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Archive for October, 2017



First date for 2018

First date for the 2018 leg(s) of the Long Goodbye Tour has surfaced — Deep Purple are slated to play in Kraków, Poland, on July 1. Tickets are going on sale November 3 trough a variety of outlets: www.ebilet.pl, www.eventim.pl, www.ticketpro.pl, www.biletin.pl (hooray to the competition). Keep your eye peeled for the other dates that […]

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Rainbow photo book out in Japan

A new Rainbow photo book is coming out in Japan. It is quite a hefty volume at 288 pages and promises a wealth of pictures from the band’s Japanese tours from 1976 to 1984, many of them previously unpublished. The pictures were taken for the Music Life and Young Guitar magazines. The promo blurb mentions […]

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Antoine (Fats) Domino RIP

So sad to hear of his passing.  Sad, for several reasons… when a hero dies, of course, one thinks first of the person and his family and the sorrow about it all, followed with the wider recognition of the rich legacy he left behind.   But linked with that, somehow there is grieving for one’s own […]

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Roger Glover at SWR1 Mainz, Germany

After the release of “inFinite”, the newest record of Deep Purple, BassplayerRoger Glover had time to visit german Radiostation SWR1 having an exclusive Bass2Bass-Talk with Thomas “Chuck” Tscheschner, german bassplayer and editor at SWR1 in Mainz. Head over to RGs official website for the english version of the radio interview.

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Dixie Dregs reunion and Rainbow goes east

Dixie Dregs will tour the States in March, reuniting the lineup that recorded their first major label album — the 1977 Free Fall — Steve Morse and Rod Morgenstein will be joined by Allen Sloan, Steve Davidowski, and Andy West. 8 dates in total have been announced so far, starting with Atlanta on March 3, […]

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Sixth Jon Lord memorial show in Warsaw

The sixth Jon Lord memorial concert will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on October 26. This year Doogie White will be a special guest of the event. He will be joined on stage by a variety of local musicians, including Polish heavy metal band Turbo and keyboard player Andrzej Zieliński from Skaldowie. This will be […]

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Surprising new show added…

On Thursday 16 November, Radio 2’s Jo Whiley will welcome Deep Purple into the BBC Radio Theatre for a very special In Concert performance! Tickets will be drawn at random, to UK residents only, and Photo ID will be required! Full details here

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Did you get first dips on new The Surprising video?

If you cannot view Deep Purple’s new video for The Surprising, you probably don’t live in the United States, Germany, France, Italy or Switzerland. These countries have been given first dips on the video together with prominent media coverage earlier today, October 4. In Germany, Stern were able to show The Surprising video exclusively to […]

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inFinite Gold edition

The record company has announced today that the Gold edition of the most recent Deep Purple album inFinite will be one of three new releases on November 3 this year: The 2CD updated Gold edition of inFinite will include a second CD with 80 minutes from the Hellfest performance produced by Bob Ezrin. Secondly, earMUSIC […]

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It’s all in the DNA….

Or Deoxyribonucleic acid as you may know it as. The building block of everything living now is being used in a new process to store information for future generations (and life forms?!). As part of the program Twist Bioscience and Microsoft are storing historic performances by the likes of Miles Davis and Deep Purple at […]

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