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BBC Radio 2 Deep Purple day

Between the Copenhagen and London Radio shows this week, BBC Radio2 will be hosting a ‘Deep Purple’ day. Details are as follows: Radio 2 is streamed in the clear worldwide. Thursday 16th November 0900-1200 https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl8v/2017/11/16 Live session in the Ken Bruce show 1700-1900 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09dwcdc Ian Gillan is guest on Simon Mayo show 2000-2200 Purple live […]

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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288 pages and promises a wealth of pictures from the band’s Japanese tours from 1976 to 1984, many of them previously unpublished.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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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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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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That Clinking Clanking Sound…. An Update

You may recall earlier in the year we reported the rather unwholesome story of lawsuits, disappearing money and such like. (for those that don’t : read it all here….) Well today we can give an update to the story. Today, Monday 25th September the UK Insolvency Service announced that Dipak Rao has been banned from […]

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Rainbow review and interview in Burrn! magazine

Rainbow Live Review, O2 Arena, London, 6/17/2017 (Summary) Did Ritchie Blackmore really enjoy his return to the world of rock in 2016? The answer must be yes as he is actually seen to be smiling in the DVD from the shows. Most of Ritchie’s fans gave accolades to the 2016 lineup, so it was no […]

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