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Blackmore Remembers Late Former Manager Edwards

Guitarist RITCHIE BLACKMORE has paid tribute to DEEP PURPLE's former manager TONY EDWARDS, who has died at the age of 78.Edwards looked after the band from 1967 and was instrumental in their early success, even...

Sandra Bullock's Surprise Serenade

Sandra Bullock gave a surprise serenade at the Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood recovery show on Tuesday (22.06.10).The Oscar winning-actress - who has only recently begun a return to public life following revelations...

Russell Brand Gets Noel Inspiration

Russell Brand based his latest film character on Noel Gallagher.The British funnyman plays arrogant and drug-addled womaniser Aldous Snow in new movie 'Get Him to the Greek' and says hearing stories from the former Oasis...

Ronnie James Dio Buried

Ronnie James Dio's memorial service took place on Sunday (30.05.10).Over 1,000 fans paid tribute to the former Black Sabbath frontman - who lost his battle with stomach cancer last month at the age of 67...

Ronnie James Dio Dies

Heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio has died.The musician - who replaced Ozzy Osbourne as the frontman of Black Sabbath in 1979 - passed away yesterday (16.05.10) at the age of 67 at a hospital...

Hughes Can't Believe The Story Of His Life After Writing Autobiography

Former DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH star GLENN HUGHES plans to shock fans with stories of debauchery and drug use in a new autobiography.The legendary singer and bassist has teamed up with writer Joel MCIver...

Jimi Hendrix Has Greatest Riff

Jimi Hendrix's 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' has been voted as having the best guitar riff of all time.The 1970 track beat Guns N' Roses classic 'Sweet Child O'Mine' - which topped the poll five years...

Deep Purple Look Back At Great Gigs On New Live Album

DEEP PURPLE is to release the best moments from its favourite shows on a new career-encompassing live album.Space Truckin' Round the World Live 68-76 will feature rare live recordings from concerts in Europe, Japan and...

Deep Purple Fined For Performing Their Own Songs In Russia

Rockers DEEP PURPLE have been fined for playing their own songs in Russia.A local court has handed down the fine after Ian Gillan, Ian Paice and Roger Glover failed to clear rights to their tunes...

Lord: 'Ulrich Won't Be Part Of Any Deep Purple Plans'

Former DEEP PURPLE star JON LORD has ruled out reforming the rock group's 'Mark III' line-up without drummer IAN PAICE, dashing METALLICA star LARS ULRICH's dreams of playing with his idols. In a post of...

Ulrich Offers His Services To Deep Purple

Rocker LARS ULRICH is looking to take a break from METALLICA to tour with members of supergroup DEEP PURPLE. Ulrich has offered to join David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes and Jon Lord if the trio reteams...

Promoter Hints At 'Big Reformation'

A leading promoter has hinted that a high-profile rock band is set to reform during 2009.In the wake of recent stories that LED ZEPPELIN are to tour – with or without frontman Robert Plant -...

By on 02 December 2008

Deep Purple Star Glover Mourns Mother

DEEP PURPLE bassist ROGER GLOVER is in mourning for his mother, who lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday (10Jun08). The star took an extended hiatus from the reformed rock group after his mother Brenda...

Deep Purple To Play For Next Russian President

Veteran band DEEP PURPLE is set to rock DMITRY MEDVEDEV into power as Russia's next president after learning they're the premier-to-be's favourite group. Medvedev has asked the British stars to play at a party to...

Lord Celebrates University Birthday

Former DEEP PURPLE rocker JON LORD helped to celebrate the 175th birthday of a prestigious English University - by writing a new classical work. The veteran star - and former member of Whitesnake - composed...

Gillan Blasts 'Death Sentence' Of Classic Rock Radio

DEEP PURPLE frontman IAN GILLAN believes U.S. radio stations that play nothing but classic rock are a "death sentence" for veteran bands. The British singer claims that because such radio stations play nothing but chart...

Guitar Record Set To Smoke On The Water

More than 1,680 guitarists broke a world record by playing DEEP PURPLE classic SMOKE ON THE WATER simultaneously yesterday (03Jun07). Guitar players from around the world flocked to Kansas City, Kansas to play the 1972...

Deep Purple Live Album Withdrawn

Deep Purple's latest album has been withdrawn after the group told fans not to buy it.Sony BMG made the decision after lead singer Ian Gillian commented on the poor quality of the record.Entitled NEC 1993,...

By on 28 February 2007

Deep Purple Live Album Withdrawn

LATEST: DEEP PURPLE's pleas that fans stop buying their latest album have worked - the record giant responsible for its release has withdrawn copies from shop shelves. The veteran rockers were furious when they heard...

Deep Purple Urge Fans To Avoid Latest Release

Veteran rockers DEEP PURPLE are pleading with fans to not buy their latest album - a recording of their worst ever concert. The SMOKE ON THE WATER band are incensed record label Sony BMG has...

Bassist Appleby Shot By Neighbour

IAN GILLIAN's bassist RODNEY APPLEBY is being treated for a facial gunshot wound after allegedly being attacked by a neighbour in Buffalo, New York. The 49-year-old, who played on former DEEP PURPLE frontman Gillian's...

Hendrix Visited Brother In His Dreams

JIMI HENDRIX's little brother LEON has revealed the late guitar legend came to him in a dream and urged him to keep the Hendrix legacy going. Leon Hendrix has just completed work on his second...

Embarrassed Abba Star Draws Her Own Raffle Ticket

Former ABBA singer ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD was left embarrassed at a London charity auction last Thursday (14SEP06) when she drew her own winning raffle ticket. The WATERLOO star was at an event in aid of the...

Dulli Refuses To Pull Plug On Tel Aviv Gig

Former AFGHAN WHIGS star GREG DULLI is ignoring conflict concerns in the Middle East and pressing ahead with plans to play his first show in Tel Aviv, Israel. DEPECHE MODE and DEEP PURPLE recently pulled...

Depeche Mode Scrap Tel Aviv Show

DEPECHE MODE have scrapped their upcoming Tel Aviv, Israel concert due to the spiralling problems in the Middle East. The British trio was billed to perform at Hayarkon Park in the city on Thursday night...

Deep Purple Refuse To Cancel Concert In Beirut

Rock band DEEP PURPLE are refusing to cancel a scheduled concert near Beirut, Lebanon, even in light of the crisis in the Middle East. The band insists it will honour its commitment to perform at...

Coverdale Slams Celebrity Marriages

Former DEEP PURPLE and WHITESNAKE rocker DAVID COVERDALE has vowed never to marry another celebrity after discovering they are usually riddled with insecurities. The British singer, once married to actress TAWNY KITAEN, blasts famous...

Coverdale Considering Comeback

Former DEEP PURPLE and WHITESNAKE rocker DAVID COVERDALE has vowed to make a second solo comeback this year - if he can get enough support for a US tour. The British singer is still...

Gillan Promotes Drinking And Smoking Health Routine

DEEP PURPLE rocker IAN GILLAN refuses to lead a traditionally healthy lifestyle, because drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes works for him. The 60-year-old SMOKE ON THE WATER singer also dismisses any suggestion he should...

Purple Star Calls On Red Hot Chili Peppers For New Album

Former DEEP PURPLE frontman GLENN HUGHES is planning a major comeback - with the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. The rocker will team up with UNDER THE BRIDGE guitarist JOHN FRUSCIANTE and drummer CHAD SMITH...

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