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The importance of branding

While performing for two nights in Moscow, Glenn Hughes was interviewed by TASS (now, there’s an agency that is an oxymoron). He claimed that the current band tried to stop him from performing the “Classic Deep Purple Live” tour. The Deep Purple you know of with Gillan, Glover and Paice are very upset with me […]

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One, two, three… NO!

A longer video from the press conference in Mexico City on November 16 (yep, the one with skulls and a gigantic guitar). The picture is potato quality, but hey, we all know what the gentlemen look like. The sound is good. In particular, check out Roger’s brilliant answer to the contentious question of would they […]

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When the skulls go marching in

A brief press conference in Mexico City on November 16, 2018:

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It’s seven o’clock in England

Roger is having a cup of tea and Don having a beer in at the same hotel lounge in Moterrey:

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Huevos rancheros and homeopatic rock’n’roll

The band gave an interview to the Mexican TV channel ETIC’S Live prior to the show in Monterrey on November 9. It’s an engaging chat that starts with Don Airey and Roger Glover, with both Ians joining later on for what appears a mini press conference.

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A shy Elvis fan

The latest issue (#8-2018) of the Swedish Rock’n’Roll magazine has a 12-page feature on Ian Gillan with lots of pictures. Other juicy bits include: Chuck Berry needed a backing band for a gig in 1970, for which Deep Purple helped him out. The band went on stage without knowing the setlist. Gillan once had a […]

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Feeling 10 miles high…

Music Radar has interviewed Roger Glover and, as usual with RG, it’s a pure joy to read. Roger, Purple are about to head out alongside Judas Priest for a major US tour. Is touring more physically tough these days? Well, you do learn to pace yourself. You can’t get hammered every night like you did […]

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Taking a penalty

Glenn Hughes did an interview with Metal Express promoting the upcoming UK leg of his Classic Deep Purple Live tour. When you joined Deep Purple back in 1973, was it always on the basis that you were to be the bassist and also as an occasional singer or did you expect to do more lead […]

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As close as you’re going to get

Glenn Hughes did an interview with Icon vs Icon blog promoting his Classic Deep Purple Live tour in the US: You’re about to launch a U.S. tour playing the music of Deep Purple. What made now the time to bring this tour to the masses? I didn’t want to bring this to the stage with […]

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Conductor that sits at the back

Burrn! in Japan has published a special issue of Metallion magazine commemorating the 40th anniversary of Whitesnake. The issue (vol. 64) includes exclusive interviews of past and present members of the band: David Coverdale, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Ian Paice, John Sykes, Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell, Rudy Sarzo, Tommy Aldridge, Steve Vai, Doug […]

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