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In the press

Several items of interest have either been published or are about to be. September 2018 issue of the Uncut magazine is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the band under the Ultimate Music Guide moniker. Albeit we’re told that the inside content is ridden with errors. For those still interested, the issue can be ordered […]

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Mexican tour

The slightly disorganized Deep Purple’s Mexican tour in November has undergone a few changes. Several shows have been moved to other venues in the same cities, compared to what we reported earlier. Swedish metal band In Flames will be supporting the whole tour, while US radio personality Eddie Trunk is announced as a host for […]

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Yet another remaster

According to the Uncut magazine, Rhino will be re-releasing purple vinyl editions of In Rock and Fireball on November 23. Both albums are said to have been newly remastered by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham from the original analogue tapes, and have been cut at half-speed by Barry Grint at Alchemy Mastering. Thanks to Uncut […]

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Hughes memorabilia auction

The private rock’n’roll memorabilia collection of one Noel Monk is now up for sale at Backstage Auctions. Back in the 70s he was the tour manager for Trapeze, and then briefly managed Hughes’ solo career in the 80s. There are a number of Trapeze and Glenn related items among the 800 lots, including his bass […]

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All kinds of crazy plans

Bruce Dickinson is currently doing a series of spoken word Q&A appearances promoting his autobiography. During his September 8 gig at DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen he was asked about his relationship with Jon Lord: Jon Lord was a wonderful gentleman, and we were close friends. And he sadly died of… He had pancreatic cancer, but […]

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Taking a penalty

Glenn Hughes did an interview with Metal Express promoting the upcoming UK leg of his Classic Deep Purple Live tour. When you joined Deep Purple back in 1973, was it always on the basis that you were to be the bassist and also as an occasional singer or did you expect to do more lead […]

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Purple Night 2018

Perfect Strangers of Finland will hold their Purple Night 2018 convention on Saturday, October 6, at the Kulttuuriareena Gloria in Helsinki. This year event celebrates both the 50th anniversary of the band and the 20th anniversary of PSOF. The list of performers will include Jukka Lewis, Rafael Castillo, Andrea Brosio, Peter James Goodman, Anssi Stenberg […]

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Moore Blues for Gary

Several members of the Purple family paid tribute to the late Gary Moore by taking part in recording of Moore Blues for Gary – A Tribute To Gary Moore album due out on October 26 via Edel/earMUSIC. This tribute album is a brainchild of Bob Daisley, who had played bass with Gary since the early […]

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Another Japanese book

There is another book due out in Japan, and this volume aims to cover a comprehensive history of Deep Purple from Mark 1 to the present day. It is titled Deep Purple in Book and will be published on October 3 by Shinko Music Mook, ostensibly to tie in with the upcoming Japanese tour. Besides […]

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The life and music of Glenn Hughes

There is a new book on Glenn Hughes out in Japan from the Young Guitar magazine, The life and music of the best funky R&R player Glenn Hughes. It features the “Glenn Hughes Story” and discography of his 163 pieces of work (including guest appearances), with song titles, performing artists for his major works, and […]

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