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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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Shand Grenade

Continuing with blast from the past, another band down the list of ‘heavy hopefuls’ circa 1976 is actually more progressive and fusion than heavy…

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More Crime in the press

Deep Purple are featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Hebdo in France, issue #62 dated November 26, 2021, with an interview inside. Naturally, it’s all in French. Across the channel, there is also a Purple feature in the February 2022 issue of the MOJO magazine, the one with Neil Young on the cover: DEEP […]

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Crime in the press

Issue 247, dated Dec 2021/Jan 2022, of the UK’s Powerplay magazine features Deep Purple on the cover with a Turning to Crime feature inside. “We like to do a thing called ‘Purpleising’,” says Ian Gillan about Deep Purple’s latest release, their first ever whole album of cover songs, “and in that I mean that musically […]

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Classic Rock turns to crime

Classic Rock magazine has another Deep Purple cover on issue #295 dated December 2021. The magazine also includes an exclusive 4-track CD containing 7 and 7 is from the upcoming Turning to Crime, Step by Step from Whoosh!, plus Pictures of Home and Bloodsucker recorded live in Rio de Janeiro on December 15, 2017. Both […]

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