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The ham-fisted philosopher

An outfit called Sonicbond Publishing has a new-ish book in their ‘every album, every song’ series — Deep Purple & Rainbow 1968–1979 – Every album, every song. It came out in June 2019, but slipped completely under our radar. Now there’s even a Czech language edition available. An Amazon review by Short person (yeah, right) […]

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The Voice of Rock Candy

Glenn Hughes is on the cover of the latest (December 2019/January 2020) issue of British magazine Candy Rock. Inside is a 14-page article based around an interview with the man. BraveWords has quotes of him praising Gary Moore: I’ve played with the greatest guitar players of them all – people like Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, […]

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4½ out of 5 stars

Connecticut paper Republican-American has a review of the Deep Purple show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on October 9: Deep Purple is on its “Long Goodbye” tour, wrapping up a career that has seen many personnel incarnations, spin-offs, and imitators over its five decades-plus career. And the Purple will be missed by the rock music […]

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Magic as a concept album

Classic Rock has an interesting opinion piece on Gillan’s Magic album: Of the three major offshoots that emerged after the break-up of Deep Purple in 1976, Gillan (the band, not the man) was certainly the most musically daring. And Gillan’s most daring album just might be their last: 1982’s Magic. Yes, the keyboard-heavy record carries […]

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Coverdale buys rights to Whitesnake and Northwinds

Another Swedish magazine — Rock’n’Roll — has a 6-page David Coverdale and Whitesnake feature in issue #4, 2019. In the interview David said that he recently has bought the rights for his two first solo albums Whitesnake and Northwinds from the now defunct Deep Purple’s management companies. He also mentioned that his favourite Whitesnake albums […]

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Coverdale in Burrn! magazine

Current issue of Japanese Burrn! magazine (#05/2019) has David Coverdale on the cover and an interview inside. Akemi Ono kindly sent us her reverse translation. The interview was done to promote release of the new Whitesnake album Flesh & Blood and the world tour. And now, on to David’s interview itself. Burrn!: What are your […]

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Coverdale and Gillan in Sweden Rock

The latest issue of Sweden Rock Magazine (#4/2019, out April 16), has a 16 page Coverdale / Whitesnake feature, plus David featured on the cover. Shown above is the retail version, subscribers get a different cover with David Coverdale, a “close up” photo. This issue also has a 5 page feature of Ian Gillan’s old […]

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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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In the press

Several items of interest have either been published or are about to be. September 2018 issue of the Uncut magazine is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the band under the Ultimate Music Guide moniker. Albeit we’re told that the inside content is ridden with errors. For those still interested, the issue can be ordered […]

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Classic Rock and Sweden Rock

Purple family was heavily featured in the June issue of Classic Rock Magazine, which hit the newsstands in the UK on May 1, and now starts appearing overseas. The issue includes 25 pages about Dio & Rainbow, Captain Beyond, David Coverdale & Whitesnake, Ian Gillan, Paice Ashton Lord, Butterfly Ball, Hughes/Thrall, Warhorse, Trapeze, Roger Glover, […]

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