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Five youngsters living life to the fullest

Here is a roundup of Turning to Crime reviews from the web that passed through our mailbag over the past couple of weeks. Patch.com: Deep Purple’s new, vibrant covers disc, “Turning to Crime,” is a raucous, exhilarating effort, the latest achievement from a classic, timeless, and seemingly ageless band. Deep Purple make the songs their […]

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Thumbs up!

One of our contributors has sent in his review of Turning to Crime. First off, let me get this out of the way. Was I excited up front to find this album did turn out to be a covers album as the rumors suggested? NO! On the contrary. Nobody was (Especially me). Who would look […]

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Riding down low

Glenn Hughes got himself new favourite bass guitars — he is now playing instruments from a British company called Ashdown. Two models in particular caught his attention: The Low Rider and a P-style The Arc (pictured above). He first spotted these basses at the 2020 NAMM, and they made their live debut at the Dead […]

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Ain’t no love

On November 26 the professional Purple tribute band Purpendicular played a gig at La Traverse in Cléon, France. Paicey once again joined them on drums, and the lineup featured another Purple family veteran — Neil Murray on bass. The setlist, quite understandably for the occasion, included several Whitesnake numbers: Highway Star Walking in the Shadow […]

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Watch Concerto in Győr

Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra was performed in Győr, Hungary, on November 5, by a local orchestra with Paul Mann conducting, Bruce Dickinson singing, and Roger Glover blessing the even with his playing. The evening also included a set of Purple classics (with an occasional Beethoven tune thrown in).

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Fantasy in Florida

Steve Morse will be once again a guest star at the Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp held on January 6-9, 2022, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL (caveat: camp website insists that the venue is in Deerfield Beach some 20 miles to the North). Other guest stars include Dave Mustaine of Megadeath, […]

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Nothing’s taken for granted

A new album by The Temperance Movement called Covers & Rarities is a collection of songs both original and covers if the bands that influenced them. It opens with their take on You Fool No One featuring Ian Paice himself.

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Sing not the same old song

We’ve announced earlier this year a cover of Sail Away done by an Austrian trio Restless Bones with Don Airey adding the Hammond magic touch from his home. The video is now available on Youtube.

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Not in Kansas anymore

Steve Morse has been spotted among the musicians on the first solo album of violin player and a fellow Kansas alumnus Robby Steinhardt (albeit they never were in the band at the same time). The album is naturally called Not in Kansas Anymore and is touted as a prog opera. This Steinhardt’s solo outing also […]

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Through the windows of room 56

A contemporary report from deep in the bowels of a certain Grand Hotel in Montreux, Switzerland. This was originally published in January 1, 1972, issue of New Musical Express. Charlie Chaplin would approve Richard Green, mixing with the Rothschilds, reports from the bizarre home-made studios in Switzerland where Purple are cutting their new album, `Machine […]

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