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Videos from the bottom drawer

A new section opened on Roger Glovers official website called “Videos from the bottom drawer” with the first entry being Gillan & Glover performing “Dislocated” on Friday Night Live.   Read Rogers comments about the video and join the discussion.

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Keystone with Jon

It was around the mid eighties, after Perfect Strangers, that Bruce, Jon and I decided to have a ski holiday in Colorado and to that end we rented a huge house in Keystone for nine days. I think it had five or six bedrooms, a massive kitchen, and the living room was three stories high […]

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Come along with me

Some of you may have noticed that our site had been available over a much more secure, encrypted https protocol for a while now. This is our small contribution into the Encrypt the Web initiative. We are doing it to protect your privacy from intrusion. Couple of days ago we took the next step and […]

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Six degrees of separation

While trying to google up the name of Paicey’s old man (no such luck, btw), I came across this amusing anecdote about John Mortimer (father of British actress Emily Mortimer and a prolific writer and barrister in his own kind). The story is told by his youngest daughter Rosie: He was great friends with Jon […]

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Chandra’s Coriandra in the Caymans

Some time in early 2016 Ian Gillan was vacationing in Cayman Island (and if Rapture of the Deep has taught us anything, it’s that he is into the scuba diving). During his stay there, he was invited to the local rock radio station 96.5 Cayrock that resulted in a very relaxed 3.5 hours long special […]

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What time is love

The Guardian has a story of the utter sheer madness of James Francis Cauty and William Ernest Drummond, better known as KLF, and their collaboration with Glenn Hughes: By 1991, Glenn Hughes, the Staffordshire-born powerhouse vocalist who cofounded Trapeze and twice fronted Deep Purple, had reached a parodically low ebb for a rock singer. Addicted […]

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Little black dresses and not very much underneath

Ian Gillan appears on British TV to promote Accidentally on Purpose. that’s from his period between being an ‘angry young man’ and ‘fucking furious’ that he is now. Aaah, I miss that Gillan…

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Where they are now: Michael Bradford

Producer of the Bananas and Rapture of the Deep Michael Bradford seemingly disappered from the Purple horizons, but not from the music scene in general. After his collaboration with the band, he produced and played bass with Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame) and then became musical director and bass player for Ringo Starr’s touring band. […]

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Jon Lord – Windows

Three weeks after the new DEEP PURPLE album “inFinite” hit the stores, Edel will continue the series of Jon Lord re-releases with “Windows”, an album featuring a cooperation between Jon Lord and conductor and composer Eberhard Schoener. Schoener, who was also involved in progressive rock masterpieces like “The Turn of a Friendly Card” by The […]

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The irony of a fleeting nature of an iceberg

Japanese release of inFinite came out with extra liner notes (as is customary over there), written by renowned hard rock critic and adviser to the Burrn! magazine Masa Itoh. And the notes are so well written that we decided to present them to your attention here. Many thanks to Akemi Ono for the translation. Time […]

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