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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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Shoveling snow in Staffordshire

Metro UK e-paper has an interview with Glenn Hughes in their Lifestyle section. It covers an angle of Glenn’s life that probably hasn’t been covered before — his experience as a homeowner. When did you buy your first home? The first home I bought was in Penkridge, Staffordshire in 1971. It’s a very beautiful area […]

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Commie Fraulien

Another vintage article about Deep Purple, which originally appeared in the New Musical Express on December 12, 1970. It is based on interviews with the two Ians and tells the story of troublemakers in Germany, Aston, Gardner, Dyke and Lieber, Big Ian’s involvement with the Jesus Christ Superstar, and work on the upcoming album that […]

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Ritchie Blackmore through the viewfinder of Ross Halfin

Another very expensive book is being prepared for publication by Rufus — this one is on Ritchie Blackmore with pictures by Ross Halfin. This new book is an intimate portrait of Blackmore both on and off stage and captures the brilliance and madness of Rainbow during those years. Ross had unparalleled access for several years […]

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Knitting battleships and dislike of France

[Updated Sep 23] Geir Myklebust specifically for the audience of our site reprints in his blog the questionnaires that members of Deep Purple Mark 2 have answered back in 1970. These originally appeared in the November 21, 1970 edition of the New Musical Express.

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Keeping Jon and Ritchie up to scratch

A vintage interview with Ian Gillan by Allan McDougall originally published in the New Musical Express on November 7, 1970. This was taken at the Olympia in Paris, where the band had played on November 1. Roger is a fantastic bass player. I talked to Ian Gillan about Roger and he agreed. “Yeah, he doesn’t […]

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Live in London 2002

Another release in the Soundboard Series is expected on August 13, 2021 — Live in London 2002. This show, from February 22, 2002, at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, is infamous for a couple of reasons. First, it was the last show that Jon Lord played with the band from start to finish. He submitted […]

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