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Jacky Paice Presents the 2nd SUNFLOWER JA

August 22, 2007

The 2nd Sunflower Jam, the rock n’ roll charity dinner raising funds for The Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust, is coming up on September 20, 2007. The evening will include an auction hosted by Jeremy Irons, a raffle with great prizes, some of the best live music you will hear anywhere, and other surprises. This year’s Read More…

Deep Purple to Rock Belly Up Aspen Stage

August 20, 2007

From Aspen Times One of the most recognizable riffs in rock history will blast from the Belly Up Aspen stage Monday, when English band Deep Purple plays the club. A performance of the band’s world-famous anthem, “Smoke on the Water,” is virtually assured. Born in 1968, Deep Purple has gone through various lineup changes, as Read More…

Ian Gillan on the Status of Classic Rock Radio

August 16, 2007

Michael Senft The Arizona Republic Are the narrow play-lists on classic rock radio stations hurting classic rock bands? Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan seems to think so. In a new interview with Michael Senft of The Arizona Republic, Gillan says that fans aren’t offered the chance to hear classic rocker’s new material because radio stations focus Read More…

Deep Purple Perform at the Warfield Theatre in San Fransisco, CA

August 15, 2007

Dennis Cook Jambase.com “Maybe we can cut a hole in the roof and do some space truckin’,” quipped singer Ian Gillan before launching the astonishingly well-oiled Deep Purple skyward, catching the couple thousand gathered spectators in their considerable cosmic wake. It’s a very silly lyric but there’s gut level pleasure to screaming, “We got music Read More…

Smokin’ Bands Hit the Right Notes

August 13, 2007

By TONY NAUROTH The Express-Times It’s one of those songs of the classic era known as an anthem. Like the Star Spangled Banner, only without the national fervor, “Smoke on the Water” gets folks up on their feet and roaring the chorus. It’s more of a feeling than a song. On Thursday night, fans of Read More…

Deep Purple Perform with Blue Oyster Cult and Edgar Winter in Costa Mesa

August 12, 2007

Shawn Perry VintageRock.com In the last few years, I’ve had some incredible close encounters with Deep Purple. There was the Blockbuster Pavilion show in San Bernardino, a simmering 100 degrees, with the Scorpions and Dio. I paid $11 a piece for 22 ounce plastic cups of Corona in the VIP area before bowing down to Read More…

A Deep Purple Shade of Hard Rock

August 10, 2007

By Gary R. Blockus The Morning Call Forget that their most memorable music was created in the 1970s. Deep Purple rocked a crowd of 4,800 at RiverPlace during Musikfest on Thursday night, jamming to motor heads, metal heads, grandparents and children despite the facility being just over two-thirds full. From an eerie keyboard-driven overture that segued Read More…

North American Tour Just What the Fans Ordered, But What’s Next?

August 10, 2007

Karen Lanza RockDaily.com It’s a testament to the enduring worldwide popularity of Deep Purple that it’s taken them nearly two years to get to North America to promote their 2005 album, Rapture of the Deep. Since the disc’s release, the hard-rock veterans have toured the globe relentlessly, hauling their Hammond organ to such far-flung places Read More…

Deep Purple’s Smokin’ Sound Will Echo Across the Lehigh

August 8, 2007

By Gary R. Blockus The Morning Call If Deep Purple can still rock Montreaux, the group can certainly rock Musikfest in Bethlehem on Thursday night. The five-piece godfathers of heavy metal still employ singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover, with Ian Paice on drums, Don Airey on keyboards and American icon Steve Morse blazing away on guitar. Deep Purple’s reputation is built primarily upon 1972’s Read More…

Deep Purple Singer Contributes Lyrics, Vocals To Japanese Video Game

August 7, 2007

Blabbermouth.net According to a posting on the Deep Purple fan site TheHighwayStar.com, Purple singer Ian Gillan has contributed lyrics and vocals to the Japanese video game Blue Dragon, developed by Mistwalker and distributed by Microsoft. The game was released in 2006 in Japan and will see an international release at the end of August 2007. Read the complete story…

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