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The Daisies heading to the islands

The Dead Daisies have announced a short tour of Britain and Ireland coming December 2022. They are headlining a string of shows with FM and Graham Bonnet as support. Graham will be the sole support on the two Irish dates, promising an “exclusive acoustic performance”. Tickets are already on sale, further details in our calendar.

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An injection of fresh blood

Louder Sound has a feature on Stormbringer written by Geoff Barton. It actually may or may not be a reprint of something that previously appeared on one of the Classic Rock magazines — it sounds vaguely familiar, but we are not sure. Inspired and fired up by the injection of fresh blood and the success […]

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As valid as anything by Beethoven

An interview with Jon Lord, published at a critical point in Purple history. It first appeared in New Musical Express on March 17, 1973 — weeks after the release of Made in Japan and Who Do We Thing We Are, yet mere weeks before Mark 2 imploded. One can not help but wonder, did he […]

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We have a plaque

[Updated March 2] Remember the petition to install a plaque honouring Ritchie Blackmore? Well, it succeeded:

Hi Everybody, Yesterday, I viewed a plaque dedicated to Ritchie at his place of birth in Weston super Mare. I inspired the writing and the owners kindly sponsored a large metal plaque and placed it on the outside of the building for all to see. We will have a full unveiling on Ritchie’s birthday in April. Thanks again for your support

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Live from Daisyland

The Dead Daisies released a new digital single — live version of Rise Up, which originally appeared on their 2018 album Burn It Down, before Glenn joined the band.

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A day in the life of a roadie

A fascinating article from the April 17, 1976, issue of Sounds. They’ve sent one of their journalists to be embedded, as we might say now, with the crew of one established band and the crew of an upcoming one. The established band happened to be Deep Purple Mark 4 playing a couple of gigs at […]

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Crime in the press

Issue 247, dated Dec 2021/Jan 2022, of the UK’s Powerplay magazine features Deep Purple on the cover with a Turning to Crime feature inside. “We like to do a thing called ‘Purpleising’,” says Ian Gillan about Deep Purple’s latest release, their first ever whole album of cover songs, “and in that I mean that musically […]

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Classic Rock turns to crime

Classic Rock magazine has another Deep Purple cover on issue #295 dated December 2021. The magazine also includes an exclusive 4-track CD containing 7 and 7 is from the upcoming Turning to Crime, Step by Step from Whoosh!, plus Pictures of Home and Bloodsucker recorded live in Rio de Janeiro on December 15, 2017. Both […]

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Willy Wonka’s golden ticket

There is a David Coverdale feature in the British newspaper The Independent. He began writing “secret little poems”, which eventually became lyrics once he’d taught himself the chords to The Yardbirds’ 1965 single “For Your Love”, and as a teenager he sang in a handful of local bands. Then, in 1973, destiny came calling while […]

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Between Black Country and West Coast

The Dead Daisies have successfully made it across the pond and are now touring the UK. Maximum Volume Music has a positively glowing review of the tour opening gig at the O2 Institute in Birmingham on October 30. Of course, if the support band is that good, then the main band has got to be […]

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