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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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Depends on the anatomy

Ian Gillan & Co were guests at a talk show in Brazil back in 2006. And what do Brits and Brazilians talk about — football, of course! And shoes. And silly hats.

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Must’ve been some friends of ours

An excerpt from Rod Stewart’s biography: On top oft he graffiti and the disruption, relations between the Faces and their hoteliers were not improved by our habit of inviting the entire audience back to our hotel after the show. I would issue the invitation from the stage, telling everyone where we were staying and what […]

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Once upon a time in Hollywood

Deep Purple’s Hush and Kentucky Woman are featured in a new Quentin Tarantino’s movie Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood that opens stateside tomorrow, July 26. Both will also be included on the soundtrack album. “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo […]

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Early worm gets the bird

Deep Purple have been announced to play a couple of festivals in Austria, in July 2020. Yep, that’s a full year from now. “Early bird” tickets are available for Clam Rock on July 3, 2020, and Lovely Days Festival on July 4. Mind you, both appearances are yet to be confirmed by the band’s management. […]

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Rest for 59 bars, then come in

A 2002 vintage interview with Roger Glover and Steve Morse has been posted to Youtube. The interview was taken before the show on the joint tour with Dio and Scorpions in Concord, California, by a dude who calls himself Metal Matt, but looks like he just stepped out of a Bee Gees video 😉

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