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Archive for April, 2014



Now what?! wins Comeback of the Year

Deep Purple have won in the Comeback of the Year category at the Golden Gods 2014, an awards show organized by the Revolver magazine. The awards are based on the results of online fan voting, and the comeback in question apparently refers to the excellent last year album Now what?! The band came on top […]

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Gillan awarded “Friend of the Armenians”

For his efforts in rebuilding the musical school in Armenia, Ian Gillan has been named Friend of the Armenians 2014 by the Eastern Diocese of Armenian Church in America. He will be presented with the award at the 112th Diocesan Assembly in New York City. The presentation will be made during the assembly’s gala banquet […]

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Chasing Shadows

An author going simply by the name Pozzo has published an account of his personal quest to find Rod Evans. And while it contains many digressions (or maybe because of them), it’s quite an amusing read. Joanna’s call for arms here gets a name check, along with DPAS and Simon. … I handed over my […]

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(Not really) behind the scenes

California Breed’s record company apparently decided to inundate us with hype about their first album by posting a new promo clip every week. This one is supposed to be behind the scenes from recording, while in reality is just talking heads. Subsequent episodes will premiere every Tuesday until the album is released on may 20 […]

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Good Old Boys on tour

We have a whole bunch of tour dates for The Good Old Boys, the band that features Nick Simper on bass and Pete Parks (of Fandango and Warhorse fame) on guitar. The lineup also includes Alan Barratt singing, Simon Bishop on guitar, and Richard Hudson on drums. They continue to gig quite extensively in local […]

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California Breed acceleration

Glenn Hughes spoke to Metal Talk recently. (watch inside)

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You keep on moving

Deep Purple with friends and family perform an extended version of Hush at the conclusion of Celebrating Jon Lord event at the Royal Albert Hall on April 4. Plus, another video of the ‘Glenn Hughes segment‘. (watch inside)

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From sundown to rising sun

Roger Glover posted this on the band’s official Facebook page. As Facebook does not seem to provide permalinks, we take the liberty to reproduce it in full here: A whirlwind two weeks; from great gigs in Luxembourg to Antwerp to the emotion, tears of joy and sadness at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the next […]

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Church organist by day…

David Baranowski, a.k.a. Bard David, keyboard player for Blackmores’s Night for some 11 years, was interviewed by his local Connecticut e-paper. This provides a rare glimpse of the band’s inner workings from a perspective slightly different from the titular couple. Q: How did you end up playing with Blackmore? A: There was a guy that […]

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Purple return to Budokan

Deep Purple live at Nippon Budokan (Tokyo, Japan 2014-04-12) After more than 40 years of worshipping all things Purple, I finally made my pilgrimage to The Budokan in Tokyo to hear Deep Purple play at this storied arena, the place where my favourite album of all time, Made in Japan, was created. I got to […]

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