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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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J. Lennon digs G. Hughes

That’s Julian Lennon by the way… 😉 On his Facebook page Lennon Jr. writes: I had the pleasure of going to see Glenn Hughes play tonight in Islington. I can say, without a doubt, he is one of the best singers/songwriter/performers I have ever seen. His range is Mind blowing! And his talent knows no […]

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Lord and Hughes at the ChildLine Rocks

Both Jon Lord and Glenn Hughes are confirmed to appear at the ChildLine Rocks 2009, which will be held on June 1 at the indigO2 in London. Last year’s Childline Rocks have seen the first appearance of Glenn Hughes and Ian Paice together on stage since 1976. ChildLine Rocks is an annual rock concert to […]

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See and read The Sunflower Jam

Deep Purple’s appearance at The Sunflower Jam turned into a very different show, high on improvisation and special guests. Introduced by Yes’ Rick Wakeman, Deep Purple got under way with Pictures of Home and a pumping start. – That’s Johnny Lord!, exclaimed Ian Gillan after Hush with an extended solo from Jon Lord – and […]

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Win tickets to see Deep Purple with Jon Lord

Jon Lord’s official website is offering the chance of winning two tickets to see Deep Purple at this year’s Sunflower Jam in London on September 25. Forming just one part of a star studded charity event, Deep Purple will be joined by special guest Jon Lord for a few numbers. Other artists at the event […]

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