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Archive for October, 2015



Reverse engineering the Universe

From the new songs that are not for the people who are staying at home, to reverse engineering the Universe — when Big Ian digs, he certainly digs deep. An interview he gave before the concert in Łódź on October 25 (watch inside)

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Hip Boots

The new track premiered live this Sunday in Łódź is called Hip Boots. And judging from the setlist, the new guitar instrumental was an impromptu thing thrown in at the last moment in lieu of Contact Lost.

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Hughes: Mk3 reunion will never materialise

Glenn Hughes recently spoke to Metal Express Radio on the occasion of his upcoming UK tour. Among other thins, he revealed how the much touted Mark 3 reunion never came to life: There was talk by David of working with Ritchie Blackmore again but it didn`t quite work out. If it had, would you have […]

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Something old, something new

Yesterday, October, 25, the band opened their European tour with the first show at the Atlas Arena in Łódź, Poland. Quite a few surprises in the revamped setlist. (spoilers inside)

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Review: The Road of Golden Dust

The world is not exactly inundated with books detailing the story of Deep Purple. Chris Charlesworth’s Illustrated Biography had been pretty much the only source for decades, but it’s been out of print for a very long time, and nowadays is not considered terribly accurate. The text has been updated by Simon Robinson into the […]

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Get your passports ready

The first two more or less credible dates for Blackmore’s foray into rock have surfaced. German company Shooter Promotions have announced that he will headline the two Monsters of Rock events in the country: June 17 at the Lorelei Freilichtbühne (open air amphitheater in picturesque settings on the Rhine) and June 18 in Bietigheim-Bissingen near […]

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The so called fan ballot

Several of our readers have commented encouraging other people to participate in the Hall of Fame voting. Here’s why this is a bad idea. It seems that many people are still under the impression that the winner of the fan ballot is automatically inducted into the hall. This is not the case. The the fan […]

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Another Second Flight preview

Another preview track — Kayla — from the upcoming second Flying Colors live DVD, once again in 4k video. (watch inside)

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It’s later than you think

Roger Glover checks in with an update on his website: Those were the words on a famous poster at a time when posters seemed to matter, in the late 60s. Here in 2015, posters are old hat, summer’s gone and winter’s coming on. And that’s that. Life has been packing and unpacking itself over the […]

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No laughing in the heaven

It’s that time of the year again — time for Deep Purple to get snubbed by a certain Hall of Fame. The band’s name has appeared on the nomination ballot once again, and Classic Rock reached out to Ian Gillan for a comment. His response came in most unambiguous terms: I have no respect for […]

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