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Tuesday, we made another album

Ian Gillan, in his own whimsically cryptic way, confirms that the band has finished the new album to be released probably some time in spring 2020 and followed by a tour: […] now we gird our lions (yes, I know, but I’m in Africa) for a year of febrile activity into which a rare amount […]

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The ham-fisted philosopher

An outfit called Sonicbond Publishing has a new-ish book in their ‘every album, every song’ series — Deep Purple & Rainbow 1968–1979 – Every album, every song. It came out in June 2019, but slipped completely under our radar. Now there’s even a Czech language edition available. An Amazon review by Short person (yeah, right) […]

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Live In Rome 2013

Edel is releasing a complete 2013 show from Rome, Italy, July 22, 2013. Titled Live In Rome 2013, and with the now familiar from the Soundboard Series re-release minimalistic artwork, it is scheduled to hit the stores on December 6. Track list: CD1 Intro Fireball Into The Fire Hard Lovin’ Man Vincent Price Strange Kind […]

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Fireworks at the Armory

The final show of the US tour in Minneapolis (Oct 19, 2019) was a high energy performance by the five virtuoso musicians who clearly look like they are enjoying playing together for us. The big surprises were Demon’s Eye, which I hadn’t seen performed before, the guitarist from the opening band joining in on Smoke […]

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More summer dates

More dates have surfaced for the Deep Purple summer tour of 2020. In addition to two appearances in Austria, we now have six more dates in Germany: Stadtpark Freilichtbuhne, Hamburg, on June 24; Kunst!rasen, Bonn, on July 10; Sommerfestival, Rosenheim, on July 11; Peißnitzinsel, Halle, on July 14; Volkspark, Mainz, on July 15; Stimmen Festival, […]

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4½ out of 5 stars

Connecticut paper Republican-American has a review of the Deep Purple show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on October 9: Deep Purple is on its “Long Goodbye” tour, wrapping up a career that has seen many personnel incarnations, spin-offs, and imitators over its five decades-plus career. And the Purple will be missed by the rock music […]

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Sunshine of your love

Ginger Baker has passed away on October 6. That night in Portland, Maine, Deep Purple paid a tribute to him with replacing the usual Green Onions intro to Hush with an impromptu piece of Sunshine of Your Love.

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Vinyl and more vinyl

Yet another bout of vinyl reissues: Rhino is releasing Who Do We Think We Are (1LP), Burn (1LP), Come Taste The Band (1LP), and Made in Japan (2LP) as a part of their “Rocktober” event. Who Do We Think We Are and Burn are coming on October 11th, with Come Taste The Band and Made […]

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Heavy and classical

CBC has an opinion piece about the multitude of connections between heavy metal and classical music, with our heroes getting a name check. It opens with a collage of Vivaldi peeking over Roger Glover’s shoulder and proceeds with Take Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore, for example. A self-professed classical music fan, many of his works in […]

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That little voice in his head

Glenn Hughes sat down to chat with Midland Metalheads (digging up his thickest accent), ahead of his performance at the Stonedeaf Festival on August 24. He tells the story of him joining Purple, and also mentions that Black Country Communion have January 2021 earmarked to record another album and that another one of his projects […]

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