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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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Phoenix Rising Australian release

The Australian release date for Phoenix Rising has been set for July 29th through Shock Records. This will be a standalone DVD with Rising Over Japan, the Gettin’ Tighter documentary, and bonus features of Jakarta 1975 and Come Taste The Band remaster electronic press kit. The booklet will be a basic 4-page inlay. The DVD […]

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Steve Morse on Guitar Planet

Steve Morse recently has done a quite entertaining interview for GuitarPlanet.com.au. Ever wanted to know why is that SOTW is banned from the music stores or why the Y2D guitar comes only in 3 colours, watch it. And if you didn’t, watch it as well.

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Roger updates from the road

Roger Glover sends us an update from the road: The tour is going really well so far. It was probably the best Australian tour we’ve ever done. The audiences get younger every time, and they know how to rock! The Asian section of the tour is also superb, a lovely welcome wherever we go. It […]

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Sydney: Can we have everything louder than everything else?

This was my second time seeing Deep Purple the first time I went to see Deep Purple was in May 2006 on the second night in Sydney with Status Quo during their Australian Double Trouble tour and they were good there too. The second time was at a different place, Entertainment Center. I thought that […]

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New Living Loud album in the works

While being in Australia, Steve Morse and Don Airey met with Bob Daisley to discuss the schedule to complete recording of a new Living Loud album. 3 tracks have already been laid down and are awaiting Jimmy Barnes to complete the vocals. The plan is to find some time in October to finalise the rest […]

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Adelaide loves that Glover boy!

First up, Electric Mary put on a good show. They were well suited to open for Deep Purple. They rocked hard and showed off some good chops. Easy to get into and enjoy. After a short break the familiar drum opening to Highway Star started and a rousing rendition it was. They were off and […]

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Rapture Rages On in Oz

What a great evening, a night out with Deep Purple on the first show of the Australian tour 2010. The Brisbane Convention Centre is the right venue for Purple, great sound, lighting and of course great vibes (Gillan agrees).The stage setup was great with Paicey’s drums forward and Don forward centered, giving the fans that […]

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Brisbane and Sydney setlists

As the band is back on the road in Australia, Brisbane Times has a rather favourable review of the opening night at the Convention & Exhibition Centre, giving it 4 stars out of 5: While it’s clear the band, especially Gillan, Glover and Paice, aren’t getting any younger, the sound was so tight and the […]

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Gillan’s interview in Herald Sun

Australian newspaper Herald Sun has published an interview with Ian Gillan. No groundbreaking revelations there, just the same war stories most THS visitors have already heard and read. But it’s good to see the band getting media attention during the tour. We have the freedom. It’s exciting. It’s like you going to the office every […]

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