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Please hang on

The latest issue of the Eclipsed magazine (#246, Dec 2022/Jan 2023) in Germany has the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan as the cover story — unabashedly tagged “The mother of all live albums”, plus a review of the November 2 gig in Oberhausen: “Please hang on for a few more years!” Rockhard magazine reviews […]

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Made in Japan in Sweden Rock

There is a 5-page Deep Purple feature in the latest issue (#11/2022) of Sweden Rock Magazine. It is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan. The issue can be ordered from the magazine website (caveat: it’s all in Swedish!)

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Deep, meaningful, and mercifully short

Deep Purple are currently touring the country where it all started some 54 years ago, and here is a selection of gig reviews so far from the UK press. (Updated Oct 29)

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An injection of fresh blood

Louder Sound has a feature on Stormbringer written by Geoff Barton. It actually may or may not be a reprint of something that previously appeared on one of the Classic Rock magazines — it sounds vaguely familiar, but we are not sure. Inspired and fired up by the injection of fresh blood and the success […]

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Era of peace

Jerusalem Post has an interview with Roger Glover promoting the band’s gigs in Israel that take place in late May. Yes, gigs — in addition to the twice rescheduled because of the pandemic gig in Tel-Aviv, there was a second date added recently in Jerusalem. These two dates signal the resuming of touring in earnest […]

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As valid as anything by Beethoven

An interview with Jon Lord, published at a critical point in Purple history. It first appeared in New Musical Express on March 17, 1973 — weeks after the release of Made in Japan and Who Do We Thing We Are, yet mere weeks before Mark 2 imploded. One can not help but wonder, did he […]

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A riff for eternity

German edition of the Rolling Stone magazine is celebrating 50th anniversary of Smoke on the Water with a cover story in their March 2022 issue.

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From Hush to Gimme Some Lovin’

Goldmine magazine has a six-page feature on Turning to Crime in their February/March 2022 issue. It is written by Dave Thompson and based around an interview with Ian Paice. Vintage Rock magazine has has a 2-page article on the Green Bullfrog project in their February/March 2022 issue. And last, but not least, Classic Rock has […]

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It’s Burrn!

25th anniversary of Whitesnake’s Restless Heart album is the cover story of issue #2022-02 of the Japanese Burrn! magazine. This issue also includes an interview with Roger Glover about the Deep Purple’s first album of covers.

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A day in the life of a roadie

A fascinating article from the April 17, 1976, issue of Sounds. They’ve sent one of their journalists to be embedded, as we might say now, with the crew of one established band and the crew of an upcoming one. The established band happened to be Deep Purple Mark 4 playing a couple of gigs at […]

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