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Knitting battleships and dislike of France

Geir Myklebust specifically for the audience of our site reprints in his blog the questionnaires that members of Deep Purple Mark 2 have answered back in 1970. The questionnaires originally appeared in the November 21, 1970 edition of the New Musical Express. Professional name: Jon Lord Real name: Jon Lord Birthdate: 9th June 1941 Birthplace: […]

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Keeping Jon and Ritchie up to scratch

A vintage interview with Ian Gillan by Allan McDougall originally published in the New Musical Express on November 7, 1970. This was taken at the Olympia in Paris, where the band had played on November 1. Roger is a fantastic bass player. I talked to Ian Gillan about Roger and he agreed. “Yeah, he doesn’t […]

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It is what it is

Rolling Stone magazine is on a family tree streak with an in-depth profile of Neil Murray for their Unknown Legends series. Was the cover of Lovehunter created to cause controversy? It’s pretty out there. I guess to an extent. But it was really more of a management idea than anything to do with the band. […]

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You hairy bums

Various members of the band said in the interviews that all thing permitting they would like to go to the studio some time this summer. Check. There have been a conspicuous silence from the band’s camp in the recent weeks/months. Check. Someone has leaked today the collage you see above. Check. The turningtocrime.com domain has […]

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Twinkle, twinkle

Take a heavy rock song and turn into a lullaby? We could totally see how this could be done to Temple of the King, but Stargazer, Heaven and Hell, or The Last in Line? Surely not. Until someone did…

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Chewing up and spitting out

Another Rainbow related interview in the Rolling Stone’s Unknown Legends series — this time it’s an in-depth conversation with Bob Daisley, covering his career from a 3 year old listening to his parents’ Frank Sinatra records to the present day and pretty much everything in between. And that’s a lot of everything. Bob has stories […]

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Something there

Rock And Roll Garage has a collection of quotes from various interviews Blackmore gave over the years talking about the other guitar players in Deep Purple. I think they’ve done very well. Of course, Joe (Satriani) is a brilliant player. But I think he did the right thing by leaving only after two weeks [laughs]. […]

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Expect the unexpected

The record company has posted a spotify playlist ostensibly curated by the members of the band themselves. And while some tracks are pretty obvious as to who contributed them (cough, Elvis, cough, Allman Brothers, cough, Buddy Rich, cough, Dave Brubeck, cough) otherс can raise an eyebrow. Discuss! 😉 Ice Cold Daydream – Freedom Flight – […]

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A journey to go on

Elizabeth the opera singer dives into the Purple pool (heeding our suggestion, perhaps?). She goes straight for the deep end with her analysis of Child in Time from the 1970 Granada TV performance and comes up suitably impressed by everyone involved.

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The Bollywood connection

There are covers, and then there are rip-offs. Under normal circumstances the following would fall into the former category, however credits accompanying the video put it squarely into the latter: Song : Aisa Zakhm Diya Hai Music : Anu Malik No mention of the co-authors. Were there any? Let’s see… Yup, this appears to be […]

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