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14 tracks ready for the new album

As the band has gathered in a Russian studio to rehearse for the upcoming tour, Roger Glover spoke to ITAR-TASS. Here are the highlights (in reverse translation, so take it with a grain of salt): There are 14 tracks ready for the new album, probably 11 or 12 of them will pass the final selection […]

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Two concerts in two capitals – twice happy!

Date: 2011-03-23 and 25 Venue: Olimpiysky Sports Complex (Moscow) and IEC (Kiev) Moscow, Russia and Kiev, Ukraine This year I decided to go and see two Deep Purple gigs in the same tour – in Moscow where I live and in Kiev. They were my 6th and 7th Deep Purple concerts correspondingly. My desire to […]

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Jon Lord in Krasnodar

While on tour in Krasnodar in Southern Russia earlier this month, Jon Lord gave a wonderful interview where he does not shy away from discussing that other band he was in. Part 1 What do you think of Russian audiences? What’s the difference between playing rock and playing classical music? Would you do a reunion […]

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Sense of purpose

In this interview which he gave during the recent visit to St.Petersburg, Ian Gillan opines on many topics but music. Immigration and overpopulation, democracy, capitalism and communism, money and greed — answers are scarce, but questions are aplenty.

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Dressing up for tea with Dmitry

On March 22 Deep Purple were guests of the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at his official residence in Gorki, near Moscow. They reportedly had some tea (at least while the press was around). Medvedev Jr., aged 15, got a chance to jam with the band on his guitar. Paicey presented the prez with a pair […]

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JLT on Russian TV

Joe Lynn Turner is slated to appear on Russia’s most popular New Year’s Eve television broadcast: Channel One’s Olivier. Sting, Elton John and Roxette are other musicians scheduled to appear on the show this year. Although Joe did not perform at the show’s taping, he was interviewed. Olivier airs at the New Year’s Eve and […]

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JLT will be “celebrity face” for a festival

Joe Lynn Turner’s management has issued the following press release: While vacationing in Antayla, Turkey this summer, some Turkish businesspeople approached Joe Lynn Turner with the idea of presenting a major rock music festival in or near the city sometime in 2011. Turner agreed that this was a great concept. While the festival is only […]

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Touring update

Here is a summary of the recent developments on the touring fronts of Purple family. Deep Purple‘s appearance at a Russian festival on June 12 has now been confirmed. They have also a new Italian open air tour pencilled in for July, which is still being shaped up and for now remains unconfirmed by the […]

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Rock nad Volgoi

Russian promoters have announced that Deep Purple will headline this year the biggest rock festival in Russia Rock nad Volgoi, which will be held on June 12 in an open field in the outskirts of Samara. The inaugural festival in 2009 featured Ken Hensley, Apocalyptica and a variety of local bands. It attracted 167,000 visitors […]

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Rising sun and down under

It looks like the band will spend this spring (or autumn, depending on how you look at it) in Australia and Far East. Lennard Promotions has just announced the 2010 Deep Purple Australian tour

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