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On the love of borscht

May 2018 issue of Burrn! magazine carries an exclusive 12-page interview with Ritchie Blackmore, conducted by editor-in-chief Kaz Hirose. Below are a few of the more interesting tidbits translated back into English courtesy of our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono. On coming to Japan: Burrn!: This year Rainbow is doing shows in places where you have […]

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Eclipsed celebrates Purple’s 50th

German magazine Eclipsed is celebrating 50th anniversary of the band in style. The current April 2018 issue has a historical picture of Mark 2 on the cover and 18 pages dedicated to the band inside. This includes the roadmap for the rest of the year, a career retrospective, timeline from February 1968 to the present […]

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The end of the road

Rock Candy magazine has a 4-page spread on Deep Purple Mark 4 in their February-March 2018 issue. DEEP PURPLE’S MK IV LINE-UP CRASHED AND BURNED IN SPECTACULAR FASHION IN 1976 AND MANY FANS THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT TIME. BUT WHY DID THE BAND FALL APART SO PUBLICLY? WHAT PART DID IT PLAY IN THE DEATH […]

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Planet Rock salutes Purple

The latest issue of the Planet Rock magazine features Deep Purple on the cover and a 15-page feature inside. With the band set to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018, we join Purple on tour in Stockholm and London to hear how the monumental In Rock album set the classic Mk. II line-up on the […]

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More magazine covers

Ian Gillan is on the cover of issue 4 (May 2017) of the Sweden Rock Magazine. Inside the magazine there is an 8 pages long feature on Deep Purple and their new album with interview and pictures, 5 pages of illustrated interview with David Coverdale, and a page worth of interview with Bob Ezrin. More […]

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inFinite early reviews roundup

With inFinite already out in some parts of the world, while in others still hours or days away, here is a brief roundup of early reviews from around the web. The Rockpit: The single that preceded the album ‘All I Got is You’ is quite possibly the best thing here, a track that manages to […]

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Saturating the print

German GoodTimes magazine has Mark 2 on the cover of the latest issue (2017/02), with two extensive features inside — one on the Mark 2: Der Bruch war die größte Schande des Rock’n’Roll! (The breakup was the biggest disgrace of Rock’n’Roll!) and another one on the current band: Angst vor dem “Das war’s!” (The fear […]

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Purple Uncut

Deep Purple are featured in the latest issue of the British magazine Uncut: While warming up for a final tour and album, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice recall their wild career in rock […] The issue in question has Björk on its cover and is dated April 2017. It went on […]

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Classic Rock publisher goes belly up

British company Team Rock Ltd, publisher of the Classic Rock, Prog and Metal Hammer magazines, as well as TeamRock.com and associated internet radio station, has gone into administration (called bankruptcy/liquidation in other parts of the world). They have acquired the magazines from Future Publishing in 2013, but apparently never managed to make them profitable. 73 […]

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Rocks cover story

German magazine Rocks is featuring Deep Purple on the cover of its current issue (January 2017). Apart from an eight page story of their rise with In Rock, it also features six pages on the new album inFinite (which was still untitled when the interviews with Bob Ezrin and Roger Glover were conducted). The journalists […]

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