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Whoosh setlist poll

This is all highly theoretical now, but nevertheless… Now that the new album has been out for a month, everybody had a chance to listen to it and make up their minds, but impressions are still fresh. What tracks from Whoosh would you like to hear live when the band resumes touring? You can choose […]

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Want to ride my bicycle

This is from our trainspotting department. September 6 stage of Tour de France was won by a gentleman whose jersey was adorned by a logo that reads WHOOSH. Turns out the winner rides for Team Emirates which is sponsored this season by eponymous piece of spyware fitness app. No relation to the recent Deep Purple […]

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It’s innocent and charming

The record company has released another video for another track from Whoosh! This time it’s Nothing at All that got the Russian Stig themed treatment.

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Purple family double dip

Another long form interview courtesy of the dreaded lurgy. Eddie Trunk did a “double dip” on his latest (September 2) podcast by talking to Graham Bonnet and Roger Glover. Roger’s segment starts at around 7’00” into the podcast, and Graham’s at 48’25”.

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Same bed every night

Metal Express Radio has a fresh interview with Don Airey. They spoke about the effects of the pandemic, the new album, Bob Ezrin, replacing Jon Lord, Don’s years in Rainbow, and his home town of Sunderland. They also paid tribute to the late Martin Birch: Deep Purple and Rainbow too worked extensively with Martin Birch […]

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An old fashioned band

Roger Glover was interviewed by an Aussie outfit called Noise11.com. Among other things, he reiterated Paicey’s thought that Whoosh might not be the band’s last album after all.

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Airey extravaganza

One unexpected benefit of the lots of free time on musicians’ hands due to the pandemic turned out to be quite a few interviews which are very long, very relaxed, and dig a lot deeper than the usual fare. In this one, Don Airey is interviewed by musician and filmmaker Drew Stone (who produced quite […]

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No reason why there shouldn’t be

Ultimate Classic Rock has a Whoosh feature built around an interview with Paicey. The takeaway message is that despite And the Address being intended to close the full circle, this might not be the last Deep Purple album after all: It might not be the last record. We’ve got all of this dead time. We […]

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Enjoy every sandwich

No Treble, a website dedicated to all things bass, has a fresh interview with Roger Glover. They talked about time off the road (Roger confirmed that he resumed working on his memoirs), chart success of Whoosh!, Bob Ezrin and the band’s songwriting revival of late, progressive influences on the album, luck and work ethic, never […]

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Whoosh is a hit

Early indications of commercial success for Whoosh were right — the album has entered Top 10 in 13 European countries, climbed all the way to #1 in Germany, Belgium (Wallonia chart), Finland, Scotland, and Switzerland, and scored a respectable #4 in the UK (highest position since Deepest Purple). It is also band’s third straight number […]

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