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Archive for November, 2014



On the banks of river Uzh

A pretty unique monument to Jon Lord was unveiled on November 27 in Ukranian city of Uzhhorod. A pint-sized Jon is sitting on the railing of a riverside promenade and contemplating the view. The idea of the monument came to a couple of locals two years ago. They started collecting the money in empty beer […]

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From Changshu to Austin

Couple of new entries to our trainspotting project. A restaurant called Deep Purple has opened last year in Chiangshu, China. It specializes in western (as in European / North American / Australian) food. The band gets a nod in their self description: The name Deep Purple traces its roots back from the mysterious and dreamy […]

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Rainbow box sets

Two new Rainbow box sets are coming out. The first is an 8LP vinyl set called The Polydor Years. It contains Rainbow studio albums from Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to Bent out of Shape, plus On Stage. Finyl Vinyl is not included. The albums are straight copy of the originals content-wise, without any bonus tracks, and […]

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Something old, something new

The documentary DVD that was included in the 4CD+DVD box of the Made in Japan reissue this spring, will be released separately as a standalone DVD by Universal on December 12 (at least in continental Europe). In other news, Deep Purple (Overseas) and Universal are remixing Made in Europe for a box set release some […]

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Colin Hart interview revisited

The official YouTube channel has posted an expanded version of the video interview with Colin Hart. Colin started working for the band as a roadie back in 1971, then became tour manager for Elf, Rainbow, and post-reunion Deep Purple. It was probably recorded shortly after his retirement from the band circa 2001. Many of what […]

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More Purple trainspotting

After discovery of the Deep Purplestraat, everything else feels like we’re kinda scraping the bottom of a barrel, but new stuff keeps popping up. Michel De Pourcq sent in this photo of a clothing store in Wijk Bij Duurstede in Netherlands: Hmmm, where have I seen that font? It makes me thing that the store […]

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JLT podcasts

Joe Lynn Turner was featured in couple of recent podcasts, promoting Rated X and talking Rainbow. Talking Metal 504: his interview runs from around 22 minutes to 46 minutes mark into the podcast. Or listen to it in your favourite mp3 player. Iron City Rocks episode 253: pretty much the whole episode is dedicated to […]

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JLT touts Rainbow reunion again

Joe Lynn Turner gave an interview to Metal Forces promoting the freshly released Rated X debut album. He said that guitar player Karl Cochran suffered a stroke while recording the album and Nikolo Kotzev had to finish it in his stead. He will stay with the band until Cochran recovers. He also mentioned that the […]

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Back to the Bone

There’s a new Whitesnake live album out — Live In ‘84 – Back To The Bone. It features the band in transition from the good old boogie band to the hair metal one. The album comes in two editions: DVD+CD and standalone DVD. The bulk of the DVD was recorded at a festival in Seibu […]

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Bernie Torme talks Gillan

Bernie Torme is touring UK, promoting his latest solo album Flowers & Dirt. Metal Express Radio talked to him, and it’s an interesting interview. He spoke about how he joined Gillan band, how he left, and quite a few things inbetween. (listen inside)

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