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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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Magic Moments of Rock and Pop

A Didi Zill retrospective exhibition is on display at the Rockmuseum Munich, which is located in the Olympiapark Tower (Olympiaturm). The exhibition will be open throughout the summer until August 30, and Deep Purple are, of course, featured prominently. Admission to the Rockmuseum is included with the tower admission itself. The museum has peculiar hours, […]

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Mark 2 picks up a songwriting award

Deep Purple Mark 2 are the the winners of the 2019 Ivor Novello Award in International Achievement category. This is sort of a “lifetime achievement” category, as opposed to any particular song or album. The awards, knows as The Ivors, are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA). […]

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Down the Mississippi, down to New Orleans

A US leg of The Long Goodbye Tour has been announced. It starts on September 3, 2019, in Riverside, California, and finishes on October 19 in Minneapolis, performing 33 shows and visiting 25 states in between. Support for September 7 show in California will be Foghat, with the rest of the tour still in mystery. […]

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Waking up on the bathroom floor

Glenn Hughes was a guest on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 70s promoting his upcoming tour of the UK. His interview is now available online at the BBC website, and will be there until May 28.

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Here goes the Glenfiddich

Some time late March David Coverdale was a guest on Let There Be Talk podcast. The lengthy chat covered a lot of anecdotage from the olden days — from Redcar salesman to Purple audition, recording Burn, Cal Jam (complete with camera demolition), Whitesnake, Coverdale/Page, and much more. Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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Dipak Rao goes to jail

SurreyLive reports that Dipak Rao, who stole £2.2 million (approximately $2.9 million) from Deep Purple, has been sentenced to jail. He served as an accountant for HEC Enterprises and Deep Purple (Overseas) since 1992 and was made director of the two companies in 2003 and 2009 respectively, the latter just months before Tony Edwards’ death. […]

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Smoke isn’t everything

A couple of updates to our semi-irregular trainspotting department. A bombastic Smoke on the Water rendition is used in the soundtrack for a new Hellboy monster flick trailer: And here is Bill Murray’s character trying to break cultural barriers with bewildered Afghan villagers in a 2015 movie Rock the Kasbah: And just to remind you […]

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Right hue, presumably

Over the years we’ve featured many weird and not so weird products that were called Deep Purple — from beer, wine, and coffee, to exotic flowers and restaurants. Couple of years ago a cannabis oil popped up on the horizon, we decided to skip it because back then it wasn’t exactly legal yet in this […]

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Show must go on

The first 2019 tour dates for Deep Purple have been announced. These are the six dates in early December in Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Hungary. Tickets go on sale this week, either on Wednesday, March 27, or Friday, March 29. Full details in our calendar.

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