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Archive for September, 2014



DeepPurpleCommunity interviews Don Airey

The Deep Purple Community on Facebook conducted an interview with Don Airey in August 2014…. “The success of NOW What?! was overwhelming, the album is still in the TOP50 of Amazon Germany’s music charts, sitting at #2 in the Hard Rock charts right today. [the questions to the Don were sent in August 2014]. Did […]

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Ian Paice remembers Jon Lord, previews “Burn” from Celebrating Jon Lord

AllMusic recently conducted an interview with Ian Paice in which he recalls his first meeting with Jon and talks about the Celebrating Jon Lord event which has just been released on many formats. AllMusic: Can you remember meeting Jon Lord for the first time? Ian Paice: The first time I actually met Jon, I remembered […]

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Ian Paice Drum Clinic in Angera, Italy

Ian Paice gave a drum clinic and concert on September 13th in Angera/Lago Maggiore, and you can see some footage from the event below. thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info

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France And Germany Tour in November 2015?

Some online ticketing agencies are reporting that they have tickets on sale for a tour of France and Germany in November. 2015. We all of course know what we’re doing in (over) a years time…. for those more organised you can purchase tickets via links below. These dates have not been confirmed by management, so […]

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South America – Fall Tour 2014 – Updated

We’re receiving reports of dates on sale for a South American Tour this fall, with shows in Brazil on sale now. Please check with local promoters/press for more details and do not make non-refundable travel arrangements on this say-so, these dates *Have Not* been confirmed my management! Looks to be starting in Mexico on 4th […]

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Interviews Roundup

Steve Morse features in an interview with Sweetwater’s Guitars and Gears: And Ian Paice features in this months Modern Drummer thanks to Yvonne Osthausen

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Hard Rock at the Hard Rock in Biloxi thanks to DEEP PURPLE

Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, Ms. USA August 29th, 2014 Anybody out there touting the level of performance of this Living, Breathing, Purple machine either hasn’t attended their recent tour or if they have attended and are still in disapproval, they are truly in denial. I attended the show at the Hard Rock Casino in […]

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Deep Purple with Orchestra “Live In Verona”

On 20 October 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Live In Verona” by Deep Purple on DVD and Blu-ray[Cat Nos EREDV0121 and ERBRD5218]. This amazing performance includes “Smoke On The Water,” “Lazy,” “Strange Kind Of Woman,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Highway Star,” “Woman From Tokyo” and many more. Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, […]

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Royal treatment

It’s widely known that Scandinavia is a good market for Purple and apparently their popularity extends all the way into the royal families. In Norway, crown prince Haakon joined a local band at their gig and played Smoke on the Water. His wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who was in the audience, was less enthusiastic and […]

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Ian Paice onstage with Purpendicular

Ian Paice will feature with Purple tribute band Purpendicular on three of their European dates this October. This will be Ian’s third stint with the band. October 7th – Sono Centrum – Brno – Czech Republic October 8th – Riffelhof – Burgrieden (Ulm) – Germany October 9th – Uhlenspiegel – Rutesheim (Stuttgart) – Germany Purpendicular […]

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