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Purple people eaters

This review by Peter Creascenti of Deep Purple Mark 4 gigs at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City in January 1976 has originally appeared in Sounds on February 14, 1976. DEEP PURPLE is a band beset by severe internal problems, problems that are now affecting their live performances and may ultimately destroy […]

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In very poor taste

The firecracking antics at the California Jam were to the great amusement of a great many people, and to not-so-great amusement of the local authorities. Here is a reproduction of a letter sent by the City of Ontario Fire Chief to the ABC Entertainment in the aftermath of the event

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Restoring balance to the Universe

Ian Paice was recently interviewed by an outfit called Raised On Radio. Oblivious to a hit, the steamy Knebworth, a comedy act that made no money, getting caught by the labour of love, and importance of brand names — it’s all here.

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Speechless

Remember that first time when you’ve heard Child in Time and it left you speechless? Here is one of ’em reaction videos, and while the girls are about as coherent as could be expected from giggling teenagers, their sheer youthful exuberance is kind of endearing.

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Twinkle, twinkle little Space Truckin’

A year ago, on March 14, 2020, Deep Purple played in Mexico City what turned out to be their last concert before the world has shut down. Jordan Rudess stood in for Don Airey at that gig, and here he reminisces about it (he puts the date on March 13, but our records show otherwise), […]

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Subtle is not one of them

Guitar Player has a nice writeup on the history of the early Deep Purple and making of In Rock. Nothing particularly new here (at least not to any of our regulars), but it’s well written, and it’s a slow news day 😉 Deep Purple in Rock is many things, but subtle is not one of […]

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Purple memorabilia at a charity auction

Bridport & Lime Regis News reports that Ian Gillan have donated several items for a charity auction run by the local Rotary Club. There are some recent vinyls and DVDs, and a few books. Nothing ultra rare, in other words (well, there’s this promo copy of Naked Thunder, but that’s about it, we think). Some […]

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Bremen town mad dog

This is a little gem that you can watch inside.

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Hellfest cancelled

In what may very well be a sign of things to come, Hellfest organizers have announced that the 2021 festival has been cancelled. This follows the last year cancellation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Last year tickets were promised to be accepted for this year event and most of the bands from the last […]

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Roger the romantic

A little lull in the news is interrupted by an interview we’ve missed when it came out in September issue of the Goldmine magazine. Ian & Ian talk to Martin Popoff. The freshly released Whoosh was obviously discussed at lengths, as well as this bit on In Rock: GM: To take you back 50 years […]

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