission accomplished: Made in Japan is leading the poll, and by a good margin. Here’s top 10 as of September 21: Deep Purple — Made In Japan — 9.95 Pink Floyd — Pulse — 7.48 […]

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Armenian music school now open

[Updated Sep 26] Earlier today, September 20, Ian and Bron Gillan were the guests of honour at the grand opening of the music school in Gyumri, Armenia. This is the very school rebuilding which was the main focus of Big Ian’s recent WhoCares project with Toni Iommi. Well done, gentlemen! At the press conference the […]

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New edition of Didi Zill’s photobook

German publishers Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf have announced that a new edition of Didi Zill’s photobook will be published on October 1. The new edition will expand both on the photo material and written comments (caveat: all text is in German, at least that what was in the original). The book was originally published in 2003, […]

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A new single and a tour edition

[Updated with tracklist and artwork] The record company has announced that the new single from Now what?! will be Above and Beyond, to be released on October 25 in Europe (28th in UK) as 7” purple vinyl (B-side: Space Truckin’ recorded live in Majano, Italy, on July 24, 2013); CD single with bonus tracks Things […]

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Perfect Strangers Live teaser

Eagle Rock has posted preview clip from the the upcoming Perfect Strangers Live DVD. The album is out on October 14 on DVD, CD+DVD, audio download and video download.

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The Trondheim Experiment

The Trondheim Experiment is a web presentation of a Jon Lord concert in Trondheim, Norway on May 24, 2010, and it can only be described as Jon’s bonanza. The entire show professionally filmed, plus introductory notes from Knut Morten Johansen, behind the scenes footage from rehearsals, Jon’s interview to local TV, and photo gallery — […]

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Flying Colors — Live in Europe

Flying Colors will release Live in Europe on October 14 via Mascot Records. It is a recording of their performance in Tilburg, Netherlands, on September 20, 2012. Available formats will include: 2CD 3LP (clear vinyl, limited to 1000 copies) Blu-ray DVD Preorders made through Mascot webstore will come with the following bonuses: free MP3 download […]

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