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Celebrating Burn‘s 50th

Glenn Hughes is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Burn with a string of dates in Portugal and Spain this May. He will be performing the album (apparently, in its entirety), as well as other Mk3 and Mk4 numbers. His band will consist of Søren Andersen (guitar), Ash Sheehan (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keyboards). It was […]

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Easter egg from Lars

Metallica has a new single out, and at one point Kirk Hammett directly quotes several bars of Blackmore’s solo from Speed King

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Flying in the sky with a bunch of high fidelity

A recent post on Something Else blog makes the case that the often overlooked Who Do We Think We Are? deserves at least another listen. The train of thought departs from: It’s often accepted without reservation that Deep Purple’s Machine Head is one of the essential entries in the hard-rock canon of the early 1970s. […]

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Touring 2023

After a couple of years of the pandemic induced hiatus, we not have more or less concrete tour dates for 2023. This is our traditional annual preview. Steve Morse will kick off the new year with participation in the G4 Experience in Las Vegas on January 3-7. He also has a handful of dates booked […]

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Live archive 1972

The official YouTube channel for the band has posted 50 live tracks from selected 1971/72 bootlegs. Those are tagged as a Live Archive 1972 Vol. 1 playlist and said archive includes: Dagenham 19/02/1972 Royal Albert Hall 04/10/1971 Wolverhampton 20/02/1972 San Bernardino 28/01/1972 New York 31/08/1972 West Palm Beach, Florida, 14/07/1972 Leeds 29/09/1972 Quebec City 06/04/1972 […]

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Play that funky music

Deep Purple live at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA, on January 15, 1976. This a slightly longer version of the video that has been floating before. Now with more drumming!

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Here and gone

Goldmine publishes a retrospective of “insightful glimpses into the band’s musical soul” taken from Roger Glover’s interviews that he gave to the magazine over the years. Roger Glover’s opinion on concert bootlegs When you’re in a band you really don’t know what you are, what you represent to fans. We know what we are between […]

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Such a strange vibration

Yahoo! Entertainment (of all places) has a short piece about Deep Purple’s appearance at the legendary Fillmore club in San Francisco in November 1968. The nascent British rock outfit had made their American album chart debut in September of that year with their first LP, Shades Of Deep Purple. The record had reached its peak […]

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Please hang on

The latest issue of the Eclipsed magazine (#246, Dec 2022/Jan 2023) in Germany has the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan as the cover story — unabashedly tagged “The mother of all live albums”, plus a review of the November 2 gig in Oberhausen: “Please hang on for a few more years!” Rockhard magazine reviews […]

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The visual history

[Updated Nov 28] Rufus Publications in the UK has announced that starting November 30th they are taking pre-orders for what appears to be an updated version of the fabled Illustrated Biography by Chris Charlesworth, long out of print.

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