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Paice in Istanbul

Ian Paice in Kingston, Canada, Feb 9, 2012; photo © Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Ian Paice will be in Istanbul this Saturday, April 14, to be on the jury for the Vodafone Freezone 15th High School Music Competition. His video announcement is posted here. If we understand it correctly, you should be able to watch the proceeding on the competition’s Facebook page.

Thanks to Tarik Burcoglu for the info.

14 Comments to “Paice in Istanbul”:

  1. 1
    HZ says:

    We know, DP is loved in Europe, Turkey, Japan and Russia, and opposite of that in USA and number of “big” mainstream media.

  2. 2
    Martin Johannessen says:

    Just found out that Bob Ezrin will produce the next DP studio album: http://heavyrocktheplaylist.blogspot.com/2012/04/deep-purple-bob-ezrin-to-produce-next.html

  3. 3
    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:


    This is amazing news. As I have been saying here, this next (most likely last) Purple album needs to be something special and collaborating with the Master…Bob (Alice Cooper) Ezrin is a good start towards something special. Looks like this next record is ‘Serious’ business. I AM SO PUMPED READING THIS NEWS!!!!! “Welcome to My Rapture”


  4. 4
    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:

    After I finished typing @3 it truly sunk in as to the magnitude of this news regarding Bob ‘friggin’ Ezrin doing the next Purple Album. His accreditation is impeccable.
    The impact he has had on musician’s success and his ability to turn a stinky dull brown turd into a sweet smelling shiny gold bar is well documented. KISS- Destroyer, Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies, Pink Floyd- Division Bell just a couple. Alice Cooper alone is pure evidence to this. Ezrin not only produced, but also contributed in a lot of the writing with most of Alice’s albums. Plus he has a great vision regarding the total package…..Songs, Albums, PROMOTION. This is fantastic news and deserves a new subject here as an announcement. I have been advocating for Purple to take the bull by the horns and seriously address their efforts and ability by combining a top notch production team to bring it all out to the forefront in full force. EZRIN can do it. I hope he takes charge and directs this unbelievably talented bunch toward something that they truly deserve. PROPER PROMOTION, EXPOSURE and PRODUCTION. It’s About TIME!!!! “YEEEEEOOOOOOOOUUUUWWWWWW!!!!! I THAAAAAAANK YOOOOOOUUUUUU!!!”


  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    So that means they have attracted an outside writer.

    Should I say finally?!

    I used to think it was a no go area related to INTEGRITY if great bands could not pull off the writing anymore and used help from outside.

    But, maybe sometimes it is better than paining themselves ansd still come out with a stinker.

    The curiosity bar has been raised a few points now.

    Then again…….

    We’ll see.

  6. 6
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @5: Writer? They say they have hired a producer, not a writer.

  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I dont know the value of it but Tracy said Ezrin might(…) be able to ad his writingskills into thye mix.

    If that would be so, I d not know if thats a plus or not.

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    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:

    Svante and PP,

    I just brought up the fact that Ezrin is a total package producer. I’m not saying he will be doing any of the writing for Purple, but there is nothing wrong with some outside input while in the process. I don’t think Purple has run out of ideas. On the contrary. Each of the last 4 albums are quite different and varied in approach and style. ROTD is a complex and well written and structured offering. Ezrin could have made it a Masterpiece.

    That being said on a different note, on the latest episode of ‘That Metal Show’, Alice Cooper is the guest and the topic of ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’ came up (which he was finally inducted into). He made the statement about how wrong it is how they have passed over so many deserving artists and inducted so many that shouldn’t have been. He also stated flat out that it is ‘criminal’ that Deep Purple isn’t in yet. The rest of the cast made it clear that he was right on regarding. Now that his cohort in crime ‘Bob Ezrin’ is on board with Purple and the 40th Anniversary of ‘Machinehead’ is being promoted and the fact that Ezrin is so ‘well connected’ in the business, I believe Purple is about to be brought into the forefront with the New Record, and may finally get the R&RHOF nod.


  9. 9
    Roberto says:

    Here, in the right section, you can find the list of band produced by Bob Ezrin:


  10. 10
    David Sanderson says:

    @5, it wouldn’t be the first time Purple have ‘attracted an outside writer’, off the top of my head ‘Hey Joe’, ‘We can work it out’, and ‘Help’ all featured on early albums, ‘Speed King’ was more or less a patische of rock ‘n’ roll lyrics, I could be pedantic and mention ‘Difficult to cure’ (OK, it was on a Rainbow album but it did feature quite extensively in DP set lists in the 80s and 90s, Bob Ezrin is a top producer, he may or may not take a Jim Steinman/Mutt Lange approach and have a noticeable contribution or he may take a Martin Birch approach and leave it to the band, personally, well, it’s been so long since the last album and the band have spent so long on tour, whatever comes out of the studio will hopefully be worth the wait.

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    I though we had gotten over that RROF isssue by now?

  12. 12
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I wish DP kidnapped Birch for a a week or 2.

    Prepare the whole shit and get it recorded properly.

  13. 13
    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:


    “We” are over the RRHOF issue. It’s just that it came up in a resent airing of “That Metal Show” featuring Alice Cooper whom brought it up, plus HIS Producer, Bob Ezrin is on board now with Purple. I’d say it ties in pretty well. There now, the dots are all connected for you.


  14. 14
    Al says:

    that is great news,hopefully the results will be positive.The “experiment “with Bradford as a producer didn’t work out,I don’t think he really understood or captured their sound,therefore ROFTD sound is a little bit flat and leaves me wanting for more.

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