Deep Purple

Tue
13
Nov

Stay Tuned - "Fading Away" (Official Song Stream)

 
STAY TUNED TO RELEASE CHARITY ALBUM IN SUPPORT OF THE LINDA MCCARTNEY FUNDRAISING CENTRE. OUT ON NOVEMBER 30th ON earMUSIC.
 
FEATURING GUEST APPEARANCES BY DEEP PURPLE, MARK KING, STEVE LUKATHER, SUZI QUATRO, STEVE HACKETT, JEFF SCOTT SOTO & MANY MORE
 
“Stay Tuned” is the passion project of Austrian multi-instrumentalist Bernhard Welz. Not unlike other musicians, Welz often gathers his musical friends around to play and sing along to the songs he wrote, produced and arranged.
The difference between him and others is however, that his friends include some of the greatest rock’n’roll legends of our time. Among many fantastic others, these include Deep Purple’s Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Don Airey, Roger Glover and Steve Morse, Mark King of Level 42, Steve Lukather (Toto), Steve Hackett (Genesis), Suzi Quatro, Dan McCafferty (Nazareth), Jeff Scott Soto, Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Rainbow’s Bob Daisley, Steve Lee and Marc Lynn of Gotthard.
 
This star-studded listening experience was brought to life to celebrate and commemorate friends, respect and – above all – the love for music. Defined by an abundance of talent on all instruments, “Stay Tuned” transports the listener to a time when classic rock was everything - and features solos and riffs from some of the most revered posterchildren, who were there to tell the tale. The individual talent and experience of each of these thoroughbred artists, when accumulated, created a sophisticated interplay which is not only fun for the artists themselves but to listen to for all rock fans. It is a true celebration of rock’n’roll!
 
 “Stay Tuned” is going to be released as CD and Digital on November 30th, 2018 on earMUSIC. All proceeds go to the Linda McCartney Fundraising Centre – a charity very dear to the founder of “Stay Tuned”.
 
TRACK LIST
1. Jazz Police (with Mark King, Ian Paice, Steve Morse, Suzi Quatro)
2. Fading Away (with Ian Gillan, Dan McCafferty, Mark King)
3. Let The Stars Shine On You (with Steve Lukather)
4. Traffic Night (with Don Airey, Steve Morse, Carl Sentance)
5. I Don't Believe That Rock'n'Roll Is Out
6. Empathy (with Jeff Scott Soto)
7. Yound Free And Deadly
8. It's Just A Long Way (with Carl Sentance)
9. Always Behind You (with Mark King)
10. Believe Me (with Roger Glover)
11. Secret Land (with Don Airey, Carl Sentance)
12. Wanna Give You My Lovin'
13. Drum Jam (Live 2002) (with Ian Paice)
14. Child In Time (Live 2009) (with Jon Lord)

 

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Thu
16
Aug

GLENN HUGHES Announces Live Show Downloads For Upcoming U.S. Tour

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GLENN HUGHES, Rock Hall of Fame Inductee as member of DEEP PURPLE, bassist/ vocalist with super group BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, announces the first time ever availability of concert recording downloads for the first leg of his upcoming U.S Tour of GLENN HUGHES performs “Classic Deep Purple Live.”
 
Not one to rest on his laurels, upon a classic rock history the equal of very few – GLENN is in the midst of a 130 date, 23 country tour – debuting a project that is both an homage to his Deep Purple Mark 3 & 4 legacy and a nod to his millions of fans … 250K following him on Facebook alone.
 
9 of the 18 U.S shows will be made available for download – as individual purchases of $11.95 … regional packages of 3 each for $29.95 … and for completists – all 9 shows for $74.95, which will include a bonus show not for sale anywhere, plus additional treasures from GLENN’s archive. Available now to pre-order, the downloads can be purchased via: https://bit.ly/GHDIGITAL

 

 
Thu
24
May

GLENN HUGHES Talks Millennials & California Breed

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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LEGENDARY singer/bassist Glenn Hughes says working with guitarist Andrew Watt showed him “millennials want all the power and all the money of people who’ve already got it without working for it”.
California Breed, a project in which now-65-year-old Hughes worked with 27-year-old Watt along with drummer Jason Bonham, broke up after one album in 2015.
“It was a very stressful band for me to be in,” Hughes told the White Line Fever podcast (please use this link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/white-line-fever/id494213902?mt=2). “I was, you know, bamboozled into forming this band with a young man, Andrew Watt - a very talented young man - but it was the wrong move for me.
“The guy is a millennial. The guy is 25 years old and it was difficult to play with somebody with a different head space to me and Jason not wanting to tour was a difficult thing.
“Looking back at California Breed, I should never have toured behind that. I should have just released the album and moved back onto my solo work.
“A great record by the way but I don’t have very fond memories of that period. I’d was just recovering from open heart surgery, it was a difficult period for me but I look back on it and I learned so many different things.”
Asked for this thoughts on millennials, the former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath man answered: “The way I see it is this, and this is a generalisation: millennials want all the power and all the money of people who’ve already got it without working for it. I’m sorry, that’s the way I see it. 
“People of my age group have worked their asses off to get this and a lot of youngsters - some youngsters don’t feel that way - they want it all and they want it now. They want what you got and they’re not willing to work their asses off for three of four decades to get it.
“And it just doesn’t work that way.”
When asked if he was linking these thoughts to Watt specifically, Hughes said:  “He comes from a group of people from that generation. You’re born in the early nineties and you have a different angle and a different viewpoint of the world. You have the whole internet thing. You grew up with the internet in front of your fingers. It’s a different demographic. It was difficult for me to work with people who had a different angle on life.
“I’m old school. I’ve had a heart attack. I’ve been shot at, pistol-whipped, run over in a car. I’ve been, you know, stabbed and all of a sudden I’m working with people who have no idea what I’ve been through and they just want success. And success, you just don’t get it overnight.”
Hughes returned to another high profile collaboration, Black Country Communion, which currently has a album in circulation entitled BCCIV. Hughes is also touring a show of Deep Purple classics with his solo band.
 
Thu
08
Mar

DON AIREY New Album 'One Of A Kind' Out May 25

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Friday, May 25, 2018
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DON AIREY TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ONE OF A KIND ON MAY 25 ON earMUSIC
 
In these days where everybody seems to want to show off at every given occasion, Don Airey is without a doubt One of a Kind.
 
It is hard to find a name amongst all those that over the last 30 years have left their mark in the history of rock that has not utilised Don's keyboard skills at some point. Amongst them Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Brian May, Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath and, obviously, Deep Purple, the band of which Don Airey has been a full time member for over 15 years.
 
But Don Airey has never been a session player. Bands and artists work with him for his unique musical vision, for the twist he gives to songs. It is with the same passion, the same energy, the same talent that Don Airey approaches his very own songwriting.
 
One of a Kind is a true classic hard rock gem with melodies, great riffs and solos and a unique band unity. To top it all, his new solo album has been written and recorded using the spirit of a band featuring the following talented musicians: Carl Sentance (from the current lineup of British legends Nazareth) is a singer that all fans of metal voices like those of Rob Halford and Graham Bonnet will love; Bassist Laurence Cottle, who has played with everyone from Black Sabbath, to Gary Moore, to Chick Corea, forges a great rhythm section with the thunderous talent of Jon Finnigan, apparently as loud on stage as he is at the after show parties. Last but definitely not least, there is the incredible talent of Simon McBride, who has no fear of being compared to the many incredible guitar players Don has worked with before.
 
One of a Kind is one song after the other for the delight of every hard rock fan, who would be making a big mistake were they to overlook this album.

It will be released on May 25, 2018 on earMUSIC as 2CD including a bonus live CD as well as via vinyl and digitally.

It is not difficult to see Don Airey playing one day with Deep Purple in front of 15,000 people, and the next day, playing the organ in the church of his beloved local village with the same concentration and respect for the music and the audience.

It is with the same spirit that Don shows no discernible effort moving from the glories of the last two Deep Purple albums (NOW What?! and inFinite both having benefitted from his ever present talent) to playing in clubs with his own band. And always with a big smile on his face as soon as the guitar roars in, waiting to reply with his Hammond.
 
ONE OF A KIND TRACK LISTING:
1. "Respect"
2. All Out of Line"
3. One of a Kind"
4. "Everytime I See Your Face"
5. "Victim of Pain"
6. "Running Free"
7. "Lost Boys"
8. "Need You So Bad"
9. "Children of the Sun"
10. "Remember to Call"
11. "Stay the Night"
 
BONUS CD:
Recorded live at Fabrik, Hamburg on March 14, 2017
1. "Pictures of Home" (originally by Deep Purple)
2. "Since You've Been Gone" (originally by Rainbow)
3. "I Surrender" (originally by Rainbow)
4. "Still Got the Blues" (originally by Gary Moore)

 
Mon
06
Nov

DEEP PURPLE Rob Your Wallet With 'Infinite' Gold Edition

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Friday, April 7, 2017
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DEEP PURPLE RELEASING inFINITE (GOLD EDITION) + THE inFINITE LIVE RECORDINGS, VOL. 1 ON DECEMBER 8 VIA earMUSIC
 
Due to the world wide success of the Deep Purple's latest album, inFinite, earMUSIC is issuing a special, two-CD release of the project, titled inFinite (Gold Edition), on December 8. Disc 1 contains inFinite + Disc 2 features The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1.
 
As a companion piece, The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 will also be made available on the same date in a limited 3-LP 180-Gram Gatefold vinyl, as well as digitally.

The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 was recorded at this years Hellfest 2017 in France and contains "Bloodsucker," which is a Deep Purple classic that is rarely a part of the band's setlist. 

To celebrate these releases, the band has shared two videos. 

Watch the "Bloodsucker" lyric video here.
Watch "The Surprising" video, which premiered via Ultimate Classic Rockhere.

Both releases are available for pre-order on November 3. 
Amazon Vinyl
Amazon Digital
iTunes
Amazon

 
 
Thu
05
Oct

DEEP PURPLE Keep On Truckin' With Live LP & New BluRay

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Deep Purple are setting sail into new waters with their first-ever animated video.

The official video for "The Surprising," one of the fan favorite tracks from the internationally successful album inFinite, takes the viewer on a journey through the magical 50-year history of the band. With high attention to detail, the animated masterpiece follows the five heroes of our story – Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey, and Steve Morse � through a stormy ship cruise full of allusiions and sees them riding off into the sunset.

The video was directed and illustrated by Matt Rooke, alongside director Peter Rogers, who also produced the video together with Craig Hooper and Collin Games, known from the Deep Purple movie documentary From Here to inFinite.
 
Deep Purple and earMUSIC also announce the release of the 97-minute documentary From Here to inFinite, which is due out in November 2017. It shows the history and origin of inFinite and provides a deep insight into the workings of the band for the first time on Blu-ray!

The Blu-ray further includes two hours of bonus material, including music videos such as "The Surprising," three previously unreleased live videos ("Time for Bedlam," "Birds of Prey," and "Smoke on the Water"), all filmed and recorded at Hellfest 2017, as well as in-depth behind the scenes footage, movie documentary outtakes, interviews, and an audio commentary by Deep Purple themselves; all previously unreleased. 

 

 
In conjunction with the release of the Blu-ray, Deep Purple and earMUSIC are also releasing The infinite Live Recorings, Pt. 1 on a special 3-disc vinyl LP, produced by Bob Ezrin. This was recorded at Hellfest 2017, the biggest metal festival in France and contains a brand new previously unreleased 80min live performance. 
 
TRACK LIST FROM HERE TO INFINITE (Blu-ray) 
The Movie "From Here to inFinite (97 min.)
 
Bonus (132 min.)
Audio commentary by Deep Purple
Live At Hellfest 2017
1. Time for Bedlam
2. Birds of Prey
3. Smoke on the Water

Outtakes From Here to inFinite
1. Full Interview with Joe Satriani
2. Corky - The Recording Engineer

Official Music Videos
1. The Surprising
2. Johnny's Band
3. Johnny's Band Documentary
4. All I Got Is You

About inFinite - Interviews
1. About the Album
2. Beyond the Album
3. Track by track
4. Rapid Fire interview
5. Behind the Scenes photoshoot
  
TRACK LISTING FOR THE INFINITE LIVE RECORDINGS, VOL. 1 (3LP)
Side A
1. Time for Bedlam
2. Fireball
3. Bloodsucker
Side B
1. Strange Kind of Woman
2. Uncommon Man
Side C
1. The Surprising
2. Lazy
Side D
1. Birds Of Prey
2. Hell To Pay
3. Key Solo
Side E
1. Perfect Strangers
2. Space Truckin’
3. Smoke On The Water
Side F
1. Hush
2. Black Night

 

 
Tue
04
Jul

GLENN HUGHES Performs Classic Deep Purple Live in Australia

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For The First Time In 40 Years…Performing A Full Concert Of Classic Deep Purple Live!
 
Glenn Hughes, the Voice Of Rock, played his last concert with Deep Purple on March 15, 1976, at Liverpool's Empire Theatre. 
On that night, the UK bassist and vocalist walked away from one of history's truly game-changing rock phenomena and never looked back — until now.
 
This September, Australia will witness one of the finest hard rock singer/musicians of his generation fronting a mighty handpicked band live in concert, 
as he revisits some of Deep Purple's all-time greatest songs for the first time in more than 40 years, with epic stadium rock production.
 
"Most Purple fans rank Burn and Stormbringer among the greatest albums the band ever made, in any incarnation," Glenn says. 
"Over that Mk III period, we were also performing Mk II classics like Smoke On The Water and Highway Star every night on massive world tours.
 
'My lasting memories with Deep Purple in Australia, was of course the Sunbury Music Festival in '75. After so much sunshine, came the rain – a little prophetic with us performing Stormbringer.  
My God, the mud! What mayhem, but the crowds seemed to have a great time, we sure did.'
 
'I'm incredibly excited to get out there and play tracks like BurnMistreatedStormbringer and Getting Tighter, as well as some of those older songs that helped define the genre. 
With this band, I can assure you of a concert that'll blow your mind."
 
Glenn was inducted into the Rock'N Roll Hall of Fame last year along with his other Deep Purple bandmates. 
 
With one of the heaviest repertoires known to rock, and sound and lighting production values befitting the legend, 
Glenn Hughes' Classic Deep Purple shows are destined to write a new page in rock history – GET READY!
 
TOUR DATES
Wednesday, September 20: State Theatre, Sydney - Pre-Sale
Sunday, September 24: Concert Hall, Perth - Pre-Sale
Friday, September 29: Hamer Hall, Melbourne - Pre-Sale
Sunday, October 1: Qpac, Brisbane - Pre Sale
 
On Sale Monday, July 10 @ 9.00am
 
 
 
THE BAND
JEFF KOLLMAN - Guitar
The hallowed name of guitar god Jeff Kollman has graced too many greatest player polls to count these last 30 years. 
The Ohio punk turned jazz-prog virtuoso has run rings around the world since his '90s metal band Edwin Dare gave way to prog heroes Cosmosquad and a gun-slinging resume that spans 
Sebastian Bach to Alan Parsons; Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatballs to UFO spin-off Mogg/Way. A classic guitarist's guitarists, Jeff takes high praise from the likes of Steve Lukather and John Payne in his estimable stride. 
On stage and record, he's been a recurring foil for Glenn Hughes since the Songs In the Key of Rock LP of 2003.
 
LACHY DOLEY - Keys
Some call him the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond organ. Glenn Hughes calls him "the greatest living keyboard player in the world.' 
Australian soul monster Lachy Doley is a killer showman too, pumping and pounding the most astonishing sounds from the classic B3 Hammond and his uber-rare Hohner D6 Whammy Clavinet. 
Lachy's version of Bill Withers' Use Me has clocked millions of YouTube hits and his latest album, Lovelight, has torched blues charts from Australia to the UK. Sideman to Powderfinger, Steve Vai, Jimmy Barnes and Joe Bonamassa, the world-touring keys prodigy cemented his place in Glenn's band during sessions in Copenhagen for the Resonate LP.
 
PONTUS ENGBORG - Drums
Hard-hitting funk-rock drummer Pontus Engborg barrelled out of Sweden to hit the LA session scene barely out of his teens in 2000. 
A fast and furious apprenticeship from the Viper Room to the Whiskey and the Knitting Factory would lead to stints with Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet, Toto's Bobby Kimball and Journey's Steve Augeri. 
Back in Sweden, he's been the man behind the supremely versatile Confusion since 2007. It was there that he came to the attention of Glenn Hughes in 2010, and made his debut behind the Voice of Rock in Serbia that July, sans rehearsal or soundcheck, in front of 21,000 people. Seven years later, it's fair to say he passed the audition.

 

 
Wed
26
Apr

DON AIREY's 'K2 - Tales of Triumph & Tragedy' Gets Box Set Treatment

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Keyboard Legend Don Airey Launches His Pre-Sale Campaign on PledgeMusic For 'K2 - Tales of Triumph And Tragedy' Limited Edition Box Set! 
 
London - Deep Purple and rock keyboard legend Don Airey has launched a pre-sale campaign on PledgeMusic for a very special limited edition Deluxe Box Set of his solo album 'K2 - Tales of Triumph & Tragedy,' to be released on Gonzo Multimedia in June 2017!
 
'K2' was recorded in 1988 at Sarm East Studios, London, and originally released worldwide on MCA Records. An article written by mountaineer Jim Curran about his harrowing experiences on the 1986 expedition to K2 that claimed the life of 12 climbers inspired it. The music was completed after Don met Jim at his house in Sheffield where he talked of his friends Al Rouse and Julie Tullis, who both died in a blizzard at the summit having become the first UK climbers to conquer the peak. 
 
The album also features guest appearances by Gary Moore, Cozy Powell, Colin Bluntstone, Chris Thompson and others!
 
There will only be 100 of this deluxe Box Set manufactured and each will contain a signed and numbered certificate. There will also be additional signed items and exclusive merchandise as part of this pre-order campaign. 
 
'You are going to get something that will please everyone and hopefully you'll like the music too!' - Don Airey
 
Box Set Content
CD (includes 7 previously unreleased bonus tracks)
DVD
Signed and Numbered Certificate
Repro Press Pack
Repro Promo Photo
A4 Map of K2
 
For more information and to pre-order please visit this PledgeMusic link:
 
About PledgeMusic:
PledgeMusic is the leading global direct-to-fan platform dedicated to empowering artists, labels and brands to build communities, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. PledgeMusic was named as one of The World€™s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Music for 'Helping artists and fans get what they want'. €“ Fast Company
 
Don Airey's official website: http://www.donairey.com/
 
 
Thu
20
Apr

DEEP PURPLE’s Ian Gillan, Roger Glover Revisit Machine Head

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Quiet Resort Town Gives Birth To Hard Rock Masterpiece:
 
Dallas, TX - April 19, 2017. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands marks the anniversary of one of the cornerstones of hard rock, Deep Purple Machine Head.
Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple are credited by many as the third jewel in the British hard rock crown. At the suggestion of their accountant, Deep Purple would look to save some money by recording their 1972 album Machine Head  outside of the UK tax jurisdiction and in the quiet resort town of Montreux, Switzerland.
 
The events that transpired before and during the recording of Machine Head are legendary, immortalized in the band’s iconic song “Smoke On The Water” which details the massive fire that destroyed the venue where Deep Purple were set to record.  Singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover share with IN THE STUDIO host Redbeard the story that has become Rock and Roll folklore, resulting in Deep Purple leaving Switzerland with a career-defining album.
 
“We have always had a kind of aversion to recording studios, for various reasons. We are not very good studio workers. We We are quite naive about studio technique and technology. We concentrated very much on the music.”  -  Ian Gillan
 
“It (Montreux) was a very small sleepy town in the early Seventies. It was the place you retired to. And we’re lookioking for somewhere we can make a lot of noise in the middle of the night. That’s a pretty tall order.”  - Roger Glover 
 
DEEP PURPLE Machine Head @ 45/ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/deep-purple-machine-head-45th-anniversary-ian-gillan-roger-glover/
 
Fri
17
Mar

FIREWORKS MAGAZINE’S Massive 148 Page Issue 78 Out Now

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Another massive 148 page issue just crammed full of Hard Rock awesomeness! In-depth interviews with Deep Purple, Thunder and a glorious cover feature with Michael Schenker while also catching up with one of his amazing vocalists, Robin McAuley. Throw in loads more great chats with the likes of Night Ranger, Gotthard, Tokyo Motor Fist, House of Lords, Steve Hacket, Ayreon, Art of Anarchy, Eclipse, Unruly Child, Jim Jidhead, Axxis, Bloodbound, Quiet Riot, Firewind, Battle Beast and so many, many more, including new kids on the block, One Desire and Stefanie.
 
Complementing our usual features, we welcome two new articles this issue, the first of which will be a long-running serial. Dave Reynolds is a name that will be known to many of you, first coming to prominence in KERRANG! back in the 80s when it was every rocker’s bible. Dave now takes a look at his favourite 10 year span across the history of Rock music, 1973–1983, looking at the highlights as well as those releases that flew under the radar. Skip to page 14 to delve back into 1973!
 
Andrew McNeice has been the flag-bearer for AOR and Melodic Rock for the past 20 years, running his www.melodicrock.com website with intense passion and a clear love for the genre. I asked him to discuss what he considered the ten most under-appreciated AOR classics of all time, and the results can be found on page 122.
 
With our usual features, Dave Reynolds talks to 707 and Face Dancer in ‘Bands That Time Forgot’, while in Rob Evans’ ‘Sister Of Rock Column’ he looks at Leigh Matty, Sue Willits, Jackie Bodimead and Amanda Blue.
 
Caesar Barton’s ‘Expert Guide’ delves into Supergroups and Collaborations this issue, while Steven Reid’s ‘Unsung Heroes’ looks at the career of Bob Young (Status Quo).
 
And still we have Breaking Bands, Bookmark, The Vinyl Countdown and more reviews than you could shake a very big stick at!
And of course, there are over 70 free songs included this issue for a completely unmissable, crazy price of only £5.99 (download version only £3.50!!).
 
 
 
Wed
08
Mar

Deep Purple - "All I Got Is You" (Official Music Video)

It's one more month until Deep Purple's new album "inFinite", and "All I Got Is You" is what we got to shorten the wait!
Click below to watch and prepare for 4 ½ minutes of the purest Purple classic sound!
The single "All I Got Is You" is out this Friday.
Pre-order here:
►CD: http://smarturl.it/AllIGotIsYou_CD
►Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/AllIGotIsYou_Vinyl
Pre-order the album now:
www.deeppurple-infinite.com

 

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Thu
15
Dec

DEEP PURPLE Launch 'Infinite' Preview; Album Due April 7

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Friday, April 7, 2017
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Deep Purple reveal title, release date and first song from their new album “inFinite”, the highly anticipated follow up to their most recent worldwide chart topping album “NOW What?!”.
“inFinite” will be released on April 7th by earMUSIC.
 
“Time For Bedlam”, an up-tempo classic Deep Purple song, has just been made available via a lyric video:
 

 
The song will be available as instant grat as part of the digital album preorder as well as on all streaming platforms starting from Thursday, December 15th, midnight worldwide with the physical preorder of the album to start at the same time.
 
A limited edition EP for “Time For Bedlam”, with non-album songs and unreleased recordings will hit the shops on February 3rd.
 
A documentary movie, witnessing the songwriting process and the recording of the album with producer Bob Ezrin, has been produced, allowing for the first time for the fans to be part of the private band member interactions in the studio.
 
The movie will be included in some editions of the album and it will be presented before release in various fan events worldwide.
Deep Purple have recently announced their “Long Goodbye Tour”, which will bring the legendary live show once again all over the world.
 
Deep Purple have not yet answered, in fact, the many questions received by fans from all over the world who are speculating about the meaning of the title “inFinite” and "Long Goodbye".
 
Singer Ian Gillan has in fact declared:
 
“If you take it literally you may, quite reasonably, think the ‘Finite’ part of the word describes the life of Deep Purple, with a clear beginning and a nebulous end; but what of the ‘in’ bit? The word infinite is a three-dimensional double edged sword. It describes something that goes on forever in all directions; not unlike its temporal equivalent ‘Eternal’ What’s that all about?
 
Stephen Hawking declared (in ‘A brief History of Time’) that, before the Big Bang there was nothing. That would put the kybosh on the idea of our universe being Infinite, as he provides a starting point, which is not acceptable to the concept. So, Hawking’s universe in ‘Finite’; by definition; whether he agrees or not.
 
Ironically, he is quite wrong (scientists always are eventually), therefore the Universe is infinite, which means it will never end, and also means that it never started, and the corollary to that of course is that we don’t exist.
 
There is a metaphysical solution to all this, but it will have to wait until the tour is over because (thanks heavens) there are only 24 hours in a day (for the time being) or 10 hours in a metric day.
More on that later…”
 
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NOW What?! has charted at #1 in 5 European countries.
NOW What?! has charted in the Top 10 in over 15 countries worldwide.
NOW What?! has gained Gold Status in Germany for over 100.000 copies sold.
 
The two video releases “From the Setting Sun… (In Wacken)” and “…To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo)”, released on the same day, charted at #1 and #2 in the UK on the same week in the Music Video Charts, witnessing the success of the NOW What?! tour.
 
 
Tue
22
Mar

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GLENN HUGHES

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Legendary bassist GLENN HUGHES joins Mitch on episode 205 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO EPISODE: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-205-glenn-hughes-deep-p

In the episode's only interview, former DEEP PURPLE bassist Glenn Hughes discusses his recent health issues (knee replacement and heart surgery), as well as his upcoming summer tour, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, being elected into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame, the possibility of making a new album with David Coverdale and the return of Black Country Communion.

Quotes from the GLENN HUGHES interview:

Knee operation: "I wanted to be very very recovered to play for my fans."

(Heart surgery: tune in to the 2.58 minute mark of the interview)

Black Country Communion: "Joe and I (man to man) never fell out. The problem was that we wanted to continue and Joe has an amazing solo career."

"Black Country Communion will be the last band I play in."

(BCC discussion starts at the 18.30 mark of the interview)

Deep Purple/RARHOF: "David and I are going to go up there and accept out awards gracefully. If we get offered to join in then we probably will. It is what it is."

"I'm so honored to be part of that band and accept an award with David (the only guy in Deep Purple that I have a real relationship with). We've never ever not been friends. I love him to pieces."

(A Coverdale/Hughes album -- tune in to the 29.07 minute mark of the interview)

For more about GLENN HUGHES visit:
Online: http://www.glennhughes.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/glennhughesonline
TWITTER: @glenn_hughes
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Tue
13
Oct

STEVE MORSE Talks New Deep Purple, News Flying Colors DVD and more...

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Steve Morse, legendary guitarist for Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band and now Flying Colors, took time out of his schedule to join Shawn and Corbs of The GuitCast podcast to talk about his Ernie Ball Music Man signature guitars, his signature Engl E656 amplifier, the new Flying Colors DVD and plans for a new Deep Purple album scheduled for 2016.

Assembling various parts from different guitars, Morse told the guys about his attempts at crating his own version of a signature model until Sterling Ball, owner of Ernie Ball/Music Man asked him to design a guitar for his company. After trial and error the Steve Morse signature guitar was born. "As an arranger and a writer myself, I said guitars can do so much more, lets try to give it as much breath as possible". The result was one of the most versatile guitars on the market and it's brother the Ernie Ball Music Man SM-Y2D.


 
Flying Colors, Morse's latest project alongside bassist Dave Larue (Dixie Dregs, Steve  Morse Band), Neal Morse (Spock's Beard) on keyboards/vocals, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) on drums and singer/songwriter Casey
McPherson handling vocals and rhythm guitar, will release their new DVD 'Second Flight: Live at the Z7' on Blu-ray, DVD, CD or LP formats. Available November 13 via Music Theories Recordings, it's the groups 2nd concert release celebrating
their two stellar studio albums. The idea behind Flying Colors, combining virtuoso musicians with a pop singer, has served the group well as 'Second Flight: Live at the Z7' demonstrates.

Morse states that writing has already begun for the new, as yet untitled, Deep Purple album. Currently in the writing stage, recording is scheduled to start about the middle of January. Capitalising on the commercial & critical success of 2013's "Now What?!" album, legendary producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper) will once again sit in the producer's chair.

For the full interview visit www.GuitCast.com. The GuitCast is a weekly podcast bringing you the latest news & gear reviews related to the guitar world along with interviews with the biggest names in guitar.

Direct Link to podcast: Episode 37: Steve Morse of Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Flying Colors; Fender Amps, Axes & Anchors
  

 
Tue
18
Aug

Deep Purple's JOE LYNN TURNER in Norwegian Doco 'Street Of Dreams' out August 20

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2015
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Deep Purple's Joe Lynn Turner stars in Norwegian documentary 'Street Of Dreams' out August 20. worldwide via Musicfilmweb.tv

STREET OF DREAMS tells the story of Jan Erling Holberg, a bass  player and songwriter from a small town in Norway. Jan Erling has just turned 47, he has a beautiful family and a steady job, but his childhood dreams of becoming a touring rocker have not faded away - they've only grown stronger.  After enduring a major mid-life depression, he realizes that now is the time to take one last shot at achieving his goal.

Aiming straight for the top,  Jan Erling takes a shot in the dark, reaching out  to his lifelong musical hero: Joe Lynn Turner, vocalist for legendary acts RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE and YNGVIE MALMSTEEN. Impressed by Jan's demos, Joe Lynn flies to Norway to join his biggest fan to record an album and embark on a club tour. Will Jan Erling's dream finally come true, or is it just a rock 'n' roll fantasy? 

STREET OF DREAMS was filmed between January 2011 and August 2012, and was initially screened only by Norwegian national broadcaster NRK and at select festivals. Finally, it's available worldwide via music documentary on-demand service Musicfilmweb.TV for streaming rental or download.

Link to film: http://musicfilmweb.tv/film/street-of-dreams
 
Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/streetofdreamsdocu

 

 
Thu
13
Aug

DEEP PURPLE Premiere Live "Perfect Strangers" Clip

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Friday, September 18, 2015
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DEEP PURPLE PREMIERE LIVE "PERFECT STRANGERS" CLIP FROM  ...TO THE RISING SUN (IN TOKYO) VIA BILLBOARD

TWO NEW LIVE RELEASES OUT ON SEPTEMBER 18 VIA EAR MUSIC

(New York, N.Y.): Deep Purple have premiered the live clip of "Perfect Strangers" from their upcoming ...To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) release via Billboard.

Allow yourself to be transported to a Deep Purple performance by watching the clip here.

 earMUSIC will release a pair of "must own" Deep Purple live releases from two different kinds of nights!

Check it this clip of "Space Truckin'," which jumps from the Wacken performance to the Tokyo show, effectively showcasing both concerts and atmospheres at once.

From the Setting Sun (In Wacken) and To TheThe Rising Sun (In Tokyo) will be made available on 2CD+DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance), and 3 LPs on September 18 via earMUSIC

From the Setting Sun (In Wacken) was filmed by 9 HD cameeras at Wacken Open Air Festival 2013.

To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) was filmed by 12 HD camerass at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo in April 2014.

Pre-orders are available here and here

 
 

From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) hhas been filmed by 9 HD cameras at Wacken Open Air Festival 2013. For the first time in Deep Purple's history, the band will release a 3D version of their performance on Blu-ray, filmed at Wacken.

...To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) has bbeen filmed by 12 HD cameras at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo in April 2014.
 
The audio of both shows has been mixed in Hamburg, Germany by Eike Freese and Alex Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) with the supervision of Roger Glover.

From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) and ...To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) will be made avaailable on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), and Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) on September 18 on earMUSIC.

 
Wed
12
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ROGER GLOVER

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In episode 136 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by legendary DEEP PURPLE bassist, Roger Glover.

Roger sits down with Mitch to discuss the progress of his upcoming book, the band's latest live releases From The Setting Sun (In Wacken), …To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo), the most recent studio album Now What!, working with producer Bob Ezrin, his opinion of Whitesnake's The Purple Album, the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame, producing, the possibility of once again working with Ritchie Blackmore,Ian Gillan's time in Black Sabbath, working at the legendary Le Studio in Morin Heights (Quebec), what compels them to make new music, the story behind Smoke On The Water, working on Judas Priest's Sin After Sin, and much more

Quotes from the interview:

On making a new album: "It keeps and grows your audience. We can play the old classics with pride, but we are songwriters and you don't stop doing what you do."

Ritchie Blackmore: "He's probably the most important musician I have ever worked with."

On working with Judas Priest: "They were the next wave after Sabbath, Purple, Zeppelin era, but they weren't very happy. I said, 'what's going on?' They said, 'we want to produce ourselves.' So, I left the project."

The Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame: "If you had asked me 40 years ago if I wanted to be in the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame I'd have gone, 'Oh Gosh what a dream'..."

This episode is co-hosted by ALICE COOPER guitarist, TOMMY HENRIKSEN. Tommy talks Roger Glover, offer details into the upcoming Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe solo album, The Hollywood Vampires album with Alice Cooper and more.

For more about DEEP PURPLE visit:
Online: www.deep-purple.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialdeeppurple
Twitter: @_DeepPurple

For more about TOMMY HENRIKSEN visit:
Online: http://www.tommyhenriksen.net
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Disvicious1
Twitter: @DisVicious1

 
 
Thu
25
Jun

DEEP PURPLE Announce Two Live Releases For September 18 On Earmusic

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Friday, September 18, 2015
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DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCE TWO LIVE RELEASES FROM TWO DIFFERENT KIND OF NIGHTS
 
FROM THE SETTING SUN... (IN WACKEN)
 ...TO THE RISING SUN (IN TOKYO)

BOTH TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 18 ON earMUSIC

 
WRITTEN BY ROGER GLOVER: One band, two crowds, two countries - a tale of two cities indeeed. From Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival, one of the biggest metal festivals in the world and a city unto itself, to Japan and the stately Nippon Budokan, the most revered venue in Tokyo. Each has its own distinct personality.

Wacken is a success story beyond par, starting out humbly by two friends in a field in rural Germany and becoming one of the best organized and attended metal festivals... ever. We were most impressed by the facilities, security, backstage, camping - in fact the wwhole production was superb.

As was the crowd, an awesome sight from the stage, generating a palpable sense of occasion. In the sunset, we were treated to a great welcome from the sea of tattoos and black leather facing us.      
             
Festival crowds are unique because most people are there for the occasion itself rather than for any particular band. For us that is always a welcome challenge and a chance to connect with many who may never have seen us before. But the real stars are all in the audience. Thank you, Wacken.
 
By way of contrast, the Budokan is a temple of peace (except for the infamous occasion when all the seating was destroyed). Made in Japan was partially recorded there and we've played there many times since. For such a large space, the acoustics are excellent; this special building never ceases to impress.

On this particular evening, we came in at the back door, climbed the cool, marble staircase and entered the familiar dressing room. Feeling like we're the only people in the building, it's hard to believe there's even an audience out there.

But there is, young and old, sitting patiently or chatting quietly—the embodiment of civility. It's almost like the respectful hush one might find in a cathedral. But they're here to rock. And rock they do. They may be quiet while they’re waiting, but they are far from shy during the show. They gave us an unforgettable evening. Thank you, Tokyo.

From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) hhas been filmed by 9 HD cameras at Wacken Open Air Festival 2013. For the first time in Deep Purple's history, the band will release a 3D version of their performance on Blu-ray, filmed at Wacken.

...To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) has bbeen filmed by 12 HD cameras at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo in April 2014.
 
The audio of both shows has been mixed in Hamburg, Germany by Eike Freese and Alex Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) with the supervision of Roger Glover.

From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) and ...To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) will be made avaailable on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), and Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) on September 18 on earMUSIC.

 
Tue
21
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - WHITESNAKE

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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In episode 105 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by the Voice of Rock and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale as well as Art Alexakis Of Everclear.

In my exclusive 47 minute interview with David Coverdale, he talks about the different guitarists he's worked with over the years including Jimmy Page, Doug Aldrich, Joel Hoekstra, Ritchie Blackmore, Glenn Hughes and more. His plans for a Deep Purple reunion. The planning, making and execution of their brilliant new The Purple album. Doing the rounds with Madonna. The Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame. Remembering Jon Lord. What is next for him and Whitesnake and much much more.

DAVID COVERDALE quotes:

1. On the Future of Whitesnake: "This might be my fond farewell to the big arena rock stuff."
2. On his time with DEEP PURPLE: "I did the best I could for the three years I was involved."
3. On a Deep Purple Reunion: "It would be a lot of fun and I certainly would be down for that."
4. On the 1987 Whitesnake album: "I thought it was a bomb. And not a bomb in a positive sense. I thought my career was over."
5. On his various guitarists: "I didn't want to go into guitar-hero land." And "Whitesnake is a great guitar gig."
6. Comparing Doug Aldrich to Adrian Vandenberg: "Adrian is a much better chef."
7. Is he interested in doing new music? "I have a feeling that my career has come full circle. I'm not competing with the young David Coverdale, but I do have a feeling that I don't want to challenge myself anymore. It really is exhausting."

In the episode's second interview, Mitch is joined by Art Alexakis who discusses EVERCLEAR's new album Black Is The New Black and much more.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about DAVID COVERDALE & WHITESNAKE visit: http://www.whitesnake.com and on Twitter: @davidcoverdale
For more about ART ALEXAKIS and EVERCLEAR visit: http:// www.everclearmusic.com, on TWITTER: @artalexakis & @EverclearBand
For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter:   @Leverty

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Fri
27
Mar

EAR MUSIC Making Moves Into USA Market

Friday, March 27, 2015
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earMUSIC PARTNERS WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE DISTRIBUTION (eONE DISTRIBUTION) FOR EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.
 
NEW RELEASES FROM ASH, DEEP PURPLE, ANGRA, THUNDER, GAMMA RAY + MORE ON THE WAY
(New York, N.Y.): earMUSIC has signed an exclusive deal with Entertainment One Distribution for distribution in the U.S., it was announced today. The deal is the first of many planned elements that will further nurture the earMusic label, brand and artists in the United States in 2015 and beyond.
 
Max Vaccaro, General Manager of earMUSIC comments, "During the first five years of earMUSIC, we have seen our label becoming a constant presence on the charts all over Europe. After some excellent years with our close friends at Eagle, we now feel its time to 'walk on our own two feet' and start developing our own presence in the United States. We approach this step in the most important market in the world knowing how challenging it will be to be as successful as we are in Europe. In a market where some of the best companies operate, we feel strong with having met a partner like eOne to share this ambition with."
 
Michael Healy, Executive Vice President of eOne Music, states, "We feel very fortunate to be able to add EarMUSIC to our strong list of labels and artists. It will be exciting to be a part of their continued success as they take these next steps to expand their footprint in the U.S. marketplace."
 
Scott Givens, VP Metal of eOne Music, adds, "I am thrilled to have earMUSIC join eOne Distribution and look forward to working with Max and his staff. This is another example of eOne's ongoing commitment to the rock and metal genres."
 
earMUSIC is the international record company of Edel Group. The label features an impressive repertoire of rock, pop, metal, and alternative rock artists. earMUSIC fuses the experience and tradition, a product of Edel's 25-plus years of worldwide success, with a renewed musical direction and a fresh approach to further artist's careers and to foster their new releases.
 
Additionally, earMUSIC offers artists a strong network of owned affiliates and long-term international partners. These top professionals and highly-regarded companies have been responsible for the success of countless independent labels and artists, all of which have benefitted greatly from their marketing, promotion, and distribution services, as well as their expertise, their experience, and their "know how."
 
Domestic label management for earMUSIC will be provided by the U.S. team of international promotion and marketing firm International Solutions, headed by Elias Chios in New York.
 
Internationally, earMUSIC's roster in Europe boasts some of the biggest names in rock music, including Deep Purple, Chickenfoot, Status Quo, Ash, Foreigner, Tarja, Thunder, Joe Jackson, Dragonforce, Gamma Ray, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Stratovarius, Baby Metal, Christopher Cross, and many others.
 
eOne Distribution is the largest independent music and video distributor in North America and holds the highest market share of any independent. The company boasts an unparalleled roster ranging from leading independent labels to major Hollywood studios covering a wide spectrum of genres in both music and video.  In addition to offering traditional wholesale and managed inventory services to some of North America’s largest retailers, the company’s fully staffed digital team operates its own in-house digital suite and provides a wide range of digital strategic services.
 
The first set of releases for May under this new deal are as follows:
 
May 12:

Deep Purple, Long Beach 1971: The release is the latest in earMUSIC's Deep Purple live series of the past two years, boasting rare material. Recorded at the Long Beach Arena on July 30, 1971 and broadcast on KUSC, 91.5 FM, this is a "must own" for fans of Deep Purple, spanning over 70 minutes of music that was remastered in 2014. earMUSIC has reached Gold Status with Deep Purple latest release "NOW What?!" in Germany where it charted at No. 1, and achieved over 10 top 10 positions worldwide, four of which were No. 1.
 
Angra, Secret Garden: Brazilian metal icons Angra, who have been a unit for two decades, are releasing their first music in over four years in the form of Secret Garden. It's a concept album which asks a critical question: Can something that does not exist to the eyes, or is not perceived by the senses, be considered as non-existent?
 
SOTO, Inside the Vertigo: Soto casts vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, formerly of Journey, amidst talented young turks who know their way around their instruments. The album is cathartic, as it finds Soto releasing the buildup of tension and frustration he has dealt with over the past several years, making for a fascinating listen that rock fans will love and be unable to turn away from.
 
May 26:

Thunder, Wonder Days: One of the most enduring British bands of the past two decades, Thunder roar again with their 10th studio album - their first in six years. Their sound is a tiimeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power and they have rightfully ascended into the rock pantheon. The album entered the UK Top 10, a first for the band in over 20 years.
 
ASH Kablammo!: A brand new studio album from the pop-punk sensations Ash, one of the most successful bands to emerge from Ireland in the last 20 years, is upon us. The album offers a great collection of instant classics for a band that has managed to stop time. It's a return home, as Ash had enjoyed great success in collaboration with the Edel network for their first three seminal albums.
 
June 9:

Gamma Ray, Best Of: The German power metal institution offers a selection of their best, most representative songs on one album! It's a collection of true greatness preparing the way to a complete catalogue reissue with extra disc made of brand new exclusive material. 

 

 
Fri
12
Sep

DEEP PURPLE With Orchestra Live In Verona DVD, Blu-Ray, And Digital October 21

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE
 
DEEP PURPLE WITH ORCHESTRA
LIVE IN VERONA
 
~ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL VIDEO~
 
~OCTOBER 21, 2014~

 

New York, NY (September 11, 2014)-- On October 21, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live In Verona by Deep Purple on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats [Pre-book Order Date September 26, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD].  This amazing performance includes such Deep Purple favorites as 'Smoke On The Water,' 'Lazy,' 'Strange Kind Of Woman,' 'Perfect Strangers,' 'Highway Star,' 'Woman From Tokyo,' and many more, but with a twist ' the added embellishment of a full symphony orchestra.
 
Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre originally built in 30 AD, this concert from the summer of 2011 captures Deep Purple joined on stage by the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt for performances of all their classic tracks.
 
The line-up for this show features Ian Gillan (vocals); Ian Paice (drums); Roger Glover (bass); Steve Morse (guitar); and Don Airey (keyboards).  As bonus features, Live In Verona includes two extra tracks, 'Hush' and 'Black Night,' both of which were also recorded that night.
 
Deep Purple remain one of the finest hard rock bands on the planet and are undoubtedly at their best when performing live. On Live In Verona, the orchestral arrangements give an added depth and range to the familiar songs. Playing with the orchestra and performing in such a historical location embellished Deep Purple's already electric stage presence to new heights, delivering a brilliant show.
 
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
 
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.
 
Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt
Twitter: www.twitter.com/EagleRockNews
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/eaglerocktv
 
 
TRACK LISTING
1) Deep Purple Overture 
2) Highway Star 
3) Hard Lovin' Man 
4) Maybe I'm A Leo 
5) Strange Kind Of Woman 
6) Rapture Of The Deep 
7) Woman From Tokyo            
8) Contact Lost 
9) When A Blind Man Cries 
10) The Well Dressed Guitar              
11) Knocking At Your Back Door 
12) Lazy 
13) No One Came 
14) Don Airey Solo 
15) Perfect Strangers 
16) Space Truckin' 
17) Smoke On The Water
  

 
Wed
30
Jul

Celebrating JON LORD CD & DVD Sets Due September

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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CELEBRATING JON LORD
the magical night in memory of the great man and musician
featuring

DEEP PURPLE
BRUCE DICKINSON, GLENN HUGHES,
PAUL WELLER, RICK WAKEMAN
and many others
 
To be released on CD, 2CD, and Digital Formats by earMUSIC / Eagle Rock Entertainment on September 30, 2014
 
 
New York, NY (July 29, 2014)—On September 30, 2014, earMusic and Eagle Rock Entertainment will proudly release Jon Lord, Deep Purple & Friends – Celebrating Jon Lord on CD, 2CD, and via digital formats in North America.
 
It was in 2006 when, once a year, a group of stellar musicians and stars of rock started meeting up in London for a night of live music. The main intent was to raise money for a charity called The Sunflower Jam.
 
At first the rumors about these sessions with Deep Purple, Robert Plant, Brian May and Alice Cooper were too good to be true, to the point that a few thought that they were nothing less than an urban legend.
 
"The Jam," as it soon started to be called, quickly became a cult night. A real must -- first for the artists themselves, free and happy to leave their commercial thoughts outside the venue and be able to enjoy playing music together with colleagues, friends and maybe even secret rivals, and for the audience, who often could simply not believe their eyes.

The Sunflower Jam

started as an idea from Jacky Paice, who very often could count on the drumming of her husband Ian. Who would turn down playing with him?

The first editions were mainly open to guests and music business professionals that would contribute to the charity. Later "The Jam" became too good not to be available to the public.

It is in one of the earlier

Sunflower Jams that Jon Lord played for the last time with his friends in Deep Purple, duetting on a peaceful "war of hammonds" with Don Airey, who had replaced Lord in Deep Purple when he decided he had enough of a life spent on the road, and after a lifetime dedicated to rock and roll, Lord left to concentrate on his first love: classical music and the combination of rock elements in it.

2014: "The Sunflower Jam" is a now a regular sold out event, with this fourth one taking place at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
Jon Lord sadly passed away in 2012, a few weeks prior to the release of the just finished remake of what is universally known as the first ever meeting of classical music and rock: the Concerto For Group and Orchestra. The same composition that Purple played live in 1969 at the Royal Albert Hall.

Considering the amount of respect, friendship and love expressed by anybody who had worked, played or simply met Jon Lord, it is not a surprise that the 2014 Jam would be completely dedicated to his music. The night turned out to be a historical moment in rock music: A full orchestra, led by director Paul Mann, gave wonderful arrangements to this repertoire going back and forth through fifty years of music, performed by many old friends. It was truly an unforgettable night.

The Albert Hall sold out to the last seat...

For four hours Jon’s music was shining. Commotion, jokes, laughs and a lot of music came together by magic.
 
All the wonderful musicians who played at the "Celebrating Jon Lord" Sunflower Jam have left an indelible mark. The set culminatied in a 45-minute finale by Deep Purple (the Purple Mk III songs played by Paice with old friend Glenn Hughes), who are eventually joined by Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Rick Wakeman of Yes fame, Steve Balsamo (who sang in the Jon Lord band and on his last studio album Concerto), members of The Temperance Movement, ex-members of Whitesnake Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody, and the "modfather" Paul Weller.
 
The concert was divided into two acts: “Jon Lord – The Composer,” which focused on his classical music, and “Jon Lord - The Rock Legend,” which focused on his remarkable and revolutionary rock sound. “Jon Lord – The Composer” is featured on the single disc version of Celebrating Jon Lord, while the “Jon Lord – The Rock Legend” segment is featured on the 2CD.
 
Ian Paice remembers the Celebrating Jon Lord night with vivid memory.  Considering the time all the artists had to rehearse the music for the concert, (in Deep Purple’s case two hours the day before the show!), the resulting performance were nothing less than miraculous. A testament to the quality of the players and love for Jon and his works.
 
“It was like no concert I have ever played. Everyone in the Hall was there for a common purpose, to honour a wonderful man and a great musician. The Royal Albert Hall is a fairly large venue and can be intimidating, but that evening, it was more like a gathering of friends at their local, (if slightly oversized) pub than a regular show.
 
I believe all the artists, the people in the audience and even the crew helping to make the show work, felt the difference that night.”

Everybody attending the show left the venue with an expression that clearly said "one day I will be able to say I was there"...
 
Now everybody will be able to see why.
 
Click the following link for the first images of the evening: http://youtu.be/jzV7lcx7nRs.
 
 
Tracklisting and performance credits
 
JON LORD - THE COMPOSER
Orion Orchestra
(Leader: Darragh Morgan)
Conductor: Paul Mann
Band Musical Director: Wix Wickens
Compére: Bob Harris
 
01. Fantasia from Sarabande
02. Durham Awakes from Durham Concerto
03. All Those Years Ago (with Steve Balsamo and Micky Moody)
04. Pictured Within (with Miller Anderson) from the album Picture Within
05. Sarabande from Sarabande (with Rick Wakeman)
06. One From The Meadow (with Margo Buchanan)
07. Bourrée from Sarabande
08. Afterwards (with Jeremy Irons and Paul Mann)
 
JON LORD – THE ROCK LEGEND
 
01. Things Get Better featuring Paul Weller / originally by Jon Lord’s Artwoods
02. I Take What I Want feat Paul Weller and Micky Moody / originally by Jon Lord’s Artwoods
03. Silas and Jerome (featuring Phil Campbell from The Temperance Movement, Ian Paice, Bernie Marsden. Originally by Paice Ashton Lord)
04.: I’m Gonna Stop Drinking (featuring Phil Campbell from The Temperance Movement, Ian Paice, Bernie Marsden. Originally by Paice Ashton Lord)
05. Soldier of Fortune (with Steve Balsamo, Sandi Thom and Micky Moody) originally by Deep Purple
06. You Keep On Moving (with Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickinson, Ian Paice, Don Airey and Micky Moody) originally by Deep Purple
07. Burn (with Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickison, Ian Paice, Don Airey and Rick Wakeman) / originally by Deep Purple
08. Deep Purple, Mk. III: This Time Around (with Glenn Hughes) originally by Deep Purple
 
CD2 by DEEP PURPLE: Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Don Airey, Steve Morse
 
1. Uncommon Man
2. Above And Beyond
3. Lazy featuring Stephen Bentley-Klein, Violine
4. When A Blind Man Cries
5. Perfect Strangers
6. Black Night
7. Hush feat. Bruce Dickinson, Rick Wakeman, Phil Campbell, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody
 
 
About The Sunflower Jam
 
The Sunflower Jam is the brainchild of Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice. Founded in 2006, Jacky was inspired to help those fighting cancer and other diseases after meeting a 16-year-old boy named Kevin.
 
Kevin had Leukaemia and a friend of Jacky’s who headed the complimentary therapy care team at the University College London called her and asked for a favor. Kevin needed a boost to pull him through and, as a Deep Purple fan, he asked Jacky if she would get Ian to sign something and send it to him. Not only did she organize that, but Jacky also called her brother-in-law Jon Lord and asked them both to deliver the signed merchandise.
 
“When we opened the door to his room, there were Deep Purple posters on the walls and amongst the medical equipment Kevin was laid next to his guitar in bed. The first impression we all got from this boy was how pale he was and I’ll never forget how his cheeks flushed and his eyes lit up with joy when he saw Jon and Ian,” says Jacky.
 
Unfortunately, Kevin passed away two weeks after Jacky, Ian and Jon visited him in hospital but Jacky’s memory of that boy and the positive effect that their visit had on him never left her. After seeing all the good work that the complimentary care team were doing on the oncology ward and how they were working alongside NHS doctors to provide a complete treatment program for patients, Jacky knew she wanted to raise money to help support the amazing work they were already doing. She has never been able to delete Kevin’s number from her phone.
 
Since then, Jacky has organized high-profile, classic rock events which, after outgrowing their original venue, have now moved to the Royal Albert Hall and other iconic London venues. The Sunflower Jam also organizes other fundraising activities throughout the country and actively remains committed to engaging and educating people in the discussion surrounding complimentary and integrated treatments.
 
The Sunflower Jam will donate all royalties out of the CD, DVD and Blu-Ray to The Jon Lord fellowship.
 
About The Jon Lord Fellowship
 
Since 2012, The Sunflower Jam have been working closely with the College of Medicine to support the amazing research that they are doing into non-toxic treatments for cancer. Following the sad death of Jon Lord from pancreatic cancer in July 2012, the College of Medicine have set up the Pancreatic Cancer Project sponsored by The Sunflower Jam which includes the development of The Jon Lord Fellowship. The Jon Lord Fellowship will be awarded each year to fund projects that display exciting and innovative approaches to fighting pancreatic cancer. The money will also fund smaller research projects that will make a difference in this field.
 
 
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DEEP PURPLE to Release Previously Unavailable 'Graz 1975' Performance

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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TO RELEASE PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE LIVE PERFORMANCE GRAZ 1975
 
~70 MINUTES OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL~
 
CD, 2LP, AND DIGITAL AUDIO OUT SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 VIA earMUSIC / EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT
 
 
 
New York, NY (July 14, 2014)—On April 3, 1975 the Mk III line-up of Deep Purple – guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman David Coverdale, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice – performed at the Liebenauer ice rink, located on the outskirts of mountain-cradled Graz, Austria’s second largest city after Vienna.
 
Enthused by Deep Purple’s arrival in town, the local press dubbed the concert “das Rockereignis des Jahres [the rock event of the year]”. And it was – in more ways than one.
 
Previously unreleased in its entirety, Graz 1975 – will be released in North America on September 23th, 2014 on earMUSIC / Eagle Rock Entertainment.
 
After Graz, Deep Purple would play just two more shows – in Saarbrücken, Germany and Paris, France – before Blackmore left to form his new band, Rainbow. The remaining band members would regroup quickly with American guitarist Tommy Bolin in tow.
 
In order to preserve Blackmore’s final run of Mk III concerts for posterity, Deep Purple’s managers had brought the Rolling Stones mobile recording studio over to mainland Europe. And what a show it was! Graz 1975 is absolutely electrifying and exhilarating. Indeed, it has long been regarded as the holy grail of concert recordings among Mk III connoisseurs. A performance that has never been available in its entirety until now.
 
Kicking off with a blazing performance of “Burn,” Graz 1975 is a wild eight-track ride, firing on all pistons. Blackmore plays with controlled brutality. The vocal interplay between Coverdale and Hughes has never sounded so good. And, of course, stalwarts Lord and Paice give it a good kicking – and then some.
 
The track listing, naturally, is weighted heavily in favor of Mk III recordings, with just two songs from Deep Purple’s previous incarnation with Ian Gillan on vocals and Roger Glover on bass: the iconic “Smoke On The Water” and the almost-as-iconic “Space Truckin’.” Still, it’s true to say that, from beginning to end, Graz 1975 showcases Deep Purple Mk III at the absolute top – and also, ironically, at the end – of their game.
 
After almost 40 years the concert is still captivating. It is the perfect example that, for Deep Purple, there is no need for extravagant video projections or expensive fire shows to play a unique and fascinating gig. All they need is their music. It is the love and passion for their music that makes every single show a unique experience.
 
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.
 
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Track Listing:
1. Burn
2. Stormbringer
3. The Gypsy
4. Lady Double Dealer
5. Mistreated
6. Smoke On The Water
7. You Fool No One
8. Space Truckin’
 

 

 

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