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Way into the future

As the band is preparing to start their Latin American tour, bookings are already being finalized 13 months into the future. It has been announced that London O2 show on December 3, 2015, will be going on sale this Friday, October 31, 2014. Read what you want from the promoter’s blurb, but so far we […]

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Purple pick up Kerrang! award

Deep Purple were inducted into Kerrang! Hall of Fame this year at the award ceremony held on June 12 in London. There they join previous years inductees of the (mostly) metal oriented publication: Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slayer and Machine Head (the latter claim their band’s name has no relation to the Purple classic album). […]

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Roger Glover’s master class

The accidentally on purpose freshly baked Reverend (who will be 102 years old next year) preaches the good word of music at the London Bass Guitar Show on March 1. Do yourself a favour — set aside 40 minutes and watch the whole thing. There’s a little prize at the end 😉 For the impatient: […]

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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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