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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…


Rare AC/DC, Metallica, DEEP PURPLE, Van Halen Posters On Sale In Melbourne

December 18, 2008

Blabbermouth.com According to Undercover News, Rock Prints, an exhibition of rare and limited-edition posters, is back in Melbourne, Australia this weekend. The second round of Rock Prints features posters from AC/DC, BON SCOTT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, DEEP PURPLE, IGGY POP, JIMI HENDRIX, MC5, METALLICA, NEW YORK DOLLS, PINK FLOYD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, Read More…


Portraits Of METALLICA, RUSH, BLACK SABBATH Drummers Featured In ‘Cut To The Drummer’

December 10, 2008

Bill Ward (BLACK SABBATH), Ian Paice (DEEP PURPLE), Neil Peart (RUSH), Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE) and Lars Ulrich (METALLICA) are among the drummers whose portraits are featured in Cut To The Drummer, an art show and drumming event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in support of F.U.M.S. for the MS Society of Canada’s scholarship program.   Read More…


Roger Glover Birthday Message Contest – Winner Announced!

November 26, 2008

Roger Glover is celebrating his birthday this Sunday and to celebrate on DeepPurple.com, we’re running a special Birthday Message contest!  Simply send in your birthday messages to Roger – please include your name, location, and  special birthday message.  All messages must be received by 11:59pm on Sunday, November 30, 2008.  One lucky winner will be chosen to Read More…


New Road Report from Steve Morse

November 1, 2008

Some notes from a few days ago: Today brings back a little reality, we’re in an airport waiting area for an airline flght. We’ve had a wonderful week or so traveling to Siberia and back to Moscow in a Tupelov 134. In the last notes I wrote about the flight attendant sternly saying ‘ticofi’ to Read More…


Steve Morse Checks In With A Tour Update

October 20, 2008

SteveMorse.com Guitarist Steve Morse of legendary rock band Deep Purple has posted the following tour update: “Here’s one that I meant to send on the last long trip, but it got overlooked until now! This was written during the amazing tour leg where we had the fantastic luxury of the charter plane. “We’re doing a Read More…


7 Days in Kyiv

October 8, 2008

Kyiv Post British rock band Deep Purple has already played in Dnipropetrovsk and Odesa this month, and its members have now reached Kyiv. After that, they will travel to Cherkasy and continue their world tour with eight concerts in Russia. Such active touring activity is not unusual for the band. Deep Purple is known as Read More…


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