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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…


Deep Purple Goes for New and Old

August 3, 2007

By Ryan O’Connell The Express-Times Fans of classic rock ‘n’ roll are sure to be found at Musikfest’s RiverPlace stage Thursday singing along to “Smoke on the Water” with all their might when Deep Purple comes to Bethlehem. Considered pioneers of hard rock in the 1960s and ’70s, the British rock band, after a few turbulent years, Read More…


Deep Purple Colors Hub Happy

August 1, 2007

By Brett Milano Boston Herald It may be 30-plus years since the band’s heyday, but from the look of things Tuesday night at the Bank of America Pavilion, Deep Purple has aged well. Despite a few more gray hairs, lead singer Ian Gillan still looks athletic in his jeans and T-shirt. And the band’s arena-monster sound is pretty much Read More…


Never Too Old to Rock and Roll

July 30, 2007

By John Black BostonNOW Some old rockers fade away. Some stay in some strange mutation of their band and play their greatest hits on the county fair circuit. And some continue to do what they love without ever worrying if they’ll recapture their glory days or not. For the guys in Deep Purple – founding members Roger Read More…


Deep Purple Frontman To Guest On ‘The Wizard Rock Show

July 19, 2007

Blabbermouth.net For those in the Triton College community (near River Grove, Illinois just outside of Chicago), legendary Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan will be interviewed on “The Wizard Rock Show” on Sunday, July 22. The interview will take place before PURPLE’s performance at the House Of Blues that evening. The show airs from 11:00 a.m. Read More…


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