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Concerto live performance

On Friday, January 11 2019, the “Concerto for Group and Orchestra” will be perfomed in Kaiserslautern by the Orchester des Pfalztheaters Kaiserslautern together with the band Vanden Plas. The complete program will be: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ouvertüre zu „Don Giovanni“ Sergei Rachmaninow Paganini-Variationen op. 43 Jon Lord Concerto for Group and Orchestra Event details

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A December Thank You

Suddenly, here we are, looking back on the year – a busy one indeed. Read the complete “A December Thank You” on Roger Glover’s official website.

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The importance of branding

While performing for two nights in Moscow, Glenn Hughes was interviewed by TASS (now, there’s an agency that is an oxymoron). He claimed that the current band tried to stop him from performing the “Classic Deep Purple Live” tour. The Deep Purple you know of with Gillan, Glover and Paice are very upset with me […]

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The cogs of justice turning slowly, but surely

EU General Court made a ruling yesterday, October 4, 2018, in the legal dispute between Blackmore and Paice over the ‘Deep Purple’ trademark. In April 2013 Blackmore applied to register the trademark in EU to cover musical recordings, clothing, and entertainment services. Apparently the name of the band was (and still is) unregistered. Should the […]

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From deep purple to mould green

British tabloid Daily Mail reports that the mansion once owned by Ian Gillan (before being sold, converted to a hotel, which closed down in 2014) is now standing abandoned and in quite a derelict shape. This is the same mansion that Gillan put a guitar shaped pool in, as covered in his autobiography. This would […]

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Bad Times at the El Royale

Hush (or, rather the glorious thirty seconds of it) is being used in the promo trailer soundtrack for a new Hollywood flick Bad Times at the El Royale.

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If you’re leaving…

One of the most dedicated fans of the band — Axel Dauer — has passed away this Sunday morning, August 19, at a hospital in Saarland, Germany. He was 56. He suffered from a multitude of health problems, each of them alone can kill a man, and when they decided to attack all at once, […]

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Mr. Udo pulls the stops

Our Japanese correspondent sent in these video clips from a busy Osaka train station to our trainspotting department. A couple more tour posters from Japan. At the Shibuya Station in Tokyo: Fukuoka poster:

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The family jungle revisited

Glenn Wellard sent us an updated revision of his version of the Deep Purple Family Tree. This new revision fixes Atomic Rooster (which had been mistakenly called ‘Arctic’) and links the Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin branch to the tree via Coverdale/Page collaboration. And before you start complaining again, remember: this is just a one man’s vision on […]

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The Deep Purple family jungle

Glenn Wellard sent us his version of the Deep Purple Family Tree together with the following note: Being a fan myself, and this year being the 50th year since Deep Purple were formed, I decided I wanted to do something to mark the occasion and produce something to hand on my own study wall. So, […]

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