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When the skulls go marching in

A brief press conference in Mexico City on November 16, 2018:

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It’s seven o’clock in England

Roger is having a cup of tea and Don having a beer in at the same hotel lounge in Moterrey:

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Huevos rancheros and homeopatic rock’n’roll

The band gave an interview to the Mexican TV channel ETIC’S Live prior to the show in Monterrey on November 9. It’s an engaging chat that starts with Don Airey and Roger Glover, with both Ians joining later on for what appears a mini press conference.

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A shy Elvis fan

The latest issue (#8-2018) of the Swedish Rock’n’Roll magazine has a 12-page feature on Ian Gillan with lots of pictures. Other juicy bits include: Chuck Berry needed a backing band for a gig in 1970, for which Deep Purple helped him out. The band went on stage without knowing the setlist. Gillan once had a […]

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Machine Head Lick Library

Lick Library has released an educational video detailing guitar parts of every track on Machine Head, demonstrated by Danny Gill:

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Tijuana and Chihuahua cancelled

The first two dates of the much maligned Deep Purple Mexican tour — Tijuana on November 3 and Chihuahua on November 7 — appear to be cancelled. No explanation has been given, but considering the apparent general lack of organisation on the part of the promoters, perhaps this is not too surprising.

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The Ritchie Blackmore Story on US TV

The Ritchie Blackmore Story documentary will be shown on US cable/satellite channel AXS TV on Tuesday, October 23, between 10:00 and 11:15 pm EDT. It will be repeated several times throughout the week, check the schedule for full details.

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Contribution to the madness and mayhem

David Coverdale has recently appeared on the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show recalling the first time he appeared on stage with Deep Purple. Copenhagen, December 9, 1973: I walk onstage for the first time – where it came from, I don’t know, but I still do it – ‘Are you ready?’ I screamed into […]

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Feeling 10 miles high…

Music Radar has interviewed Roger Glover and, as usual with RG, it’s a pure joy to read. Roger, Purple are about to head out alongside Judas Priest for a major US tour. Is touring more physically tough these days? Well, you do learn to pace yourself. You can’t get hammered every night like you did […]

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The Infinite Live Recordings in Japan

The Infinite Live Recordings Vol. 1 was released in Japan on September 26, 2018, tied in with the Japanese let of The Long Goodbye Tour. Disc 1 includes 13 tunes from the live performance at Hellfest 2017 in France, and is apparently identical to the European release. Disc 2 includes more tunes from Hellfest 2017, […]

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