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The church organ

This is a rather unusual cover even by our standards. Child in Time performed on a church organ at the funeral of German actor and Deep Purple fan Jan Fedder, who succumbed to cancer on December 30, 2019, aged 64. To the wider audience outside Germany Jan might be known for his role of Petty […]

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It’s not the speed that kills you

Welcome to the new installment of our semi-irregular trainspotting column. It’s been a while, eh? Netflix soap opera The Crown is based on the real events from the life of the British royal family during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Season 3 episode 6 (wait for it) deals with the investiture of Prince Charles […]

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Work in progress

Sadly, gone are the days when Roger graciously provided us with the studio updates on the progress of a new album. These days we have to resort to rumours and second hand info. On November 2, 2019, Chameleon Studios Hamburg posted this picture to their Facebook feed: The chap on the left is mixing engineer […]

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The loudest jazz band in the world

There are several old-ish features on Louder (online successor to the Classic Rock Magazine), done by Geoff Barton and published over the past few years. February 2015 saw a series of profiles on individual band members that were published in anticipation of the R’n’R Hall of Fame induction. Unlike the HoF people, Geoff knows his […]

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It was worth the wait

And we’ll leave you to contemplate your Sol Invictus with this little gem from Finnish hillbillies Steve’n’Seagulls:

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The polar expedition is over

A picture of the band from what appears to be a photo session for the new album has popped up a couple of days ago on the Instagram of a German photographer Ben Wolf. Ladies and gentlemen, behold the band embracing the Elwood Blues aesthetics. The way we look together presents a uniform image of […]

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Legend that grew bigger than the band

In The Studio with Redbeard celebrated the 35th anniversary of Deep Purple reunion and release of Perfect Strangers by repackaging some contemporary interviews with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. Thanks to BraveWords for the heads up.

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Art and history exhibition donates the proceeds

The Deep Purple Art and History Exhibition that was held in Spring 2018 in Cologne, Germany, came to a conclusion of sorts. The exhibition netted 1500 euros, and while Roger Glover was in the neighbourhood recently, these proceeds were donated to charities. On Roger’s suggestion a children cancer initiative and a homeless initiative in Cologne […]

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The ham-fisted philosopher

An outfit called Sonicbond Publishing has a new-ish book in their ‘every album, every song’ series — Deep Purple & Rainbow 1968–1979 – Every album, every song. It came out in June 2019, but slipped completely under our radar. Now there’s even a Czech language edition available. An Amazon review by Short person (yeah, right) […]

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Dance with the devil

A Cozy Powell biography is being prepared for publication by Wymer. It is called Dance With The Devil – The Cozy Powell Story and is scheduled for March 20, 2020. The book is authored by Laura Shenton, who has a Masters degree in “Music Since 1900” from Liverpool Hope University. What: Dance With The Devil […]

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