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The charismatic Elizabeth digs into Perfect Strangers off the infamous ’93 Birmingham gig. I have been absolutely enthralled by Ian Gillan’s vocal prowess, and Richie Blackmore’s captivating guitar solos. So here we are with the next of your most recommended Deep Purple songs, this time without a solo for me to interrupt with a pause… […]

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Inching up on number one

Another prolific musician professes his love for Deep Purple, and this time it’s Steve Vai. In his interview to My Planet Rocks he said: Well, when I was a kid, I was a huge Deep Purple fan. I was so bummed when Ritchie Blackmore left the band, when those guys left and they weren’t in […]

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Joe from Long Island that didn’t belong

Joe Satriani gave an extended interview to Vintage Rock, where he explained how Deep Purple influenced his latest album called The Elephants Of Mars: You do have these cinematic qualities in your music where certain visuals and shapes must be popping into your head when you’re writing and playing. Yeah, it is important. As I […]

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Hey baby, what you gonna do

Here’s a track not covered too often — Rat Bat Blue, performed by Dario Mollo and the Space-T.

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Complaining about Smoke even before it was finished

A couple of things that are probably not really news for the people frequenting our site. Far Out magazine has a story about Lars Ulrich’s favourite band, you know which one: His love affair with music dates back to a concert in 1973 in Copenhagen at the K.B. Hallen when he witnessed Deep Purple in […]

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Era of peace

Jerusalem Post has an interview with Roger Glover promoting the band’s gigs in Israel that take place in late May. Yes, gigs — in addition to the twice rescheduled because of the pandemic gig in Tel-Aviv, there was a second date added recently in Jerusalem. These two dates signal the resuming of touring in earnest […]

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Gregorian chant one day, Bob Dylan the other

On this slow news day the mailman brought us a couple of semi-interesting tidbits for the trainspotting department. In a recent interview, Hollywood star Jim Carrey professes his love for Deep Purple and recommends Lazy off Machine Head in particular as “one of the great, great jams ever”.

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As valid as anything by Beethoven

An interview with Jon Lord, published at a critical point in Purple history. It first appeared in New Musical Express on March 17, 1973 — weeks after the release of Made in Japan and Who Do We Thing We Are, yet mere weeks before Mark 2 imploded. One can not help but wonder, did he […]

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Steve is taking a hiatus

The following message have been posted today on the band’s official site: Today, Deep Purple announce that due to a family matter, Steve Morse will be taking a temporary hiatus from Deep Purple live shows but remains a full member of the band. Steve’s replacement for the upcoming live shows in May, June and July […]

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We’ll never forget

[Updated March 29] An overview of publications from across the web celebrating the 50th anniversary of Machine Head.

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