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Everything louder than everything else

A second show in Osaka has been added to the Japanese tour calendar. We have no reliable information, but usually this happens when the first one is either sold out or being very close to. Fun fact: the venue they will be playing in Osaka is the very same venue where the bulk of original […]

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Authentic 1962 vintage feel

Ian Gillan gave an interview to Finnish KaaosTV while being in the neighbouring Estonia. He revealed, among other things, that he has recorded an album of rock’n’roll standards with his first band The Javelins, which should be out some time in August. He also mentioned that he has solo and Rock Meets Classics orchestral tours […]

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Black tie and no hat

Yesterday, June 14, Ian Paice and Roger Glover introduced Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo of Metallica at the Polar Music Prize Awards ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. The Polar Music Prize is a Swedish international award founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, manager of ABBA, with a donation to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The […]

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Touring update

Deep Purple are in the process of finalizing the dates for a tour of Mexico this November. In an unusual twist of events, the dates are already posted on the official site, albeit some venues are still to be determined, and none are on sale. Glenn Hughes has added several more European dates to his […]

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Classic Rock and Sweden Rock

Purple family was heavily featured in the June issue of Classic Rock Magazine, which hit the newsstands in the UK on May 1, and now starts appearing overseas. The issue includes 25 pages about Dio & Rainbow, Captain Beyond, David Coverdale & Whitesnake, Ian Gillan, Paice Ashton Lord, Butterfly Ball, Hughes/Thrall, Warhorse, Trapeze, Roger Glover, […]

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Lost in translation

On the day of Deep Purple show in Kiev, an interview with Steve Morse appeared in the Ukranian The Koz Times. It said, among other things, — All stated that this farewell tour of Deep Purple. And you yourself have also decided that after the tour you leave the scene? For me personally, it’s a […]

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Wait for the Ricochet – German Edition

Simon Robinson’s DP book “In Rock – Wait For The Ricochet” is going to be published in a German language edition. The publisher is Hannibal-Verlag, translated by Andreas Schiffmann The book is advertised for October. German title is going to be “In Rock – Der Lange Weg Zu Einem Meisterwerk” https://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/meisterwerk/ thanks to Lutz for […]

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New Nick Simper & Nasty Habits LP out now on vinyl

Nick Simper & Nasty Habits have just released their new live album titled “Live An’ Nasty” on vinyl. It’s the first album with new vocalist Attila Scholtz, who has worked with the likes of Jon Lord and Ian Paice before. It will be the combination of a limited edition set of 150 pieces on purple […]

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A deputy organist at a local church

Don Airey will play the top billing at the HRH Prog Festival in Northern Wales this coming November. In a recent interview with Classic Rock Revisited he also hinted about more UK dates to come: Getting ready to do a four-month summer run of festivals with DP starting in Mexico in May, with perhaps a […]

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Joe Bonamassa & Bernie Marsden at Loreley cancelled

The festival planned for June 16, 2018 featuring Steve Hill, the Henrik Freischlader Band, Bernie Marsden and Joe Bonamassa has been cancelled.

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