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Archive for November, 2015



Flying Colors chat aftermath

Flying Colors have appeared on Reddit Ask Me Anything this Friday, November 27. It is just too bad apparently nobody has realized until the last moment that 3pm EST is 9pm CET, which is just about the time Steve is supposed to hit the stage with Purple in Frankfurt. His postfactum contributions, however, were quite […]

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Live chat with Flying Colors

Flying Colors will be answering questions on Reddit’s Ask Me Anything today, November 27, between 3 and 4 pm EST. What: A live interview with the full band on Reddit’s IAmA forum, where you ask the questions. Well, not just you. And not you if you’re not there. So be there! Ask Mike about his […]

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Blackmore’s drummer speaks out

Deep Purple Italia has an interview with David Keith, the drummer from Blackmore’s Night who was also tapped to play the three gigs next summer under the Rainbow moniker. How is it working with Ritchie Blackmore? Ritchie certainly has a reputation for being difficult to work with, but I have honestly found it to be […]

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Oberhausen TV report

Local TV station ARD Brisant showed this report from the gig in Oberhausen on November 13. Unfortunately, the interviews are overdubbed, but looks like nothing groundbreaking has been said. Don Airey told that nowadays he has a reserved seat at his doctor as he’s going more and more to regular check-ups. He also pointed out […]

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Deep Purple 11.18.2015, Hannover, Swiss Life Hall

(roughly translated from the original text, which is posted below, many thanks to Fabian Sterlzig for taking the time to review the show) Here’s my review of Deep Purple in Hannover, a day after the international football game had been cancelled in Hannover that had taken place at the stadium directly opposite. The events of […]

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Excellent performance

Deep Purple live at Patinoire Mériadeck (Bordeaux, France 2015-11-03) A very short review of my 20th Deep Purple show: I was very, very pleased with this year’s only concert (as far as I’m concerned, of course) — Gillan absolutely back in the game after some good, but not outstanding performances in 2014. Reminds me of […]

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Ash vs. Evil Dead

Purple music is prominently featured in the new installment of the Evil Dead horror comedy franchise — TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead. The first episode theme was Space Truckin’, with Highway Star featured in the second. For all the wrong reasons. Creator Sam Raimi explains: When my brother Ivan and I were writing the […]

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Jon Lord at Nidaros photo book

A photo documentary by THS editor emeritus Trond J. Strøm Jon Lord in the Nidaros Cathedral is now available as a photo book. The book contains 58 photographs on 46 pages documenting Jon’s rehearsals at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, before his gig on May 23, 2010. You can preview the material at the […]

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On the limitations of Euclidean arithmetic

A lengthy interview with Ian Gillan that may or may not have stemmed from his gardening activities. It is also kind of curious due to slightly unorthodox questions and even more unorthodox answers. (watch inside)

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Halfway between musician and a drummer

A 2002 vintage interview with Roger Glover done by Eric Blair was recently posted on YouTube (watch inside)

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