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More purple orange

British gear manufacturer Orange Amps is releasing a Glenn Hughes signature edition of their O Bass guitar. On the cursory view, this edition does not significantly differ from the stock guitars, apart from the cosmetics — the bass was previously available in orange and black, while the GH edition is purple. Oh, and about £150 […]

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Rose in Hell

A new version of the track Rose in Hell featuring Glenn Hughes and Ian Paice will be released on Turkish Delight III album, a project run by UK record label Escape Music. The song was originally featured on the first Moonstone Project album Time to Take a Stand, released back in 2006. The new version […]

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Little melodic pieces

Steve Morse plays a bespoke piece The Pledge written for him by Jason Sidwell and proceeds to explain what, how, and why.

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Chicken pickin’ counterpoint

Steve Morse talks to Rick Beato and plays some music. Dig in!

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Named after Glenn Miller

Louder Sound is reposting an interview with Glenn Hughes, first published in 2020. Flying away from the site of the California Jam, Glenn Hughes only twigged that he wasn’t actually under arrest when the ‘policewoman’ sharing his helicopter took off her hat, shook her hair loose and knelt down to unzip his white satin trousers. […]

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Didn’t let the energy flag

A quick roundup of the local press coverage of Deep Purple’s appearance at the Bandland festival in Bengaluru. Rolling Stone India: With two stages at Bandland, one band started when the other was done and it was more or less the case with Deep Purple kicking off with their instantly recognizable “Highway Star” from 1972’s […]

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Don to miss Bengaluru gig

Blabbermouth reports that Don Airey will sit out the upcoming Deep Purple gig in India on December 17 “due to unforeseen illness”. Adam Wakeman will fill in on the keyboards in his stead. The article quotes band’s statement on unspecified “social media”: Due to unforeseen illness, Don Airey is unable to perform at Bandland in […]

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Like a normal pub band

India’s Deccan Herald has a short interview with Simon McBride: The Irish singer-guitarist joined Deep Purple officially last year as a replacement for Steve Morse. He is set to perform in Bengaluru on Saturday and Sunday with members Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Don Airey and Roger Glover for BookMyShow Live’s newest IP, Bandland. McBride, who […]

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Flying in ever rising circles

Steve Morse, together with his son Kevin, has paid tribute to his friend and aerobatics instructor Nikolay Timofeev, who recently passed away.

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A frustrated sitar player

Roger Glover was profiled by the Outlook India magazine. He was only 10 when he first heard rock music and it changed his life, says Deep Purple guitarist Roger Glover who went on to explore Indian music and even bought a sitar and tabla before he realised just how difficult they were to play. The […]

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