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Work in progress

Sadly, gone are the days when Roger graciously provided us with the studio updates on the progress of a new album. These days we have to resort to rumours and second hand info. On November 2, 2019, Chameleon Studios Hamburg posted this picture to their Facebook feed: The chap on the left is mixing engineer […]

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It’s been a year

Roger Glover posts his end-of-the-year message: It’s been a year since I last posted. Somehow, life slips by without warning. I do read all the posts you send, grateful that you take the trouble to share your thoughts and questions. I shall answer some in due course. The lovely words for my birthday leave a […]

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Legend that grew bigger than the band

In The Studio with Redbeard celebrated the 35th anniversary of Deep Purple reunion and release of Perfect Strangers by repackaging some contemporary interviews with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. Thanks to BraveWords for the heads up.

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Art and history exhibition donates the proceeds

The Deep Purple Art and History Exhibition that was held in Spring 2018 in Cologne, Germany, came to a conclusion of sorts. The exhibition netted 1500 euros, and while Roger Glover was in the neighbourhood recently, these proceeds were donated to charities. On Roger’s suggestion a children cancer initiative and a homeless initiative in Cologne […]

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Sly hirings and swift firings

The ever prolific Martin Popoff has published another Rainbow book — Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story. He promises this to be a “major overhaul” of his out-of-print 2005 title English Castle Magic: 50% longer, at 120,000 words and 318 pages in 6″ x 9″ format two colour sections of photos (no pictures in the […]

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Must’ve been some friends of ours

An excerpt from Rod Stewart’s biography: On top oft he graffiti and the disruption, relations between the Faces and their hoteliers were not improved by our habit of inviting the entire audience back to our hotel after the show. I would issue the invitation from the stage, telling everyone where we were staying and what […]

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Rest for 59 bars, then come in

A 2002 vintage interview with Roger Glover and Steve Morse has been posted to Youtube. The interview was taken before the show on the joint tour with Dio and Scorpions in Concord, California, by a dude who calls himself Metal Matt, but looks like he just stepped out of a Bee Gees video 😉

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New releases from Cherry Red

Several relevant releases from the British label Cherry Red Records, that owns the RPM catalogue and has now partnered with Purple Records. Glenn Hughes: The Official Bootleg Box Set: Volume Two 1993-2013 This includes 6 CDs in a clamshell box set. Disc one is a collection of demos and outtakes called Incense And Peaches: From […]

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We’re going out as Pink Floyd

A 1987 vingage interview with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover was posted on Youtube. Ian and Roger are in the UK promoting Accidentally on Purpose, mixing Nobody’s Perfect, and generally having a ton of fun.

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Never apart for too long

Don Airey has played a gig in Pratteln, Swirzerland, on March 20. Roger Glover was in the neighbourhood (again), and came up on stage to jam on Pictures of Home. Carl Sentance has a video posted on his Facebook. Because it’s bloody Facebook, we can not show it here, so you’ll have to head over […]

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