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A riff for eternity

German edition of the Rolling Stone magazine is celebrating 50th anniversary of Smoke on the Water with a cover story in their March 2022 issue.

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The Deep Purple Rockshow

Radio BOB! in Germany has a monthly show hosted by our own Ian Paice and Don Airey. The Deep Purple Rockshow is on the air every first Saturday of the month from 18:00 to 19:00. We are being told that the radio announcement also mentioned that from time to time they might be joined by […]

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Before rock’n’roll came skiffle

Roger Glover was interviewed by Rock Antenne out of Germany. Listen to him talking to the giggly DJ. Roger is his usual patient and eloquent.

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It ain’t over yet

Tonight (Dec 5, 2021) show of Ian Paice and Neil Murray with Purpendicular in Kehl, Germany, will be the last one for a while. The remaining dates of the December leg have been cancelled with a possibility of further rescheduling. Yes, due to the damn pandemic. Thanks to Robert Walsh for the info.

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7 And 7 Is live on German TV

Deep Purple performing 7 And 7 Is live* on a German TV show Das Erste am Morgen.

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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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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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Don Airey’s live album

Edel/earMUSIC will release Don Airey’s band Live in Hamburg in February this year. This show is from March 14, 2017, and took place at the Fabrik club in Hamburg. The setlist contains a healthy mix of tracks from the bands Don’s been involved with over the years as well as some originals. CD1 Nuclear attack […]

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From Bosch to Marsden

Several new Purple related items appeared in European press. German magazine Mint dedicates no less than 40 pages to all things Purple in its May 2020 issue (#36). Among them: complete album guide; feature on Machine Head; Ian Gillan on Vanilla Fudge; Steve Morse on The Well-Tempered Synthesizer; Ian Paice on Gene Krupa; profile of […]

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All German dates postponed

[Updated] German promoter KBK has announced that all Deep Purple shows organized by them and scheduled for 2020 in the country — and that includes even the three October dates — have been postponed until further notice due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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