[hand] [face]
The Original Deep Purple Web Pages
The Highway Star


Down to Earth down under

Graham Bonnet spoke to Australia’s Heavy Magazine promoting his upcoming short tour down there. He mentioned that he will be marking the 40th anniversary of Down to Earth by performing the whole album live: We’re actually going to play the whole ‘Down To Earth’ album that I did with RAINBOW that’s never been done before, […]

Read more »

Inspiring them to do their best

Bob Ezrin (who may or may not have been working with Deep Purple recently on their 3rd collaboration album) was a guest on CBC Music Q show. This produced a very interesting chat about his life, career, producer philosophy, and music in general. All be it Deep Purple were never mentioned (but to be fair, […]

Read more »

Bernie Tormé R.I.P.

Another death in the Purple family. Former Gillan band guitar player Bernie Tormé has passed away on Sunday, March 17. His family issued the following statement: Bernie Tormé passed away peacefully on the 17th March 2019, one day short of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his family. He had been on life support for the […]

Read more »

Ted McKenna RIP

Another member of the family has passed away. Drummer Ted McKenna, who played with Gillan on Naked Thunder, and more recently was a member of Michael Schenker Fest together with Graham Bonnet and Doogie White. He died unexpectedly, during an elective surgery that prompted a bleeding the doctors could not stop. Neil Murray wrote: Completely […]

Read more »

Flying Colors III

Mike Portnoy wrote to the world a couple of days ago: On my way to Nashville for the week to begin my drum tracks for the new @FlyingColors album! We have 10 songs written and we are shooting/hoping for a late summer/early fall 2019 release if all goes well…(& yes, praying that the stars align […]

Read more »

All kinds of crazy plans

Bruce Dickinson is currently doing a series of spoken word Q&A appearances promoting his autobiography. During his September 8 gig at DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen he was asked about his relationship with Jon Lord: Jon Lord was a wonderful gentleman, and we were close friends. And he sadly died of… He had pancreatic cancer, but […]

Read more »

Moving up the ladder

You’ll learn the story of a band with a singer who could not sing from a new promo video for the upcoming Javelins album posted today by earMUSIC.

Read more »

Rock and Blues Circus backstory

Roger posted this on his website: I’ve known Pete York and Miller Anderson since the late 60s. Several early DP tours were with Hardin/York and we’ve often met from time to time since then. Over the years, Pete has organized lots of these special events, featuring a phalanx of great musicians. In 1970, Ian Paice, […]

Read more »

A few years later…

Record company has announced some release details for the Ian Gillan & The Javelins — a collection of rock’n’roll standards recorded by Big Ian with his first band (predating even Episode Six) earlier this year. In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club […]

Read more »

Authentic 1962 vintage feel

Ian Gillan gave an interview to Finnish KaaosTV while being in the neighbouring Estonia. He revealed, among other things, that he has recorded an album of rock’n’roll standards with his first band The Javelins, which should be out some time in August. He also mentioned that he has solo and Rock Meets Classics orchestral tours […]

Read more »

||||Unauthorized copying, while sometimes necessary, is never as good as the real thing
© 1993-2019 The Highway Star and contributors
Posts, Calendar and Comments RSS feeds for The Highway Star