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Deep Purple Bassist On Dio’s Passing

May 19, 2010

Blabbermouth.net DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has released the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF): “A huge part of my life just disappeared. Words are not enough, emotions are too much. “My sincere condolences to Ronnie’s family and friends.” Glover Read More…


Steve Morse Update From the Road

May 9, 2010

Type A in Taipei… I am still getting used to being in Asia, food-wise,but they sure have managed to keep order out of what looks like too many people in a small space. The audience in Taipei was incredible, very energetic!  We just arrived in Hong Kong, and you just can’t imagine the immensity of Read More…


Interview With Ian Gillan as Deep Purple Heads to Melbourne

April 23, 2010

Harbant Gill Herald Sun SAY Deep Purple and just about everyone will sing you that instantly recognisable riff which defines their Smoke on the Water. The band will bring that 39-year-old rock classic live to Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Sunday next week. We catch British-based vocalist Ian Gillan at his Portugal studio amid a hectic Read More…


Steve Morse Birthday Message Contest! – Winner Announced!

July 27, 2009

Steve Morse is celebrating his birthday July 28th and to celebrate on DeepPurple.com, we’re running a special Birthday Message contest! One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $20 gift card to the DeepPurple.com Online Store AND an autographed photo of the band! So be creative and get started now! Need more incentive – check Read More…


Deep Purple, Iron Maiden Members Confirmed For ‘The Sunflower Jam’

June 9, 2009

Blabbermouth.com Ian Paice (DEEP PURPLE), Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN), Micky Moody (ex-WHITESNAKE), Margo Buchanan (ex-PINK FLOYD) and Murray Gould (ex-ELTON JOHN) will take part in THe Sunflower Jam 2009, a fundraising event organized by the British charity Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust. This year’s Sunflower Jam will take place on Thursday, September 24 at London Read More…


Classic Rock Corner: Ian Gillan’s Deeper Shade of Purple

March 31, 2009

Bob Ruggiero – Classic Rock Corner The Houston Press Though best known as the talented tonsils behind British hard-rock legends Deep Purple, Ian Gillan has also found the chance to log in some serious studio and road time both fronting his own bands and as a solo artist. Gillan’s new CD, One Eye to Morocco Read More…


Ian Gillan Talks About Inspiration For New Solo Album

March 18, 2009

Blabbermouth.com Edel Entertainment’s international label earMUSIC has set a March 23 U.K. street date for for “One Eye To Morocco” — the first studio album with all-new material in ten years from Ian Gillan. “One Eye To Morocco” will be released on March 31 in North America via Eagle Rock Entertainment. In Europe, “One Eye Read More…


IAN GILLAN, Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose Among ‘Greatest Voices in Rock’

January 2, 2009

Blabbermouth.net According to U.K.’s Daily Mail, LED ZEPPELIN’s Robert Plant has topped a poll of the greatest voices in rock organized by digital radio station Planet Rock. QUEEN’s Freddie Mercury came second, Paul Rodgers of FREE came next while THE WHO frontman Roger Daltrey came fifth. The only female voice on the list was that Read More…


VH1’s ‘100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs’: What’s No. 1?

December 24, 2008

by Dan Snierson popwatch.ew.com For those about to hard rock, we salute you. And by you, we mean everyone tough enough to make a five-night commitment to VH1 the week of Dec. 29, when the list-loving network unveils a loud-and-proud countdown: 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. (Do not confuse this with the network’s 100 Greatest Artists of Read More…


IAN GILLAN To Join PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA For ‘Classics Play Rock’ Concerts

December 24, 2008

Blabbermouth.net According to a posting on The Deep Purple Appreciation Society web site, DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan will join the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on September 4, 2009 in Graefenhainichen, Germany and September 5, 2009 in Magdeburg, Germany for a performance of PURPLE classics as part of the“Classics Play Rock” concert series. As previously reported, the first three DEEP PURPLE reunion albums — “Perfect Strangers” (1984), “The House Of Read More…


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