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Smoke isn’t everything

A couple of updates to our semi-irregular trainspotting department. A bombastic Smoke on the Water rendition is used in the soundtrack for a new Hellboy monster flick trailer: And here is Bill Murray’s character trying to break cultural barriers with bewildered Afghan villagers in a 2015 movie Rock the Kasbah: And just to remind you […]

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Life that comes with fame and fortune

David Coverdale is selling his Lake Tahoe house, and it looks exactly the Valhalla of decadence that you expect a Coverdale’s house to be. Gated on “secluded acreage”, 9,035 sq.ft. (840 m2), 4 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, indoor pool, private grotto, media room, heated driveway, etc, etc. It’s yours for $9,850,000.

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Right hue, presumably

Over the years we’ve featured many weird and not so weird products that were called Deep Purple — from beer, wine, and coffee, to exotic flowers and restaurants. Couple of years ago a cannabis oil popped up on the horizon, we decided to skip it because back then it wasn’t exactly legal yet in this […]

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Yngwie Malmsteen covers Purple, again

Yngwie Malmsteen’s new album Blue Lightning, due for release on March 29 via Mascot Records, contains two Deep Purple covers — Demon’s Eye and Smoke on the Water. Plus a cover of Paint it Black, which may or may not be closer to Purple’s version than to the original. The album is said to pay […]

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My darling Mitzi Dupree

Back in 2016 Toronto Sun run a story about a legendary, uhm, entertainer that some 30-odd years earlier fascinated both Canadian lumberjacks and a certain British rock star. Western Canada in the early 1980s was a lot like Western Canada now, burdened with a sputtering economy and a lot of long faces to go with […]

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A fairly shallow sort of question

A great piece of history — an ’85 interview with the band (sans the obvious) after a record store signing session in Houston, Texas, during the US leg of the reunion tour.

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Swinging sixties on Carnaby Street

And then there is this piece from British Pathé highlighting circa 1967 vintage hipsters. Look out for familiar faces! Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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Touring 2019

[Update: Dec 29] We have it on good authority that the mentioned below Deep Purple gig in Finland on July 27 is not happening. So, we’re back to “for the first time in many, many years we do not have any Deep Purple dates either confirmed or leaked” situation. We were just about to post […]

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Everybody was there for Deep Purple specifically

Las Vegas TV channel KSNV has a flashback news report about a riot that ensued on April 27, 1973, when Deep Purple did not take the stage at the LV Convention Center. The report itself was published in 2015 on the occasion of Fleetwod Mac being in town, who were also on the bill for […]

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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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