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Fire In The Sky


A new book by Simon Robinson, called Fire In The Sky, is tentatively due to be published on March 28 via Easy on the Eye Books. The book tells the story of making Machine Head, and is a follow up to Wait for the Ricochet from the same author. (By the by, the latter is now in second print and back in stock.)

And while Simon is not exactly famous for meeting the deadlines (the book was originally announced in 2016, to be published in 2017), the result is always top notch. Just check out the previews: page 1, page 2 and flip-through the mock-up layout.

What: Simon Robinson and Stephen Clare Deep Purple: Fire in the Sky, The story of Machine Head and Smoke on the Water
When: March 28 June 28 December 28, 2020
Where: Easy on the Eyes Books (online store)
ISBN: 9780956143990

Thanks to our editor emeritus Benny Holmström for the info.

17 Comments to “Fire In The Sky”:

  1. 1
    The Highway Star says:

    Finally, eh? It’ll have been worth the wait. And is that the original but abandoned Deep Purple wallpaper in the previews? /Rasmus

  2. 2
    mike whiteley says:

    I pre-ordered ( and paid for ) this book back in Sept, 2019.It had a December publication date.
    End of March now. We’ll see…….

  3. 3
    Sakis Nikas says:

    Can’t wait for it!!! “Wait for the ricochet” is absolutely brilliant and of course a must have for all the Purple fans.

  4. 4
    Sergio Chiorino says:

    I can’t wait… Simon for President!

  5. 5
    Jerry Bloom says:

    Dead lines. 🤔

  6. 6
    Gabe Von Sales says:

    Great news!

  7. 7
    Ivica says:

    Is there this in video?


  8. 8
    Chris Lee says:


  9. 9

    Is there anyway to check if I pre-ordered this book? I did so with the last book and got a name credit. Just can’t remember if I pre ordered this one. Thanks.

  10. 10
    Henrik says:

    Why can’t they be sold as ebooks?

  11. 11
    mike whiteley says:

    As per Book Depository,the publishing date is now June 28,2020.

  12. 12
    Rock Voorne says:

    Wondering what was in the A4 MachineHead booklets of the Anniversary Edition released around 1996.

    Must have it stashed somewhere.

    Today is my birthday, boring old fart : 55 years old. Still having long hair 🙂

    Nice weekend and take care.

  13. 13
    mike whiteley says:

    In case you were hoping to get this book for a summer read,the publication date is now December 28th,2020.
    Maybe I’m a cynic, but I sincerely doubt this book will ever get made.

  14. 14
    Rock Voorne says:

    I suppose I pre ordered it, dont remember, me Alzheimer Light sometimes.

    Did it have an pre order option?

  15. 15
    Twanky says:

    Not saying it’s taking some time, but my £5 deposit on it was written on parchment

  16. 16
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    WOW, just checked in on it to see what was up and disappointment is not a strong enough word. Oh well, gives me time to finish the Cozy Powell book that I got when I ordered the new Tommy Bolin book that is hopefully showing up PDQ. And Bernie’s book. And the Whitesnake book from a couple of years ago that I started and then moved so it ended up in a box that still has not been unpacked!

  17. 17
    Cos says:

    Did this book ever come to fruition?

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