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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…

Deep Purple Receive Praise for Their Dedication to Touring

July 17, 2007

Scott Smith Times Record Concert fans beware. The British are coming. Well, some of the British are traipsing through this country at this very moment. Legendary rock band Deep Purple, possibly the group that plays more shows than any other act on the planet, are doing something they rarely do these days — performing in Read More…

Review of “Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 2006” DVD

June 26, 2007

Scott Smith Times Report   High musicianship doesn’t always get the respect it deserves in the general public’s viewfinder. The hype and attitude that surround the live setting of some groups, such as audience members’ desire to be seen at their favorite beer-spilling “event” where there just happens to be a band in the area, Read More…

German Guitarists Smash Record

June 25, 2007

Courtesy of  ITV.com Guitar fans have gathered in Germany to try and get into the Guinness Book of Records with a mass rendition of a Deep Purple hit. A good 30 years after hitting the charts, Smoke on the Water is now in the record books after German organisers managed to gather some 1,800 guitarists to Read More…

Highway Star – A Journey in Rock

April 9, 2007

Ian Gillan’s new six hour autobiographical DVD offers a thorough, compelling and infectious look at Ian’s professional career – which in 2006 reached its 40th anniversary. Gillan himself even went to Montreux to give the story behind ‘Smoke On The Water’ from a small boat on Lake Geneva itself. Get the lowdown on this mammoth Read More…

BMG Withdraws the CD

February 27, 2007

The following from BBC News website A spokesman for the company said: “Sony BMG is not in the business of releasing albums without the knowledge of the artists. “It is in our interests to work with artists, so they can promote their records and continue to work with us.”

Urgent! Anyone Wants to Speak with BBC?

February 27, 2007

This just in the mail box. Please respond NOW as this is to air tomorrow morning (that is tuesday, feb 27). Hey There, i’m writing from Radio 4’s Today Programme as we’re covering the story about Ian Gillan denouncing his sony bosses as “opportunist fat cats” for releasing what he believes was their worst gig Read More…

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