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Sly, sly

Edel has posted a video of the band performing Demon’s Eye at an open air gig in Düsseldorf, Germany, on September 3, 2005. That was one of the couple of warm up gigs before the release of Rapture of the Deep a month later, with Wrong Man being premiered live at the same show.

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Purple train to Hamburg

Our contributor Tobias Janaschke went to see the band on June 23, 2022, at the Stadtpark in Hamburg, and has sent in this photo report. Local broadcaster NDR has a short video report from the gig, which does not require much knowledge of German. Of the setlist news, No need to shout is making live […]

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And this is how you drop the sticks properly

Paicey’s personal drum cam footage from a live version of 7 and 7 Is — German TV Rehearsal Take 1

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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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