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Archive for June, 2017



Rockpages interview with Don Airey

The media blitz continues, this time it’s the turn of Don Airey to be interviewed by Rockpages.gr. On Blackmore Rockpages.gr: Do you think that will ever be a chance that the guys would bury the hatchet and Ritchie of course and play all of them together? Even if it’s for one show? Don Airey: No! […]

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106.6 Radio Rock Interview with Ian Gillan

A few days ago in Rome Ian Gillan was interviewed on the local Radio Rock station. And the whole show can be heard on the link below, mostly in Italian excepting IG’s answers. For those on Facebook (isn’t EVERYONE?) you can access their page and view more pictures and video of the day. https://www.facebook.com/radiorock106.6/?fref=nf

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Deep Purple – Hellfest footage

The ARTE channel in France have posted some footage of this years Hellfest festival, including from around the 22 minute mark Smoke on the Water and Uncommon Man from DP’s set. A further longer show, approx. 1 hour, of the Deep Purple set is due to be aired in July for those with access to […]

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Steve Morse – Ultimate Guitar interview

A lengthy, technical at times, and very interesting interview with Steve Morse has appeared on the website of Ultimate Guitar. UG: What’s the Purple album and solo you’re most proud of? Steve: I don’t know. I don’t dwell too much on the albums or the solos. In a way it’s like children you give up […]

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Brilliant concert

Deep Purple live at Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium 2017-06-17) I was on saturday 17th of june in Dessel at the Graspop Metal Meeting & I saw once again Deep Purple as Headliner of the day. No doubt about it, it was a fabulous GIG. I saw Purple many times but this time it was […]

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The (last) Stuttgart Show?

Deep Purple live at Schleyerhalle (Stuttgart, Germany 2017-06-14) Here we go again …Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle. MONSTER TRUCK were one of the better guests Purple had during the years as far as we were concerned. Us being the girl and me and two of our boys, 16 and 10 years old, that are really in DP (and […]

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The media bandwagon rolls on, and on….

The last few days of the European tour are upon us, and in Germany the media bandwagon has been rolling on, with many interviews being broadcast and published. First on our list is a broadcast from SWR, a lengthy interview with IG knocking in at half an hour or so, and in English (allegedly) for […]

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Rainbow Show Manchester – Cancellation

According to a post on the Manchester Arena The Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow show on 22nd June will not now go ahead. Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Promoter statement Following last month’s tragic incident and the subsequent temporary closure of the main area outside the venue, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow show on Thursday 22 June 2017 is unfortunately no […]

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Sketchbook pages

There’s a new section on the official Roger Glover Website called “Sketchbook pages”: They say that if you haven’t used something for a couple of years, it might as well not be there. Get rid of it. Keep life current. Simple. In my case, not so. Not that I’m a hoarder (I’m a hoarder) but […]

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Fantastic show in Luxembourg

Deep Purple live at Rockhal (Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 2017-05-27) [Written one week ago, after getting home from the show] Excellent show tonight in Luxembourg. Interestingly, almost 10 years to the day from when they played here on 20 May 2007 [still touring the amazing Rapture of the Deep album]. Tonight the band played an amazing set. […]

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