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From Royal Albert Hall to Kleine Scheidegg

Deep Purple have been quite conspicuously absent from the list of confirmed performers when Sunflower Jam tickets went on sale earlier this month. That is, until yesterday: Deep Purple will be performing songs that honour and remember Jon Lord and the band will also perform with the Orion Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Mann, meaning […]

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From grandeur to majesty

Classic Rock has a positively glowing review of the October 17 gig at the Roundhouse in London: It starts with the swelling grandeur of classic intro Mars, The Bringer Of War, and ends with the sweltering majesty of Black Night. This is Deep Purple in 2013, showing that they transcend age, era and trend. They […]

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Marshall: 50 Years of Loud

Marshall Amplification’s 50th anniversary event 50 Years Of Loud took place at Wembley Arena in London this Saturday, September 22. The event featured performances of number of guest musicians, with Glenn Hughes, Joe Satriani and several members of extended family among them. Glenn performed Black Country, Mr. Big (by Free), Mistreated (with Malmsteen on guitar). […]

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Paicey at the British Music Experience

The British Music Experience is introducing The Practice Room — “a series of mentoring sessions that allow musicians to learn from professional players and songwriters.” Our own Ian Paice will launch the sessions on September 17 between 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are on sale through the Ticketmaster at £5.75, and that includes admission to the […]

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Don Airey NOT to guest at Saxon gig

Update (Dec 18): Saxon’s official site now reports that Don Airey is unfortunately not able to appear at Saxon’s last show in London because his gear is not returning in time. Saxon have announced that Don Airey will join them as special guest at their London show at Koko on 20th December. He will perform […]

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O2 reveiw at The Arts Desk

A well written review, in which the author goes to see the Purple show a tad sceptical, but comes out totally enthusiastic. If anyone tells you that Deep Purple’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra (1969) wasn’t a masterpiece then they’re an idiot. In fact, it was, more or less, the only successful use of an […]

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Sunflower Jam through the ‘tubes

For all of us who could not be at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday, Youtube to the rescue.

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Follow the Sunflower Jam

The Sunflower Jam 2011 is upon us. Tonight, July 8, the Purple world will converge at the Royal Albert Hall to witness what could possibly be a historic event. The Highway Star will be there and our special correspondent will be tweeting the proceedings live from the hall.

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Glenn Hughes’ book launch

There will be a launch event in London for Glenn’s book Deep Purple & Beyond: Scenes from the Life of a Rock Star on the evening of Thursday, 12th May. The publisher Foruli will be inviting everybody who has pre-ordered a copy of the book and record package, but would also like to extend an […]

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BCC: the London tapes

Black Country Communion’s setlist at the London’s Shepherd Bush Empire on December 30 by all accounts was the same as Wolverhampton. Here are a few rather good quality videos from the gig.

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