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Boss. Timekeeper. Me.

How to keep your drum tech happy, how to use big drums, how to deal with the jetlag, when to use click tracks, and what will cost you money — this, and more on the new installment of The Chief Answers your Questions.

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The virtual taste of daisies

Glenn Hughes and The Dead Daisies are announced to perform at the virtual (this year) festival Taste of Syracuse next Saturday, June 6. The even will take place on Facebook. The festival will kick off at 6pm EDT with live performance, presumably, following later in the night.

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This guy called Sir Paul McCartney

Why does Paicey bother to play in pizza joints with third rate cover bands? What happened to the Made in Japan drum kit? How was it playing against four different bass players? This, and more, on the new installment of The Chief Answers your Questions. Oh, and by the way, nice shirt, Ian.

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Disappointed? Yes. Unexpected? No.

The Dead Daisies have finally pulled the plug on their European tour this summer: Hey everyone, We’ve hung in there as long as we can but sadly we will need to postpone the upcoming June/July European Summer Tour. As you’re all aware, things change daily and our priority is always to keep the entire Daisies […]

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Dancing to a drum solo

Paicey sitting at the bar and telling pub stories. What else would you expect from what is rightfully called ‘Tales from the Bar’, right? Here’s Episode 2. Enjoy!

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Gekaufte Karten bleiben gültig

Just as we’ve anticipated, the summer Deep Purple European tour is being rebooked for roughly the same dates in 2021. We have 12 dates already confirmed, with the rest still pending. The German promoter KBB also explicitly promises that tickets purchased for the original 2020 dates will be valid for the rescheduled shows. We expect […]

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In the Shadow of the Wizard

A new book on the Rainbow by Jerry Bloom is going to be published by Wymer later this year. In The Shadow Of The Wizard is a full colour, 224 page A4 hardback coffee table style book that comprehensively documents Rainbow’s first formative period. The recording of the first album, whilst Blackmore was still a […]

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Throw my bones live rehearsal

The record company has posted video of a live in the studio rehearsal for Throw My Bones — track from the upcoming Deep Purple album Whoosh!. Foreword by Paicey. (watch inside)

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Derek Lawrence R.I.P.

Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash wrote on his band’s facebook today, May 14, 2020: With great sadness, I have just received news from friend and journalist Dave Ling, that our old friend and the architect of our first 3 albums, including the wonderful Argus album, Derek Lawrence, has passed away. Derek left us yesterday at […]

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From Bosch to Marsden

Several new Purple related items appeared in European press. German magazine Mint dedicates no less than 40 pages to all things Purple in its May 2020 issue (#36). Among them: complete album guide; feature on Machine Head; Ian Gillan on Vanilla Fudge; Steve Morse on The Well-Tempered Synthesizer; Ian Paice on Gene Krupa; profile of […]

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