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Claude Nobs

January 14, 2013

I had just checked in to The Palace Hotel in Montreux prior to our appearance at the Jazz Festival. The elevator doors opened and out whooshed Claude on a scooter; had it been anyone else I would have been surprised. Flying by, he waved over his shoulder and called out ‘Hi Ian, see you later’ Read More…


Ian Gillan Talks New Album, Jon Lord

January 7, 2013

100% Rock Magazine recently conducted an interview with Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord: “Jon was a great character; wonderful. I mean… you know, he’s not been in the band for nearly 10 years but we were still in very close Read More…


2013 Australia Tour Dates On Sale This Week

November 5, 2012

Pre-sale tickets for Deep Purple’s February/March 2013 Australian Tour are available starting this Wednesday, November 7 at 10am (local time).  Pre-sale tickets will be available through 10am, Thursday, November 8 (local time). To access the pre-sale, use the password HIGHWAYSTAR (not case sensitive). Limit 6 tickets per transaction. Date City Venue Sun. 02.24.13 Auckland, New Read More…


Rock Hall of Fame Nominee

October 8, 2012

‘Rock Hall of Fame nominees include Rush, Public Enemy, Joan Jett, more’ via NBC Entertainment The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 are in. This year’s hopefuls are Albert King, Chic, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Read More…


Deep Purple loses a dear friend

July 17, 2012

Jon Lord Our beloved Jon passed away on this day Monday 16th July 2012. We have lost a dear friend, a brother and a wonderful musician. His dignity and graciousness touched us all. His music was an inspiration and took us to places beyond our imagination…A truly great man. We humbly express our eternal love Read More…


Jon Lord Has Sadly Passed Away

July 16, 2012

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family. Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary Read More…


Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi to Release WhoCares Album

May 7, 2012

via Loudwire.com It was one of the most welcome surprises of 2011, and now comes word that the collaborative effort WhoCares featuring Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan will be more than just a one-off charity single project. The metal vets teamed up last year to release the song ‘Out of My Mind’ Read More…


“Smoke” clears ‘InTheStudio’ for the 40th anniversary of DEEP PURPLE’s Machine Head

April 16, 2012

Dallas, TX – April 16, 2012.  North American syndicated rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands takes a look at Deep Purple’s Machine Head album which, along with led Zeppelin IV and Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, is widely considered to be the Holy Trinity of British hard rock.  Having successfully moved away Read More…


Deep Purple Heats Up Winnipeg’s MTS Centre

February 17, 2012

Examiner.com Deep Purple brought their pioneering brand of British hard rock to Winnipeg’s MTS Centre last night (2/15/12). Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their rock anthem, and biggest hit “Smoke On The Water,” the veteran U.K. band are currently in the middle of 17-city cross-Canada tour, which ends in Vancouver at the end of February. Read More…


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