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Elegant precision

We haven’t seen opera singers being properly awestruck by our boys doing their thing in a while on these pages, so here you go.

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No time to lose

That awesome Italian tribute band Strange Kind of Women didn’t lose any time learning and rehearsing the freshly released single and performed it at their gig on May 4 in Graz, Austria.

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And don’t touch anything else!

Andy Wood talks about meeting Steve Morse and jamming with him at the Dixie Dregs gig in Nashville, TN, on April 18, 2024.

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The loudest and longest encore

Bristol 24/7 has a review of a new book The West’s Greatest Rock Shows 1963-1978, complete with the cover photo of Deep Purple Mark 3 on stage in all their bell-bottomed and platform-shoed glory, and excerpts covering reviews of several local gigs, including said Mark 3 at the Colston Hall in Bristol, on May 20, […]

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Mind Transplant

A gentleman going by Mr. Zero has published in his blog a pretty detailed write-up of Tommy Bolin’s collaboration with Alphonse Mouzon on the latter’s album Mind Transplant. That recording, along with Tommy’s work with Billy Cobham, got him noticed by the big boys and an audition with Deep Purple a year later. > The […]

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Equals one

A series of cryptic messages appeared over the past few days on various social media accounts affiliated with the band. They revolve around a new handwritten logo and an elaborate math equation, which (if my calculus serves me right) equals to one. The timing and style of the said cryptic messages make some people to […]

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Controlling the elephant

Guitar Player reprints online an excerpt from a vintage interview with Ritchie Blackmore that was first published in the July/August 1973 issue of the magazine. Did you ever have lessons? I had classical lessons for a year. That helped, because I learned how to use my little finger. A lot of blues guitarists play with […]

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Tickets from 75p to £2

Scottish newspaper The Courier has a historic account of a Deep Purple concert at the Caird Hall in Dundee on April 18, 1974. It is accompanied by some never before published pictures from the gig. These rare colour photographs document the night Deep Purple kicked off their UK tour in Dundee 50 years ago. They […]

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Grateful for the blind faith

An interview with Roger Glover, originally published in the issue of New Musical Express dated June 19, 1971. Roger very prophetically talks about retiring from the incessant touring in a couple of years to focus on the production work. As we all know, this is pretty much what actually happened, albeit for all the wrong […]

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Kid in a candy store

Louder Sound reprints a Classic Rock magazine interview with a card-carrying Purple fanatic Lars Ulrich. He reminisces about Jon Lord, his first time seeing Deep Purple, goes through Machine Head track-by-track, and recalls meeting various members of the band. The interview was apparently conducted around the time of the Re-Machined tribute album, and that was […]

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