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Easter in Moscow

It is Easter weekend in Russia and Moscow fans are celebrating it at the B1 club, where Deep Purple are playing two gig in a setting unusually intimate for a Purple gig in that country. The two setlist surprises on Saturday were Ted The Mechanic and Fireball being back. While a better and more complete […]

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Less talk, more drumming

Russian web site DrumSpeech.com has posted more footage of Paicey’s drum clinic in Moscow from February 7. Thanks to bloodsucker from the deep-purple.ru forum for the info.

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Paicey on Russian TV

Back in early February, Ian Paice flew to Moscow to do a drum clinic. A TV crew was present at the event and the footage have appeared on Russian national TV. Recording of this was recently uploaded to YouTube.

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The World As We Love It

Almost a year ago Russian band Pushking started working on their new album called The World As We Love It (working title: Pushking Duets). The goal of the project appears to be essentially similar to Gillan’s Inn — re-record an album worth of old numbers with guest appearances from as many big name musicians as […]

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Street of Dreams in St.Petersburg

Nevsky Express TV has published a live video of Street of Dreams from the recent Over The Rainbow gig in St.Petersburg, Russia. The video is rather high quality and appears to be shot with two professional cameras. You can watch it on their web site. Further instructions same as the last time. Thanks to Tatiana […]

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Moscow girls sing and shout

This April Deep Purple are going to make a stop in Moscow on the way from Japan to Poland. Today Russian promoters SAV Entertainment have confirmed that the band will play two gigs at the Club B1 Maximum on April 18th and 19th. Tickets are on sale. Please note, however, that both these dates are […]

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OTR ticket sales

Over The Rainbow management has issued a press release concerning ticket sales for the first 3 OTR shows in Belarus and Russia. It appears that out of the three shows one was oversold and the other two very nearly sold out. Minsk, Sports Palace: 4,000+ (capacity: 4,500) St.Petersburg, BKZ: 3,500+ (capacity: 3,727, all seated) Moscow, […]

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OTR in St.Petersburg

Russian Internet TV company Nevsky Express filmed interview with all five members of the band and bits of the live show from the February 16th Over The Rainbow gig in St.Petersburg. You can watch the video on their web site. Click on ‘высокое качество’ to switch to higher quality stream (you need a rather fast […]

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Paicey in Moscow

Here’s a video from the recent Paicey’s visit to Moscow, where he held a drum clinic on Ferbuary 8. Sadly, the interview bits are overdubbed in Russian.

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Globetrotting in Perm

Last October Deep Purple toured Russia and for the first time performed in the city of Perm. The people there are not (yet) spoiled by the international rock stars of such calibre, and the visit drew significant attention in the local media. If you ever were interested what do the eat and drink backstage, now […]

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