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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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Blackmore’s Night and OTR announce new tours

Blackmore’s Night management has announced a new United States tour. We have 4 confirmed dates in October with tickets being on sale since yesterday, August 13, and by all accounts going fast. More dates are being promised. On the other side of the pond, Over The Rainbow will start a 2-month trek in early September […]

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Jon Lord announces Russian concerts

On his official website, JonLord.org, the maestro has confirmed three concerts for October. The dates and cities are: Oct 9 – Yekaterinburg, Russia – tickets Oct 12 – St. Petersburg, Russia – tickets Oct 15 – Moscow, Russia – tickets At the concerts Jon Lord will perform his Concerto for Group and Orchestra along with […]

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Deep Purple fined in Russia

A Russian court has fined Deep Purple for “illegally” performing their own songs, according to russiatoday.com. The concert in question took place on October 19, 2008 in Russia’s southern city of Rostov-on-Don. According to the court’s ruling, the musicians – Ian Gillan, Ian Paice and Roger Glover – should have obtained a license from the […]

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Gillan and the human nature

On arrival for the brief visit to Moscow, an extremely tired and jetlagged Big Ian gave an interview on April 17 to Nevsky Express TV. Here are the excerpts from his stream of consciousness on his solo album, quantum theory, religion and human nature: Further instructions on operating nevex.tv’s player are just like before. Thanks […]

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