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We’re talking about state of the art

Roger Glover was on WLVQ radio a few days ago, having another one of those “Mr Grover ‘n’ Mr Gillian” moments — speaking about Whoosh for one second, and then retelling the story behind Smoke for the umpteenth time.

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The joy of music

Japanese Burrn! magazine has a 17-page Deep Purple special in its August 2020 issue. The feature includes pictures, discography, and interviews with Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice. Our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono has graciously supplied us with the reverse translation of the more interesting tidbits of the three interviews. Here is the first […]

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Listening party in Helsinki

Perfect Strangers of Finland will be hosting a Whoosh pre-release listening party tomorrow, August 4, 2020, at The Riff in Helsinki. The album will be played twice in its entirety, first round starting at 18:00 local time. Caveat: the actual listening is still contingent on the mailman delivering the album in time 😉 What: Whoosh […]

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Whoosh early reviews

Several Whoosh reviews from around the web, and they are all very, very positive. Get Ready to Rock: There’s no dip in quality; in fact just when you think there should be, track 9, three belters appears. Storming. The band do not sound like they are going to quit any time soon. Only actual physical […]

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Accidentals and dominants

Gotta Hear ’em All blog has a rather technical review of Nothing at All from the new album Whoosh. If you enjoy reading about E – D# – C# – B progressions and dominant tonic motions, you’ll enjoy this. It goes something like this: The key of the piece is predominantly E Major, with a […]

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What’s gonna happen when they’ll run out of movie titles?

Italian webzine Truemetal has a lengthy interview with Roger Glover, which was done by an obvious fan. That makes it twice as interesting for us as the usual fare from the mainstream press (even the musical mainstream press). This album is the band’s twenty-first over more than 50 years of career. I guess this is […]

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We do is what pleases us

Rock Candy magazine has Deep Purple as their cover story of issue 21 (August/September 2020). Inside is a feature promoting Whoosh that includes interviews with both Ian and Ian. Check out the opening spread (pdf). Couple of quotes from Gillan: The early days were fabulous. Everything was new and wonderful and shocking. Things got bigger […]

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Learning what not to do

Paicey with the new installment of The Chief answers your questions on his DrumTribe channel.

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Unboxing Whoosh

Paicey is unboxing the Whoosh box set. The album is due for release on August 7, finally!

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We live in hope

Roger Glover is doing publicity blitz for the new album, and was a guest on Detroit radio WRIF yesterday, July 27, talking to a slightly clueless, but typically enthusiastic classic rock radio DJ.

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