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TBRO book due in November

Wymer Publishing in the UK is preparing another Deep Purple book by Jerry Bloom. The book is titled Time to Kill and is dedicated to the last year in the life of Mark 2 lineup — The Battle Rages On album and subsequent tour. 2018 is not only the 50th anniversary of Deep Purple’s inception […]

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Vinyl reissues

Universal Music has announced that it will be reissuing 8 of the back catalogue albums on purple vinyl. This reissue includes: Machine Head Made in Japan Who Do We Think We Are Burn Stormbringer Made in Europe Come Taste the Band Last Concert in Japan All items are said to be new digital transfers of […]

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Mr. Udo pulls the stops

Our Japanese correspondent sent in these video clips from a busy Osaka train station to our trainspotting department. A couple more tour posters from Japan. At the Shibuya Station in Tokyo: Fukuoka poster:

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Not as empty, cold, and bare any more

Swiss site 24 heures reports that a memorial plaque has been unveiled this Wednesday, July 4, on the Résidence des Alpes building in Territet (Montreux) — the very same building that was the Grand Hotel back in 1971. Gillan, Glover and Paice were in attendance, as well as Jean-Paul Marquis (stage manager at the Casino […]

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Broad your understanding of human nature

Italian radio station Radio Rock 106.6 has posted a lengthy interview with Ian Gillan. Our best guess, it was recorded some time in June 2017 (several things hint to that) and now is being used (reused?) to promote the current tour. Quite entertaining nevertheless.

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Everything louder than everything else

A second show in Osaka has been added to the Japanese tour calendar. We have no reliable information, but usually this happens when the first one is either sold out or being very close to. Fun fact: the venue they will be playing in Osaka is the very same venue where the bulk of original […]

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Touring update

Deep Purple are in the process of finalizing the dates for a tour of Mexico this November. In an unusual twist of events, the dates are already posted on the official site, albeit some venues are still to be determined, and none are on sale. Glenn Hughes has added several more European dates to his […]

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Classic Rock and Sweden Rock

Purple family was heavily featured in the June issue of Classic Rock Magazine, which hit the newsstands in the UK on May 1, and now starts appearing overseas. The issue includes 25 pages about Dio & Rainbow, Captain Beyond, David Coverdale & Whitesnake, Ian Gillan, Paice Ashton Lord, Butterfly Ball, Hughes/Thrall, Warhorse, Trapeze, Roger Glover, […]

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Wait for the Ricochet – German Edition

Simon Robinson’s DP book “In Rock – Wait For The Ricochet” is going to be published in a German language edition. The publisher is Hannibal-Verlag, translated by Andreas Schiffmann The book is advertised for October. German title is going to be “In Rock – Der Lange Weg Zu Einem Meisterwerk” https://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/meisterwerk/ thanks to Lutz for […]

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The family jungle revisited

Glenn Wellard sent us an updated revision of his version of the Deep Purple Family Tree. This new revision fixes Atomic Rooster (which had been mistakenly called ‘Arctic’) and links the Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin branch to the tree via Coverdale/Page collaboration. And before you start complaining again, remember: this is just a one man’s vision on […]

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