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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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Writing session in progress

Purpendicular, the tribute band Paicey have been touring with, have posted the following on their Facebook yesterday, February 18 (emphasis ours): +++IAN PAICE/PURPENDICULAR COMPLETE SECOND LEG OF SUCCESSFUL EUROPEAN TOUR+++ The band now take a couple of weeks break while Ian is writing with Deep Purple. This tour has been regarded the best by promoters, […]

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A fairly shallow sort of question

A great piece of history — an ’85 interview with the band (sans the obvious) after a record store signing session in Houston, Texas, during the US leg of the reunion tour.

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Everybody was there for Deep Purple specifically

Las Vegas TV channel KSNV has a flashback news report about a riot that ensued on April 27, 1973, when Deep Purple did not take the stage at the LV Convention Center. The report itself was published in 2015 on the occasion of Fleetwod Mac being in town, who were also on the bill for […]

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A dinner with 13 knives and forks

David Coverdale is on the cover of the latest issue (December 2018 – January 2019) of Rock Candy magazine, with a 14-page feature inside. The interview is structured around David commenting on the photos from his career, starting all the way back in 1969. POSING AFTER JOINING PURPLE, 23 SEPTEMBER 1973 That was taken at […]

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Regarding cancelled shows in Mexico

The band has issued the following statement: In regards to the cancelled shows in Merida and Cancun, we were as surprised as everybody else. We were looking forward to play there and, as of yet, have not received a reason as to why the promoter cancelled the shows. Our apologies to our fans. We understand […]

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The importance of branding

While performing for two nights in Moscow, Glenn Hughes was interviewed by TASS (now, there’s an agency that is an oxymoron). He claimed that the current band tried to stop him from performing the “Classic Deep Purple Live” tour. The Deep Purple you know of with Gillan, Glover and Paice are very upset with me […]

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…And so is Cancun

Hot on the heels of yesterday news of Merida cancellation, we are sorry to bring you news of another one: the final show of the Mexican tour in Cancun this weekend has also been cancelled. Eddie Trunk tweeted: Just found out the final show of this @_DeepPurple tour here in Cancun on Saturday is now […]

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