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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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Train keeps a rollin’

Japan and North America tour dates have been announced. The North American tour starts on August 21 in Cincinnati and will continue throughout the rest of August and all of September, visiting a total of 25 cities and wrapping up on September 30 in Sacramento, California. It will be a double header bill with Judas […]

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The Deep Purple family jungle

Glenn Wellard sent us his version of the Deep Purple Family Tree together with the following note: Being a fan myself, and this year being the 50th year since Deep Purple were formed, I decided I wanted to do something to mark the occasion and produce something to hand on my own study wall. So, […]

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Eclipsed celebrates Purple’s 50th

German magazine Eclipsed is celebrating 50th anniversary of the band in style. The current April 2018 issue has a historical picture of Mark 2 on the cover and 18 pages dedicated to the band inside. This includes the roadmap for the rest of the year, a career retrospective, timeline from February 1968 to the present […]

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The end of the road

Rock Candy magazine has a 4-page spread on Deep Purple Mark 4 in their February-March 2018 issue. DEEP PURPLE’S MK IV LINE-UP CRASHED AND BURNED IN SPECTACULAR FASHION IN 1976 AND MANY FANS THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT TIME. BUT WHY DID THE BAND FALL APART SO PUBLICLY? WHAT PART DID IT PLAY IN THE DEATH […]

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Best British Band and Album

Deep Purple have picked up a couple of Planet Rock The Rocks awards on the strength of their 2017 performance — Best British Band and Best British Album for the inFinite. Unlike some other industry awards that we know, these are decided by the fan vote “as a welcome antidote to the pop music back-slapping”. […]

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