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New Official Deep Purple sites

It’s all change on the web front again in time for the launch of the new Deep Purple album in April 2013.

As well as a new album launch site, http://www.deeppurple2013.com there are also new Facebook pages, and a new Twitter feed which promises the funniest and silliest tweets from the band along with exclusive competitions and possibly advance info about the new album.

21 Comments to “New Official Deep Purple sites”:

  1. 1
    Al says:

    cool !

  2. 2
    Ottar Pettersen says:

    Google+ ?

  3. 3
    Scott says:

    I like the new site, but one thing confuses me. As I write this, the countdown clock reads, 12 Weeks :89 Days :08 Hours :02 Minutes :05 Seconds. If we take the 12 weeks noted at the beginning, and then add the 89 days in the second column, this would indicate that the new Deep Purple album is set for release in July, six months from now, and not the three months as suggsted by the sites posted release date.

  4. 4
    Drdp says:

    I don’t care FOR Social Media.
    Way too much info out there in a world gone mad.
    So, I won’t qualify for the Meet & Greets.
    I can only hope that the rest of us “Old Timers” who only have these Web-sites on our PC’s can keep up with the latest developments on the new Album.

  5. 5
    errol arias says:

    Only 370 followers on twitter? (As to January 27) !

    I can’t believe there is only 370 followers!

    It makes me sad 🙁

  6. 6
    James Gemmell says:

    Big deal. Until the management of this band wakes up and tries to get them on major TV shows in America and England, they’re going to have difficulty selling albums. Ian Gillan’s a friend of mine, and I agree with him that corporate greed in the music and radio industries has killed the golden goose that once was. But DP’s management has fallen on the sword when it comes to consistently being on the major medium: television. This underground thing of trying to drum up excitement on Facebook and Twitter isn’t going to work.

  7. 7
    dave_wallis says:

    I agree with James. The band of this stature promoted on twitter… sorry, but it won’t boost sales.

  8. 8
    Chip says:

    Plus 1000 to James Gemmell.

  9. 9
    byron says:

    Purple are not a Facebook/Twitter kind of band,they don’t need it to exist
    I don’t give a f.. to these social networks.What a waste of time.Much ado about nothing…

  10. 10
    Chip says:

    Social Media is good as an ancillary effort but for an established act like DP its gotta be TV. Why can’t they get them booked on one of the late night TV shows. They have bands on all of the time and there are a bunch of them now looking for stuff….

  11. 11
    Michiel says:

    Nothing happens with the site – and nobody gives a damn anymore. C’mon, DP are a band of excellent 60+-musicians who don’t know ANYTHING about social media – better keep it that way & don’t try to, er, try. The countdown site is a disgrace.

  12. 12
    Andrey Barabanshchikov says:

    Me Goodness!!!!!!
    A week has passed and still 3 tweets. Hughes does 3 tweets per hour! DP management! Please manage to write at least another 3 tweets within next month!

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

    Austin City Limits, Story Tellers, Guitar Center Sessions, That Metal Show, Tonight Show/Jay Leno, Late Show/David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night/Jimmy Fallon, Late Late Show/Craig Ferguson, Last Call/Carson Daily, Audience Channel Concerts, Palladium Channel Concerts, AXSTV Music Channel, VH1-C Concerts, Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, Today Show Concert Series, Sound Stage.

    These are a few mainstream daily and weekly TV shows that showcase current and past music artists from all genres. There is a plethora of spots on the Cable Channels that Deep Purple should have been frequenting and should be presently using to grant themselves exposure regarding promotion of their existence and their new album. Hard to sell albums when your actual existence is unknown. Hard to find the ‘Countdown Site’ unless it is first made publicly known. They need some ‘Talk Show Time’ where they can discuss and promote their ‘last 18 years of albums’…..


  14. 14
    Chip says:

    If you want to tease a release, you have to do more than set up a website and soical media. You have to actually release information/music clips or something to actually stir up interest. Cmon guys….how much is management getting paid to do nothing?

  15. 15
    Michiel says:

    I would have done this job much better. If you had only called me, guys.

  16. 16
    Michiel says:

    According to Amazon, the album is gonna be called ‘?’.

  17. 17
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    I guess it means… “Deep Purple?”

    Which might go hand in hand with Steve Morse’s interview where he states they are doing things in ‘new directions’ they haven’t gone before. Hey, it works for me as long as they are being true to themselves. It will show in the end. I still love listening to all of their music. If this holds true to that, what be da problemo.

    Can’t wait for it. I’m totally confident it will please the masses.


  18. 18
    Alfred says:

    all i want ist the music from DP. A new vinyl like Bananas was, would be the best.
    I never tweet, i never will be on facebook, i do not care these frelling time-steeling it-murks-things.
    So, all i want to know is, when can i go into the music-shop here in Kiel/Germany and buy it.

    take care all out there and
    keep on rockin’


  19. 19
    Hans-Jürgen Küsel says:

    Liebe Mitglieder von Deep Purple,
    (i’ll write it in German, because my English isn’t good enough for this). Ich möchte einmal danke sagen, danke für die unzähligen schönen Stunden, die Ihr mir schon beschert habt, danke, dass Ihr seit nunmehr 45 Jahren mit offenbar unverwüstlicher Energie Rockmusik auf höchstem Niveau spielt.
    Bleibt bitte gesund (mein wichtigster Wunsch) und habt auch in Zukunft noch die Kraft, die Freude und die Phantasie um auch weiterhin auf so hohem Niveau zu musizieren (mein zweitwichtigster Wunsch). Hans-Jürgen Küsel

  20. 20
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I m having DIE HARD associations now : )

  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I meant @ 19

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