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Ronnie James Dio birthday livestream

Glenn Hughes, Tony Iommi, Carmine and Vinny Appice, and many, many others will be taking part in a virtual Ronnie James Dio birthday bash on July 10, 2021. This global livestream fundraising event is organized by the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund and hosted by Rolling Live Studios. It will start at 2PM Pacific […]

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It’s growling and purring

This behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of WhoCares single back in 2011 was published a couple of years ago, but somehow have completely slipped under our radar. Until now.

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Purple memorabilia at a charity auction

Bridport & Lime Regis News reports that Ian Gillan have donated several items for a charity auction run by the local Rotary Club. There are some recent vinyls and DVDs, and a few books. Nothing ultra rare, in other words (well, there’s this promo copy of Naked Thunder, but that’s about it, we think). Some […]

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Metal for kids

Metal For Kids! United is a charity project that raises money is support of Peter Pan Association, a voluntary association helping children with cancer and their families since 1994 through free hospitality in Rome, Italy, during treatment at Child Jesus Hospital. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual benefit show has been cancelled and instead […]

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Six String Salute

Six String Salute was a virtual concert held on September 17 to support all the crew members who found themselves out of their jobs due to the pandemic. One of the numbers featured there was a “progressive arrangement” of Stormbringer done by Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Dino Jelusić (Animal Drive, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) on vocals, Virgil […]

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Congrats from Armenia

Ian Gillan has turned 75 yesterday and he’s got a ‘happy birthday’ note from the president of Armenia Armen Sarkissian: You have been creating art for more than 50 years and you are the one of those unique artists who is admired by several generation. I am aware that Deep Purple’s new album released at […]

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Montreux calling

Montreux Jazz Festival is not happening this year just like everything else. They’ve decided to celebrate their 54th summer by posting a series of select performances from the past years. Yesterday they posted clips from the 2011 Deep Purple performance. Yep, that’s the year when the band toured with orchestras.

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Dead Daisies in charity concert

The Dead Daisies are scheduled to appear in a charity concert tonight, July 3, at 8pm EST (repeated at 11pm EST). Also on the bill: Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Corey Taylor, Don Felder, George Thorogood, Myles Kennedy, Lizzy Hale & Joe Hottinger of Halestorm, and many others. The event is taking place online […]

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Vegas Blue

Guitarist/producer/engineer Brian Tarquin has put together an album dedicated to helping the families and survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting of October 1, 2017. The lineup features lots of guest musicians, with Steve Morse, Tony Carey, and Reb Beach among them. Other guests include Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Guns […]

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Art and history exhibition donates the proceeds

The Deep Purple Art and History Exhibition that was held in Spring 2018 in Cologne, Germany, came to a conclusion of sorts. The exhibition netted 1500 euros, and while Roger Glover was in the neighbourhood recently, these proceeds were donated to charities. On Roger’s suggestion a children cancer initiative and a homeless initiative in Cologne […]

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