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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 PURPLEā€™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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A lifespan of a couple of years

The official DP Youtube channel has published a contemporary documentary about the project known as PAL.

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Rainbow photo book out in Japan

A new Rainbow photo book is coming out in Japan. It is quite a hefty volume at 288 pages and promises a wealth of pictures from the band’s Japanese tours from 1976 to 1984, many of them previously unpublished. The pictures were taken for the Music Life and Young Guitar magazines. The promo blurb mentions […]

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Casino burned down and made us all quite wealthy

Several vintage interviews have been posted on youtube. Roger, Jon, and Paicey being interviewed by Swiss TV circa the House of Blue Light: Ian, Ian, and Roger interviewed for French TV in 1987: Roger & Big Ian talk about their families on Swedish TV in 1988: Raw footage from Swedish TV interview 1993, only a […]

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What time is love

The Guardian has a story of the utter sheer madness of James Francis Cauty and William Ernest Drummond, better known as KLF, and their collaboration with Glenn Hughes: By 1991, Glenn Hughes, the Staffordshire-born powerhouse vocalist who cofounded Trapeze and twice fronted Deep Purple, had reached a parodically low ebb for a rock singer. Addicted […]

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Little black dresses and not very much underneath

Ian Gillan appears on British TV to promote Accidentally on Purpose. that’s from his period between being an ‘angry young man’ and ‘fucking furious’ that he is now. Aaah, I miss that Gillan…

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Ramblin’ Man Glenn

Glenn Hughes has been announced in this years lineup for the Ramblin’ Man Fair. His interview was recently posted on their website to promote the appearance. The interview briefly covers his whole career, from Trapeze to Black Country Communion IV (that’s how the new album will be called — “We wanted to call it IV […]

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Deep Purple art and history exhibition

Next spring will mark 50th anniversary of the band we come here to celebrate. An international group of fans have started a grassroots campaign to honour the band in style and are organizing an art and history exhibition to be held in Cologne, Germany. They have booked an exhibition hall from April 14 to May […]

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In the white room with purple curtains

Glenn Hughes spoke to Australian magazine Loud promoting his upcoming tour with Music of Cream. He also mentioned that the new Black Country Communion album is due in mid September, and some sort of Purple-related movie is in the works (although it’s not clear whether it will be a documentary or based-on-real-events feature film). Q: […]

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