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What feels and sounds right

Bass Player magazine has a short article about Roger Glover’s playing style, with a couple of quotes from the man himself. I believe in playing simply, because of the virtuosity that surrounds me in the rest of the band. I have to be the bedrock for them to lie on and do what they do […]

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Still burning at midnight

A “25th anniversary” (23rd in actual years) edition of the third Blackmore’s Night album Fires At Midnight will be released on September 27, 2024, via Edel/earMusic. The album will be fully remixed from the original multitrack masters, and will include all bonus tracks from previous editions, plus new versions of Written In The Stars and […]

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Fired three times today

A short video clip from the Lazy Sod recording sessions

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Access All Areas on the big screen

The Access All Areas documentary accompanying the new album =1 will be shown in cinema theatres across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on July 18, 2024, one day before the album release. The event will also include screening of a brand-new interview with the band and videos for the three already released singles from the album. […]

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Can’t just stop writing

Houston Press has a feature on Deep Purple based around an interview with Roger Glover. It starts with =1, weaves through the history of the band, and arrives at the upcoming North American tour. In the pursuance of music journalism, it’s not often that the subject of a scheduled interview tells you right off the […]

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BCC Classic Rock bundle

Classic Rock magazine has a special Black Country Communion bundle for its issue 329. It includes the magazine itself with a bespoke BCC cover (regular edition has AC/DC on the cover), an exclusive lyric sheet (hand-signed by Glenn Hughes), two BCC guitar picks, and a limited edition drinks coaster. No matter how you get the […]

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Rain all day, and no piano

Louder Sound reprints a Classic Rock feature on Roger Glover’s Butterfly Ball that originally appeared in the magazine in June 2018. Of all the many Deep Purple offshoots and projects, there’s none more fanciful or just plain quirky than Roger Glover’s The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper’s Feast. A poem for children written in 1802 […]

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There is never a plan

German outfit RND has an interview with Ian Paice and Don Airey promoting the new album =1. And little concerts in little churches. All the usual caveats regarding reverse translations apply. The album title is “=1”. Does this stand for the unity and conspiracy(?) of the band in the new lineup – “Deep Purple = […]

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Where was the fire? A different perspective

Frank Zappa bassist Jim Pons was onstage performing with Zappa when someone in the audience fired a flare gun into the ceiling of the casino in Montreux and burned down the building in December 1971 – the inspiration for Deep Purple’s “Smoke On the Water.” Hear him tell his version of the story here. With […]

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Hopes and revelations

More Purple coverage in the press, albeit not quite on the magazine covers level. MOJO issue 369 (August 2024, with Stevie Nicks on the cover) has an extensive interview with the junior pole-vaulter-turned-vocal-acrobat Ian Gillan, covering his career from the first interests in music up to the present day. From Hounslow to the Lake Geneva […]

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