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Red, white, and blues

The August 2020 issue of the Japanese Burrn! magazine (the one that has an extensive feature on Deep Purple’s new album) actually has David Coverdale as the cover story. The 10-page interview inside promotes Whitesnake’s latest release — The Rock Album compilation. Our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono translated the more interesting tidbits from the article […]

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Them decadent riffs

A few select reviews of Whoosh from the press we haven’t covered before. And if the album seemingly has split the fanbase down the middle, critics’ reaction has been pretty much overwhelmingly positive. Associated Press (and being AP, it’s been reprinted all over the place; no score given): Any ensemble still willing and able to […]

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To be a musician, not a rock star

Here is the third and the final installment of the interviews from the Japanese Burrn! magazine Deep Purple special, courtesy of Akemi Ono who graciously supplied us with the reverse translations. Roger Glover’s interview from the series can be found here and Ian Gillan’s here. Burrn! August 2020 edition Ian Paice Interview Ian Paice is […]

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A household name

PR people at Edel are certainly learning their upkeep this time around as Whoosh got a mention on CNN (watch inside)

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A songwriter that happens to play bass

Here is the second part of the interviews from the Japanese Burrn! magazine Deep Purple special, courtesy of Akemi Ono who graciously supplied us with the reverse translations. Burrn! August 2020 edition Roger Glover Interview Roger Glover considers himself very lucky. At a bass players conference, he said “If you want to move forward, find […]

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The joy of music

Japanese Burrn! magazine has a 17-page Deep Purple special in its August 2020 issue. The feature includes pictures, discography, and interviews with Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice. Our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono has graciously supplied us with the reverse translation of the more interesting tidbits of the three interviews. Here is the first […]

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We do is what pleases us

Rock Candy magazine has Deep Purple as their cover story of issue 21 (August/September 2020). Inside is a feature promoting Whoosh that includes interviews with both Ian and Ian. Check out the opening spread (pdf). Couple of quotes from Gillan: The early days were fabulous. Everything was new and wonderful and shocking. Things got bigger […]

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How In Rock was made

Louder Sound (née Classic Rock) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of In Rock by reprinting in fresh electrons a feature that first appeared in issue 83 of the magazine on the occasion of the album’s 35th. Heavy rock, hard rock, pomp rock, space rock, heavy metal – they’re all genres that today’s average music fan […]

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From Bosch to Marsden

Several new Purple related items appeared in European press. German magazine Mint dedicates no less than 40 pages to all things Purple in its May 2020 issue (#36). Among them: complete album guide; feature on Machine Head; Ian Gillan on Vanilla Fudge; Steve Morse on The Well-Tempered Synthesizer; Ian Paice on Gene Krupa; profile of […]

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Family of rock

David Coverdale’s local Tahoe Quarterly has a piece on him, his family, and their mansion in Incline Village that they had recently put on the market. It was published in the Winter 2019-2020 edition, which was out some time in November 2019. Born in a seaside town in North Yorkshire, England, Coverdale moved to the […]

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