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Sly, sly

Edel has posted a video of the band performing Demon’s Eye at an open air gig in Düsseldorf, Germany, on September 3, 2005. That was one of the couple of warm up gigs before the release of Rapture of the Deep a month later, with Wrong Man being premiered live at the same show.

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A dream’s a dream whatever they say

As the reality of the end of an era continues to sink in, let us recall selected moments from the ocean of awesomeness that is Steve Morse’s body of work with Deep Purple.

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Hidden passion touching a spark

Cult favourite Anya made it back into the setlist for the first time since what… 1995-ish? Here it is performed on July 15, 2022, at the Peißnitzinsel in Halle, Germany

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Hate to see you go

Today, July 16th, marks 10 years since dear Jon is no longer with is. Here’s something-something for you to raise a glass in his memory. Back in 2003 he arrived to Australia to endulge his classical side, but could not play the piano due to an injury. Fortunately, he could still play the Hammond (we […]

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The floodgates have opened

The official Ritchie Blackmore Youtube channel we’ve discovered yesterday has posted 10 more clips of him talking about everything from Jimmy Page to his future in rock, along with a couple of live tracks. The spoken word bits for the most part are taken from the previousy released DVDs.

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Send lots of money

A new Ritchie Blackmore Youtube channel, ostensibly official, was inaugurated on June 23, 2022, with this unlisted video. It promises weekly updates of which not much has materialized since then

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Hobgoblins and pixies

A pretty nicely put together documentary on the history of Rainbow. It is stitched together from both contemporary interviews from the people involved (and some not at all), and retrospectives from Graham Bonnet, Richard the Difficult Misunderstood, Joe Lyn Turner, Bobby Rondinelli, and Dougie White.

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And this is how you drop the sticks properly

Paicey’s personal drum cam footage from a live version of 7 and 7 Is — German TV Rehearsal Take 1

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Maestro in full flight

Our long time regular Marcelo Soares writes: One of my greatest moments ever as a fan was to see Jon play the Concert in São Paulo in 2009, in an open air gig in the most famous corner of Brazil. This weekend the festival will happen again, with lots of musicians playing around the clock, […]

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Rockin’ Istanbul

A few more clips of the ad-hoc Purple lineup performing, this time, in Istanbul on May 25, 2022.

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