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Perfect Strangers Live due in October

As has been already strongly hinted by DP(o), a complete show from the Perfect Strangers tour will be released on DVD. Release is due on October 14 via Edel’s imprint Eagle Vision. The show was recorded in Sydney, Australia, on December 12, 1984. Track list Highway Star Nobody’s Home Strange Kind Of Woman A Gypsy’s […]

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A TASTE OF PURPLE MARK III – GLENN HUGHES IN MELBOURNE

With all the anticipation and excitement about the impending release of the new album Now What?! by the current version of Deep Purple, we can’t forget that there are still other members of the Purple family out there making and playing great music. On Monday April 22nd, 2013 Glenn Hughes treated us to some Purple […]

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Hughes, on crack, naked on the roof, on Twitter

Glenn Hughes gave an interview to Australia’s Tone Deaf. He spoke about Sunbury 1975, his collaboration with Tony Iommi, writing his book, and getting clean: I had to look at the darkest period of my life, which is ‘83 – ‘91, when I was on crack and I was like really fucking out of my […]

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Opinions that matter

We who know the band in and out can discuss whether the band is better or worse since the last time we saw them. We can also complain that regular people only want to hear SOTW. From time to time we also complain about clueless reviewers. Well, here’s a guy, a reviewer even, who says […]

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Australian tour interviews roll in

“it never started with a successful television appearance or a front page on a newspaper. It started in the clubs in the back streets of a local town somewhere, whether that was Liverpool or Manchester or Seattle or Sydney.” Australian site the Brag conducted an interview with Ian Gillan last November which has now been […]

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A new tone and a new direction

In his new interview with 100% Rock (out of Perth, Australia), Ian Gillan talks about the late Jon Lord, the upcoming Down Under tour, having his first joint at the tender age of 38, being pigeonholed, Tony Iommi’s health, and the new album: So you’ve recently finished work on a new studio album. What can […]

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That first Elvis record

While being in Berlin right after the last tour leg, Ian Gillan spoke to ABC Brisbane’s radio show Evenings With Rebecca Levingston. A very entertaining interview covered a lot of subjects, including the parallax effect on long hair, that first Elvis record, being a naughty boy, the birth of rock music a s we know […]

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2013 touring

If the stars will align right, the world live premiere of the new Deep Purple album will happen in New Zealand, where the band kicks off 2013 touring schedule on February 24, followed by six more dates in Australia. New Zealand ticket presales start on November 7, with the sale to general public followed on […]

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Clean canvas to paint

A very interesting interview with Jon Lord conducted back in 1999 comes from Australia. A lot of topics were touched that day, from the then new album Abandon, to the famous “Jon Lord sound”, to computers, and to the still budding Internet. C: If you were the same age you were when you started right […]

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Sunbury’75 app

Thomson Music has released a second Purple-related app for iPad: The Sunbury Rock Festival was an annual Australian rock music festival held on a 620-acre private farm between Sunbury and Diggers Rest, Victoria, which was staged on the Australia Day (26 January) long weekend from 1972 to 1975. It attracted up to 45,000 patrons and […]

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