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Want to ride my bicycle

This is from our trainspotting department. September 6 stage of Tour de France was won by a gentleman whose jersey was adorned by a logo that reads WHOOSH. Turns out the winner rides for Team Emirates which is sponsored this season by eponymous piece of spyware fitness app. No relation to the recent Deep Purple […]

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Musicians’ Bench

An objet d’art called Musicians’ Bench was spotted in Russian city of Pskov. Sharp eyes quickly recognized that music notation on the bench is not random, but represents the opening chords of nothing else but Smoke on the Water. The bench is installed in a recently reconstructed Square of the Arts and is the work […]

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Copenhagen 1972 in colour

Somebody went into all the trouble of artificially colourizing the complete Copenhagen 1972 video and the result is now available on youtube.

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Au naturel is also good

Now, who would have thought that mighty Child in Time would sound just as majestic in an acoustic (well, almost) treatment. Here it is, in all its glory, complete with a Mick Box-esque electric guitar solo. Performed by Akoustik Rock Trio from Germany.

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The immortal Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker will release a new album under the MSG moniker in January 2021 via Nuclear Blast records. It will be called Immortal and feature several members of the extended Purple family. Ronnie Romero will be the principal vocalist on the album, along with Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Voss (Mad Max), and Ralf Scheepers (Primal […]

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Roger can sing

Not many of even the die hard fans know that Roger Glover actually has a beautiful singing voice (quite understandably, because he uses it in public so rarely). Here is an example from all the way back in 1966. It is an unreleased demo acetate of him singing his own song called Afterwards.

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Truth be told

Latest track from Australian bluesman Stefan Hauk features two guest musicians — our own Ian Paice on the drums and Lachy Doley on Hammond organ.

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Less groove, more metal

There is a tribute album to Deep Purple out in Brazil. The shtick is that all the covers are done by metal bands with female vocalists. And apparently Brazil has quite a few of them. Some of these can be rather interesting, as long as you don’t expect faithful reproductions of the originals. Revengin – […]

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Recorded on a Saturday and mixed on Sunday

The late Derek Lawrence discusses his relationship with Tony Edwards and John Coletta in the early days of the band and why the band got signed to two different record companies at the time.

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Sounds like a punk group, Rainbow

Graham Bonnet spoke to the Antihero Magazine, promoting a new Alcatrazz album — their first studio offering since 1986. The conversation also ventured into the Rainbow theme. ANTIHERO: I read quite some time ago that you said hard rock music wasn’t something that came naturally to you as a vocalist. Graham Bonnet: Yeah. ANTIHERO: Here […]

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