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Archive for February, 2017



Idea that is a little enigmatic

An interview with Ian Paice was featured on Robert Sas’ Rock Show a few days ago, and it was a very relaxed and informative chat. Ian spoke about his health, the title and contents of the new album, the differences between then and now, the fate of the band, their immediate touring plans, his hobbies, […]

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That fine line between clever and silly

Couple of new submissions to our semi-impermanent trainspotting section. Highway Star is being used in a mexican commercial (ka-ching). We’ve been told that it advertises beer, but might just as well advertise sneakers. Or extra tight pants. Or something else entirely. Meanwhile, Russian military band has been spotted practicing their goosesteps in Abu Dhabi: Thanks […]

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Ja, ja — Smoke on the water

Roger Glover and Ian Paice have also appeared on German TV channel BR Fernsehen in an evening news segment for February 22. (watch inside)

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inFinite boxset images

We now have images of both the “large” and the “small” inFinite box sets:
inFinite - Large Box SetinFinite - Small Box Set

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They never go to three…

Roger Glover and Ian Paice sit down with the Rock Antenne to answer the burning questions: is this the final tour? Is this the final album? Is this the end of Deep Purple? Why you can’t please everybody with the setlist? And most importantly, why do sound techs never count to three? (watch inside)

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Alright, hold tight

A Japanese documentary on the Highway Star has been posted to Youtube. And in 43+ minutes it covers a big chunk of Mark 2 history besides the song itself. Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, and Chris Charlesworth (of Illustrated Biography fame) were inteviewed, with some stock footage of Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore as well. While the narration is in Japanese, the extensive interviews are not overdubbed, which makes it easier to piece together the story with some background knowledge about the band. (watch inside)

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From Here to inFinite on the big screen

German cinema chain UCI Kinowelt will present the premiere of the documentary Deep Purple — From Here to inFinite on the big screen in their theatres across the country on March 16 at 20:00. This is the documentary on the making of inFinite that will be part of all album editions that include a DVD. […]

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Polar expedition behind the scenes

Current edition (issue #58) of the German Classic Rock magazine has a spread detailing the polar expedition themed promotional photoshoot, proceeds of which we have featured elsewhere on the site. Said photoshoot was conducted in Hamburg on December 17, 2016, by Jim Rakete — the same gentleman responsible for Now what?! promotional pictures. More than […]

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This one is going on Ebay

Another video from the NAMM 2017. Steve Morse shows off his MusicMan #1 and #2: And once we’re at it, here are some more Steve’s guitar nuts and bolts videos from a few years back. Here he is demonstrating various features of the original MusicMan and Y2D, and how and why he uses them during […]

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Purple Uncut

Deep Purple are featured in the latest issue of the British magazine Uncut: While warming up for a final tour and album, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice recall their wild career in rock […] The issue in question has Björk on its cover and is dated April 2017. It went on […]

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