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Heads and tails

A vintage interview with Ian Gillan, originally printed in the December 26, 1970, issue of the New Musical Express. Snob groups make Ian purple with rage By Richard Green It becomes a bit strong when groups get so selective in their attitude towards work that they cut their dates down to one or two a […]

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Out on parole

Apparently the promotion campaign for Turning to Crime has already begun, quietly so far. Roger and Big Ian have been spotted doing interviews on October 11 at the Park Hotel in Oberhausen, Germany. Check the photo gallery at a stock photography website.

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When I was a boy

Video clip for the Deep Purple’s cover of 7 And 7 Is is now out

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Turning to Crime release details

It is official now. The release date (November 26) and the track list for the 22nd Deep Purple studio album Turning to Crime are as we’ve reported before. The album will be available in the following formats: Digipak CD Jewel case CD Digital download Crystal clear vinyl 2LP Black vinyl 2LP Limited edition creamy white […]

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7 and 7 Is

The first single from the upcoming new Deep Purple album has landed today, October 6. It is the opening track of the album 7 and 7 Is, written by Arthur Lee in 1966 and originally performed by his band Love.

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Grumbled a bit and went away

Paicey talks about the story behind the recording of Space Truckin’.

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Commie Fraulien

Another vintage article about Deep Purple, which originally appeared in the New Musical Express on December 12, 1970. It is based on interviews with the two Ians and tells the story of troublemakers in Germany, Aston, Gardner, Dyke and Lieber, Big Ian’s involvement with the Jesus Christ Superstar, and work on the upcoming album that […]

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Mark your calendars

It’s still 3 more days to the announcement from the label, but with the online behemoth retailer listing up, it’s pretty much as good as official — the new Deep Purple album will be called Turning to Crime, it will be an album of covers, and it will be released on November 26, 2021, on […]

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Criminal playlist

[Updated Oct 3] Regardless of whether the yesterdays rumours about the new album turn out to be true or not, we thought it would be fun to play through the songs listed there.

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Crimes and misdemeanors

In case you’ve forgotten it, we repeat it once again — one simply can not “delete” something from ’em ol’ interwebs. Once it’s out there, it’s out there. Case in point: apparently the track listing for Deep Purple’s new album went down some sort of trade database, probably with the notice not to publish it […]

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