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Cruise control is the key

For all the fans of lovely Elizabeth: watch her giggle her way through the masterpiece that, by our count, have spawned at least three heavy metal sub-genres, before lending the name to an obscure website.

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Easter egg from Lars

Metallica has a new single out, and at one point Kirk Hammett directly quotes several bars of Blackmore’s solo from Speed King

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Down all the way

And here are two ex-Purple guitar players jamming together earlier this year, joined by Eric Gales on guitar, Kenny Aronoff on drums, Bryan Beller on bass, and Rai Thistlethwayte on keyboards

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Happy anniversary to PSOF

Perfect Strangers of Finland are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the club with a Purple Night event on February 3, 2023 at the On the Rocks bar in Helsinki. There will be food and drink, and of course, music — two tribute bands: a Whitesnake one and a Dio era Black Sabbath one. Both bands […]

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Flying in the sky with a bunch of high fidelity

A recent post on Something Else blog makes the case that the often overlooked Who Do We Think We Are? deserves at least another listen. The train of thought departs from: It’s often accepted without reservation that Deep Purple’s Machine Head is one of the essential entries in the hard-rock canon of the early 1970s. […]

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That time when Jeff Beck played bass for Tommy Bolin

The news of Jeff Beck’s passing prompted us to chase down the rabbit hole for the possible family tree connections. Cozy Powell, of course, got his proverbial feet wet in the Jeff Beck Group. And Tommy Bolin played his last concert opening for Beck. The Bolin/Beck connection actually goes quite a bit deeper. It was […]

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365 days in 4 minutes

The Dead Daisies recap their most eventful year of 2022

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Live archive 1972

The official YouTube channel for the band has posted 50 live tracks from selected 1971/72 bootlegs. Those are tagged as a Live Archive 1972 Vol. 1 playlist and said archive includes: Dagenham 19/02/1972 Royal Albert Hall 04/10/1971 Wolverhampton 20/02/1972 San Bernardino 28/01/1972 New York 31/08/1972 West Palm Beach, Florida, 14/07/1972 Leeds 29/09/1972 Quebec City 06/04/1972 […]

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Is never too much

More Concerto performances have been announced for March/April 2023, this time in the southeast of Europe. These slot nicely just before the Brazilian performances later in April. 15 March – Sala Palatului, Bucharest, ROMANIA 18 March – National Palace Of Culture, Sofia, BULGARIA 22 March – Sports Hall Mirza Delibasic, Sarajevo, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 24 March – […]

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Play that funky music

Deep Purple live at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA, on January 15, 1976. This a slightly longer version of the video that has been floating before. Now with more drumming!

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