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Air Guitar Anthems

Several Purple related tracks are featured on a new 3CD compilation called Air Guitar Anthems. What distinguishes this particular compilation from the gabazillion of similar ones is that the songs were selected by a distinguished riffmeister Brian May. Here is what made Dr. May’s cut, from Buddy Holly to The Darkness. (Note: performers are listed […]

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Here I Go Again ‘spotting

Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again, as so ever expertly crafted by Messrs Coverdale and Marsden, could be recently seen on TV on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Celosia Caracas and DIY Starship

In today edition of the semi-irregular Trainspotting addendum, we are proud to present you with two items. First on the menu is a flowering garden plant called Celosia Caracas as its Deep PurpleĀ® cultivar. And then there is this: It’s a DIY 1:144 scale model kit of Boeing 720 in Starship One livery. From the […]

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The Deep Purple beer

More of the Purple trainspotting today, this time of the brewed variety. Empire Brewing Company from Syracuse, NY, is releasing their Deep Purple beer in bottles for “statewide sales” (New York state, presumably). Apparently there is no connection to the band, and the beer got its name from one of its main ingredients — Concord […]

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Concerto in Versace commercial

Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra is prominently featured in a commercial for a new perfume Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue. Here is the “director’s cut” of it (watch inside)

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Back to school

Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again (the hairspray remake version) is being used in a new Walmart back-to-school commercial in the states:

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Ash vs. Evil Dead

Purple music is prominently featured in the new installment of the Evil Dead horror comedy franchise — TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead. The first episode theme was Space Truckin’, with Highway Star featured in the second. For all the wrong reasons. Creator Sam Raimi explains: When my brother Ivan and I were writing the […]

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The flower child in time

Child in Time (all 30 seconds of it) is featured in the new Kenzo commercial. (watch inside)

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Totally down for that

David Coverdale gave an interview to the Noisey, a Vice magazine musical offshoot. Amidst the now familiar story of him getting in touch with Jon Lord, then after his death reconnecting with Ritchie Blackmore, which resulted in The Purple Album, he mentioned that he’d be ‘totally down’ for a one-off show involving all the members […]

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Not only the cops…

John Whittingdale, the newly appointed UK Culture Secretary, has revealed in a recent interview to The Telegraph that he is a Deep Purple fan: I love TV, I love film, I love music. I always have done. My tastes in all of them are pretty broad. I occasionally think about what might be my top […]

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