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=1 it is

It is official — the new Deep Purple album is called =1, and the release date has been set to July 19, 2024. But Deep Purple is more than just their members and ‘=1’ embodies the essence and attitude of their 1970s incarnation possibly more than any other album in recent memory. With the legendary […]

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Equals one

A series of cryptic messages appeared over the past few days on various social media accounts affiliated with the band. They revolve around a new handwritten logo and an elaborate math equation, which (if my calculus serves me right) equals to one. The timing and style of the said cryptic messages make some people to […]

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Tickets from 75p to £2

Scottish newspaper The Courier has a historic account of a Deep Purple concert at the Caird Hall in Dundee on April 18, 1974. It is accompanied by some never before published pictures from the gig. These rare colour photographs document the night Deep Purple kicked off their UK tour in Dundee 50 years ago. They […]

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Abandon all hope ye

An outfit called Hypergallery has posters of Abandon artwork for sale. They are said to be limited edition (50 copies) prints “meticulously reconstructed from the original source material by artist Ioannis”. The band had just completed Abandon and were late getting the cover art together. I sat in their manager Bruce Payne’s office along with […]

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Striding in style

Louder Sound reprints a feature on the events that precipitated the demise of Mark II, the formation of the Mark III, and the creation of Burn. Penned by Geoff Barton, with input from Ian Paice, Glenn Hughes, and David Coverdale, it was originally published in issue 72 of the Classic Rock magazine, dated November 2004. […]

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Grateful for the blind faith

An interview with Roger Glover, originally published in the issue of New Musical Express dated June 19, 1971. Roger very prophetically talks about retiring from the incessant touring in a couple of years to focus on the production work. As we all know, this is pretty much what actually happened, albeit for all the wrong […]

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Biscuit tins, Sellotape, and plasticine

Ian Paice spoke to an outfit called MyGlobalMind that resulted in a lengthy, interesting interview, aided and abetted by an insightful and knowledgeable, albeit anonymous interviewer. MGM: You got your first drum kit at the age of 15, which would probably be considered to be quite late, but you went from getting your first drum […]

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Kid in a candy store

Louder Sound reprints a Classic Rock magazine interview with a card-carrying Purple fanatic Lars Ulrich. He reminisces about Jon Lord, his first time seeing Deep Purple, goes through Machine Head track-by-track, and recalls meeting various members of the band. The interview was apparently conducted around the time of the Re-Machined tribute album, and that was […]

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Machine Head‘2024 in the charts

The 2024 reissue of remixed Machine Head has entered German Official Top 100 Albums chart for the week of April 5 at a respectable #7. Chart history for the album indicates that the 40th anniversary reissue has reached only #56, on October 26, 2012. Let us know how the reissue did in your country.

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=1 more time in America

North American tour dates for Deep Purple have been announced. The summer tour will start on August 14, 2024, in Florida, and work its way up the East Coast, with a couple of detours into the heartland, and a couple of token Canadian dates tucked in. This tour is also billed as =1 More Time […]

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