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Comment on A lifespan of a couple of years by Blackwood Richmore

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:32:09 +0000


Comment on A little milk and one sugar, please by Blackwood Richmore

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:30:59 +0000

I remember that show. It was fun. Red Symons calling the band out over a supposed previous loan of a few dollars... Then suggesting it was a different version of the band that had taken his dough.... All the other guitarists joining in with the smoke riff... A happy event!.

Comment on A lifespan of a couple of years by Micke

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:23:30 +0000

Like this! Malice in Wonderland is a classic album!

Comment on A lifespan of a couple of years by stoffer

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:05:40 +0000

Awesome!!! They were so young...and I was only 21 and i couldn't wait for the LP although it wasn't DP it sounds better to me now...

Comment on A lifespan of a couple of years by Simon Ford

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:15:19 +0000

A totally cooking version of 'Ghost Story' from the Birmingham Odeon.Not sure if Bernie Marsden got that lead break in on stage in London?

Comment on A lifespan of a couple of years by Elprupdeep

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:03:57 +0000

Simply incredible. One of the best band ever. Great album. Great musicians. Great frienship. Just a pity we did not get more of them. But I am so grateful I know this album since my brother bought it in 1977. Find the CD about 25 years ago and it's on the top 3 of my album of all time. Incredible music. Long live DP family.

Comment on A lifespan of a couple of years by Wim

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 23:11:58 +0000

I wanna thank the person who posted this one. Love it Gives a nice insight of what Jon and Ian did between Deep Purple and Whitesnake. Thanx Cheers

Comment on A lifespan of a couple of years by Juan Carlos Espeso Andollo

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:41:56 +0000

Una visión de cómo se coció PAL a mi me encanta este disco.

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Henrik

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:08:47 +0000

Anyone ever heard the classical pianist take on Highway Star? He does it as an encore. Incredible. It's on YT. Unfortuanely I haven't the link.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Allan

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:18:08 +0000

@20 So, you are telling us you have all this experience with the band? Great, but what does that mean for what the band actually is now? @19's comments are not unreasonable. (or mean spirited) The band is a bit boring now. It's no one's fault but the mid tempo stuff is part of it and Gillan's melodies are another. In a way, and as great as they are, they are too old. There needs to be some speed and intensity to remain vital and exciting. If not you chug along in mediocrity. They are too reliant on Ritchie-era material.

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Elprupdeep

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 07:28:44 +0000

For years rock band turn classical into rock. Now there is a proof that DP can be categorised like Beethoven or Mozart as classical band turn rock music into classical... Long live R&Roll. Long live classical music. Long live DP family. Cheers. Richard.

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Gary

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:48:57 +0000

Wow!!... they must be fans of the band as they also perform Soldier of Fortune as well! I may have to purchase this masterpiece - support the classics , right!?!

Comment on No Place Like Home by Ger Leenders

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 02:23:32 +0000

MoreBlack Means : black mind > negativism > stuck in the past > I would not allow such a negative person in my network. Everyone a happy, and more important : Healthy New Year !!!

Comment on Crocodile rocks by cdag

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 15:09:58 +0000

That's really nice !

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Rock Voorne

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:38:28 +0000

For me BOSTON is not something I feel attracted to without Brad Delp But Joan Jett blowing Boston off stage?!

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by Rock Voorne

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:29:28 +0000

Btw, fucking Pearl Jam gets 8 pages and Malcolm Young gets, rightly so 6 pages. You see what I mean? I m getting really old, I did not read the print next to the black and white pic shown above and thought it was Ritchie It appears to be Jimi who btw get 5 pages.

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by Rock Voorne

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:21:03 +0000

After 40 years "in rock"myself I m clearly not someone who is easily impressed or satisfied. I think I expected something else or this is indeed a bit of a mindfuck and trickery to sell loads of copies of this magazine. About 8 pages devotes, incl big pictures to MK 2 and their landmarkalbum, 7 pages are shoved in my unwanting person to the current MK incl huge pagefilling pics. Going through the rest of the magazine some more acts get the treatment of many pages, so..... I like to read about other bands ofcourse but I found it too much at several moments. Who needs 6y pages of Girslsschool when you are in for mega ride on the Deep Purple train? I dont know if its sold in stores in the Netherlands but I ordered it through the adress given here above. It delivers quite fast. Had to use paypal instead just creditcard, dont know why it gave a problem.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Ted The Mechanic

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:37:18 +0000

@19, I've expressed the fact that opinions posted are like a-holes. Everybody has one. As much as I chuckle on the plethora of them, mostly ones like yours, If I laid out my experience with the Purple Family since 1971 through to today, you would most assuredly more than chuckle. A magnificent band of many Marks still magnificent today.... Next? Happy New Year To All and do best to catch a Dixie Dregs gig this year. With an open mind you'll be blown away. Peace, Ted :>

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Blackwood Richmore

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:51:33 +0000

Twas was a beautiful night... & it's a beautiful day!!!

Comment on Crocodile rocks by LeonR2Z

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:19:45 +0000

Love it! More please.

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Hans Petter Lønning

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:39:54 +0000

Classic Rock!

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Jesper Amtorp

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:38:29 +0000

This was what Jon heard in his head(image)

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Chip

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 02:55:22 +0000

That translates well to a string quartet. Nice find.

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Blackwood Richmore

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:49:20 +0000


Comment on Crocodile rocks by Art

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:51:48 +0000

What a "classic" take on a "classic" song!!

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Adel

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:29:48 +0000

Can Nigel Kennedy do any better... I really doubt it. I owe Ian Gillan a big apology for criticising him for say that DP is primarily an instrumental band.

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Adel

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:16:52 +0000

I have only one word to describe it " Orgasmic "

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Marije Essink

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:07:14 +0000


Comment on Crocodile rocks by stoffer

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:47:56 +0000

Interesting to say the least!? right up there with the Leningrad Cowboys and SOTW!?

Comment on Crocodile rocks by Michael Quinlan

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:34:31 +0000


Comment on Crocodile rocks by Dave Hodgkinson

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 21:28:54 +0000

Not too shabby. Rock is the new classical.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Rock Voorne

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 22:27:59 +0000

I have said it before and will repeat it now. The music Blackmore made with DP and or Rainbow will still keep people exites in 50 years time. What track exactly will be listened to from the Morse era, let alone get people exited? A nice track here and there is not enough to cement your mark in history. Yeah, ofcourse the usual whiddly whiddly guitarfreaks will still get orgasms but they have never been a large group of people. With Blackmore and later on Lordy gone we had this outfit with an ever capable Glover but slowingdown Paice, an ever struggling Gillan and a guitarplayer you would trust your car to but always boring and out of place ever repeating sound and soli by Steve. Oh yeah, Don tried to save the lot by being more Lord than lord sometimes was(remember those horrible synt years where the hammond should have ruled bigtime)but I had clocked out after 2006. I do understand people saying the last 2 albums are not something to be ashamed of. But hey, they will never be lsited in the list with the classic albums. Come taste the band will on the other hand. Why do you think that is? I saw AEROSMITH at Donington 2014 on my telly last night. Man, man, what an exitement. Ofcourse hard to compare but still...... Tyler looks and sounds like his younger self of 40 years ago . And he did do a lot of drugs! Gillan on the other hand destroyed his voice by his bad habits. Why did he never recover? Why the fuck does he look so old? There were more bands that are old and performed at a great level in the last 10 to 20 years : Bad Company Kansas Foreigner Robert Plant Y and T UFO MSG Uriah Heep Santana Journey And so on. Why do I have to be ashamed of saying, when people ask me, that I m (?) a Deep Purple fan? It saddens me beyond belief.

Comment on Twelve months gone again! by Graham Cooke

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 18:51:22 +0000


Comment on Twelve months gone again! by Joe Tymecki

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 18:06:21 +0000

Happy New Year!!!

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Blackwood Richmore

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:42:50 +0000

@14 Ron, so... there were no original members that were native to Foreigner left in the band?... I guess the band was staffed with... Foreigners!. Boom tish! I thank you, I thank you... & now, for my next trick... Canned Heat!.

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Blackwood Richmore

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:33:50 +0000

@ 11 Adel.... Rock as a whole is on the way down now... Rock is being heavily outsold by rap & r 'n' b... Rock acts have to support one another... It's the $$$ Can't survive in the market without the money. Sad, but true. I reckon DC is smart enough to take all the opportunities when they come knocking... Just ride that snake through to retirement... Great move!.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Nicola Dolby

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 11:42:01 +0000

We have to be fair and take this all in context. The only member of Deep Purple I have ever met is David Coverdale, so I cannot talk about individual characters. (David was really polite btw). However the issue of performance is valid. I watched DP on a BBC concert a few weeks ago and they weren't a shadow of who they were in the 1980s. We all get older, so the criticism of Ian's about Ritchie's playing in a snipe over Ritchie's comments in 1993. That was 25 years ago, we've all moved on. However it shows more poignantly the a reunion wouldn't work. Also without Jon there, I doubt the reality of a reunion would match the dream for Ritchie. It's time to move forward, not keep hankering for the past. For those who love the current Purple, long may it continue and enjoy! As for Ritchie, Blackmore's Night are a band many enjoy (as do I) and the idea of Rainbow developing into a full time band again sounds to me great! I think David's ideas for a Blackmore/Coverdale album were great, and I hope Richie will reconsider this. Finally, on the subject of Francis Rossi, the points made are valid. I saw Quo in concert last month and they were stunning! Happy New Year to all and maybe 2018 will see new albums from Purple, Rainbow and Quo! xx

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Adel

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 23:58:40 +0000

Ron @14 You hit the nail on the head. Yes they are doing it for the money. The purple album by Whitesnake is nothing short of true embarcmemt. Instead of recording a new album full of new material and working hard to produce it DC decided to take a short cut and make some easy money on the back of an album that only one fifth of its material can be accredited to him. His two years of touring on the back of the purple album has defiantly sunk Whitssanke in the deep purple land of confusion. Peace

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by jeff

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:24:49 +0000

@morsecode. This is the problem when people have no personal experiences to share and rely only on youtube clips. I met Blackmore twice and both times he could not have been any more attentive and polite. I'm sure I am not the only one on the planet with such an impression. Even if what you say is true then what does it matter? Isn't it his musical capability what we are interested in? Honestly I don't even want him to play with Purple again. Purple are on "cruise control" and a bit boring to me now. I don't thing the songs are very memorable any more and Gillan has moved the band towards his vehicle rather than the improvisational unit that they almost always were. @uwe hornung "Ritchie lacks practice and training being the lead guitarist in a hard rock band.If you take someone like Status Quo’s Francis Rossi " What a bizarre comment and even more bizarre comparison. Blackmore's ability to be comfortable in a loud heavy rock setting may be a valid question but I think there is far more to be excited by in Blackmore 's potential on the instrument (even as a 70+ year old than there is in Francis Rossi! Good luck with that.

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Ron

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 05:59:15 +0000

@2, Whitesnake and DC obviously made a financial decision to take the gig. Suprised they didn’t get co-headliner billing but the money must be good. They’re not doing it for free. I saw Joan Jett with Boston this year take the same role and blew them of the stage. I saw Foreigner on their last tour. Total rubbish. No members of Foreigner were on stage until the encore until they rolled out Mich Jones, who is obviously not very healthy. It was a tribute band most of the night, though there were a couple of long time members. None had anything to do with the records or hit songs. I don’t know how they get away with headlining. I will go to this show to see the Led ZEP and WS show. If they Foreigner has no original member on stage by third song I’m out of there.

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by Lajos

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 08:55:47 +0000´ve got a point here.

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Jeogger Matthews

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 03:32:25 +0000

What about JLT, Satch and Nick Simper?

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by uwe hornung

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 02:41:01 +0000

I would love to see a one-off reunion with Blackmore or a couple of gigs and I'm sure he would be on his best behaviour (as would Ian Gillan) plus Steve Morse wouldn't have an issue trading licks with Ritchie on a couple of tracks and vice versa, they are both grown men who know their own and the other's worth. The problem is getting there - cutting thru all the red tape. You have to be deaf not to hear that Ritchie has lost dexterity as a guitarist IN A HARD ROCK SETTING. I've seen three reunion gigs (Glasgow was miles better than the two German gigs the year before, but still far from dexterity), he was sometimes downright awkward and even something like the Burn riff didn't flow (and he used to be the only guitarist in the world who could play that riff properly and with authority). That is not knocking Ritchie, he has gained dexterity and dynamics as an acoustic guitarist - twenty years ago, at the outset of Blackmore's Night his acoustic playing was (compared to today) still formative, he learned as he went along. But what the Lord (no pun intended) giveth, he also taketh away. Ritchie lacks practice and training being the lead guitarist in a hard rock band. If you take someone like Status Quo's Francis Rossi (similar age, lead guitarist role, certainly not in Ritchie's league as a guitarist, but vastly underrated as a lead guitarist in his own right still), he has lost none of the energy and urgency in his playing, in fact his lead playing has more authority today than it used to have in the 70ies where he was sometimes a bit muddled and messy. Now why is that? Because he is on a continuous training and keeping in shape program with the myriad of Quo gigs he has done and continues to do. Blackmore has lacked that exercise - making yourself heard on a very loud stage, projecting something to large audiences - for two decades now and it shows, as it would with anyone.

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Paul Jacklin

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 23:35:37 +0000

Hoping for a Whitesnake UK tour to roughly coincide with my 50th birthday in December 2018

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by DeeperPurps

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:39:20 +0000

Received a copy of Planet Rock's Deep Purple issue in the mail today. Have done a quick run through of it, and its a very nice treatment of the band.

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Adel

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:28:35 +0000

Blackwood Richmore @7 There is nothing positive or negative in what I wrote the fact is when a big band starts accepting appearances as a gust then you know that they are not big anymore. I have always said that DC shoot himself in the foot when he did the purple album under the name of Whitesnake. He dug himself a big hole and it's difficult to get out of it commercialy as the fans are a bit confused of who is Whitesnake especially after their last tour And frankly I don't see a new album from Whitesnake would rectify their current status. BTW on the air of positivity side I believe that very soon Whitesnake will accept to be a gust band on DP long goodbye tour. 45 minutes on stage!!! Peace and Love

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Mike

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 07:06:36 +0000

Listen to Cary on Jon, It's very emotional instrumental that Ritchie wrote. In my view its best instrumental by him in a decade. I don't think Steve would be offended if Ritchie joined the band for a few gigs. Jon passed and God knows who is next, it would be nice to see Ian and Ritchie shake hands and the rest of the band do a gig, Steve with Ritchie on stage. I would invite Nick as well, and David, Glenn, JLT etc.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by jeff

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 23:04:23 +0000

@ RB comment number "9" Awe, come on man..seriously? Then how do you explain "Carry on Jon" which is one of the best electric instrumentals Blackmore's ever done? It has almost a million plays on youtube. That is a lot for a guitar instrumental from a guy who's "dexterity seems to have deserted him" and who has "very little fire in his solos" " I think he needs to get back to practicing everyday, pushing himself" This guy rarely doesn't have a guitar in his hands. Where are you getting this stuff from?

Comment on Touring in 2018 by fABIAN

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:59:16 +0000

50 aniversary please blackmore reunion, no more "DeepPurple revisited the Blackmore days" with morse. DP=Blacmore

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Morsecode

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:52:05 +0000

All you have to hear is Ronnie James Dio describe Blackmore'ss behavior not only to band members but fans. Horrible. Blackmore is a great guitarist but nothing excuses his behavior to people which has been corroborated by many.

Comment on Touring in 2018 by nupsi59

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:20:29 +0000

So... ...almost everyone in the purple family is busy... Have a nice Day and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Alex

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:52:13 +0000

Cheers to you too. Thanks for all the hard work in keeping an excellent and informative site going.

Comment on 2017-11-25 – Mike Garson + Roger Glover – Birmingham by Yvonne

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:42:24 +0000

"Jean Genie" with Roger on bass and the "Black Night" riff towards the end.

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Blackwood Richmore

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 22:52:35 +0000

@2 Adel, it's a Foreigner "Jukebox Heroes tour"... Whitesnake were invited along to tour (& they accepted) with them as guests... as was Jason Bonham's mob... No demotion for Whitesnake at all. Mate, would it hurt to show a little positivity every once in a while?... Be happy!.

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Promoter Pat

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:41:38 +0000

Deep Purple & Special Guest - 05.07.2018 - Melbourne,Australia Deep Purple & Special Guest - 20.07.2018 - Bombay,India Deep Purple & Special Guest - 22.07.2018 - New Delhi India Deep Purple (The Good Bye) - 12.09.2018 - Secret ;)

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Yvonne

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:40:51 +0000

Cheers, Nick, all the best to you in 2018!

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Jesse McDonald

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:40:42 +0000

Yet again, Australia is not even a consideration -.-

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Promoter Pat

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:36:20 +0000

There is some new date for purple (not confirmed) Deep Purple & Special Guest - 19.05.2018 - Miercurea Ciuc,Romania Deep Purple - 20.05.2018 - Brassov,Romania Deep Purple & Special Guest - 26.05.2018-Sturovo,Slovakia Deep Purple - 28.05.2018 - Budapest,Hungary Deep Purple - Sydney - 03.07.2018

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Adel

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:57:44 +0000

Wow Whitesnake is demoted from the main stage act. That's a big blow for the egos of the current band members and DC of course.

Comment on Touring in 2018 by Blackwood Richmore

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:37:45 +0000

Nick, you're most welcome! Happy new year, mate!

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Blackwood Richmore

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 22:15:23 +0000

Hope you all have had a fabulous Christmas & got everything you wanted! This year I gave 3/4 of my December pay packet to a poor young underprivileged family in the Philippines. It's the best Christmas they've had in many years. They sent me photos & videos of their celebrations. It's the happiest that I've felt for years!. 100% worth it. They've never even heard of Deep Purple!. Be happy...

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Dave b

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 17:28:21 +0000

Ivaca, Great words!

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Ivica

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 11:28:07 +0000

Ritchie and Jon have never been out of Deep Purple, their spirit is always present in DP . Happy Christmas and New Year .. Deep Purple family and all fans...

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by RB

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 12:39:30 +0000

The trouble with anybody from Purple being negative about Blackers is that they are frequently asked about him,especially Gillan. I think they try their best to positive but Like Paicey said, it's nice not to have the hassle of a member whose mood can utterly ruin a gig. As for Ritchie doing a couple of gigs with Purple? Well, Ritchie isn't playing that well, much of his dexterity seems to have deserted him and there's very little fire in his solos, a little like he's going through the motions at times. I think he needs to get back to practicing everyday, pushing himself. I imagine, that after nearly two decades with Blackmore's Night it must have been quite a shock to him how hard he found it playing his old tunes. I just want him to get some desire back to push himself, but I fear that he can't really be bothered. It might be nice for Ritchie to play a couple of songs with Purple at one of their gigs, great for the fans, and then poor Steve doesn't get sidelined for an entire gig.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Lovely Lady Cakes

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:09:13 +0000

Parallel universe? Has hell freezeth over? Haha

Comment on Blackmore’s tech shares anecdotage by russell fleenor

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:46:54 +0000

Love reading this. I remember seeing the reunion tour first at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis and then again at the the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, both shows were mesmerizing. I remember in Chicago everything seemed so surreal, they were in excellent form just in command.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Chip

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 04:27:30 +0000

Being accused of being humble and sensible is not something I am used to hearing about Ritchie. Steve is open to a one off show with Ritchie. But Ritchie really did burn the bridges with the Ian's and Roger on the Come Hell or High Water tour. They all seen to be cordial off stage but listening to little Ian (and Don Airey...who has his own history with Blackers) they really don't want the drama of trying to placate Ritchie, even for some one off shows. By all accounts he was difficult to work with and regardless of what you think of Steve...he is the polar opposite personality wise.... Zero ego and zero drama. Ritchie seems a little desperate as his camp keeps floating this out every couple of months.... Look I'd love to see them all bury the hatchet and do a one off show...but I think it needs to be when the band is done as a unit....and I think they are toying with the idea of a follow up to infinite. And why is a great recording. The last two Purple albums are way better than anything Blackers has done since he split in 93. As long as the band is a going concern for new recordings....a Ritchie one off show should not be a priority.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by chris scanlon

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:39:36 +0000

Listen I have seen many interviews from ALL involved Mark 2 lineup especially back in 1992/93 when things fell apart. Jon Lord and I quote "Ritchie was sulking around like some little boy". Other members saying the the rain stopped and the sun shined when Ritchie left the band. Ritchie and I quote "I'm a Alpha male and so is Ian Gillan so we just don't get along". Ritchie may be humble but he is probably a big pain in the butt to get along with (at least what I have seen in his interviews). No doubt it would be cool to see Ritchie do some final shows with Purple but there is just too much non-sense that goes on for that to ever happen. If anything, they are all in the early 70's now and have probably reflected a little bit on how things got screwed up and now limit disparaging remarks towards one another but their egos especially Blackmore and Gillan will never allow for them to take the same stage together again.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Les Hedger

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:01:02 +0000

Candice is right about the RRHOF!!

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Adel

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:29:27 +0000

It's so funny how she used our late beloved Jon Lord as an excuse for RB absence. I have read everything that has been written about this saga but the bottom line is DP current manager would not allow Richie to play with the current line up and I think Ian Gillan would never allowed it in a million years also. So by him turning up and standing just to accept the award and then watching the current line up playing his music is more like seeing your ex in bed with another. RIP Jon Lord and I am sure he is watching down on this saga and laughing out load in heaven thanking God he is not on plant Earth.

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by mike whiteley

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 23:49:34 +0000

@ johnny # 9-Every biography of Deep Purple that I've ever read says the group disbanded in 1976.Perfect Strangers was called a Reunion album in 1984.Rainbow and Whitesnake were great off-shoot bands, certainly part of the Purple Family tree. Maybe "iteration" was the wrong word,but I don't consider Rainbow or Whitesnake 76-84 as filling in the gap.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by VSD

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 23:20:23 +0000

Sure, it would be fun to have Ritchie over for a few songs, but I doubt Purple is willing to part ways with Steve, as is suggested here.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Blackwood Richmore

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:48:34 +0000

The RRHOF is a load of horse shit. Forget about it.

Comment on Candice Night talks about her husband by Nobodysperfect313

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:02:29 +0000

Candice is right, ritchie is a humble man. Loosing jon is difficult, the man in black, has a big heart, is very sensible so normal the way he's been acting. We must be honored to have been embrased by there music. À combination of musicians that started à fire in every sensible person, and never will stop Thanks to all the purple familly

Comment on The Ritchie Blackmore Story on Japanese TV by Robert Prior

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:21:09 +0000

An excellent documentary! Should that be "Richie" or "Ritchie"?

Comment on 2018-03-16 – Don Airey – Ulm by Nigel Young

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:35:27 +0000

One Of A Kind tour:

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by DaveA

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:13:17 +0000

I saw last month's issue of Planet Rock at Barnes & Noble today. I'm guessing the Dec. 15 issue hasn't arrived yet. will check again soon.

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by Rock Voorne

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:07:59 +0000

I cant really judge very well because I ve not been at the shows. It did not appeal to me, maybe i m wrong, dunno. Nigel is right about LAST IN LINE. Unfortunately when the band did the Netherlands it was too far away for me. So sad Jimmy died after releasing this great album with the band.

Comment on 2018-03-16 – Don Airey – Ulm by Nigel Young

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:47:04 +0000

Fri 09.03.2018 Great Yarmouth Legends Of Rock Thu 15.03.2018 Velden am Wörthersee Bluesiana Sat 17.03.2018 Weert De Bosuil listed at, 13 dates in March.

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by Jet Auto Jerry

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:43:46 +0000

@ #7. I am in So. Cal. and just ordered mine online yesterday (12/18) from the link in the article. It was around $16 and they said around 2 weeks for delivery. @ #8. I hope that they at least maybe do a couple of shows now and again rather than a full blown tour, especially here in the states so that they can give a proper last show and not have to share the stage with 2 other bands so they can play more than the "Hits".

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by AndreA

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:05:29 +0000

I could only for Elvis P.

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by Matt

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:59:03 +0000

Going tonight, great appraisal, I'm still not sure what to expect.

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by Lutz

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:48:44 +0000

@7 Michael Mazur - Mike, go to the following web-page. I am from Germany and that's the place, that I order british magazines from. They work good and fast! Merry Christmas and a happy new to all of you! Greetings, Lutz

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by johnny

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:09:58 +0000

@ mike whiteley There WAS a lot of iterations between 76 and 84. Rainbow and Whitesnake being the most obvious ones. Don't tell me Rainbow with RB and RG (and Don Airey, that in the end has become a part of the last encarnation) or Whitesnake, with Lord, Coverdale and Paice, weren't Deep Puple please! With this 8-year-period in between, it's 50 years that count as 60.

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by Blackwood Richmore

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:13:11 +0000

@ 10 mike whitely, just like selling videos, dvd's, blurays... etc, etc... of any dead musicians... like when they got some footage of Elvis Presley singing & took it around & played it in theatres, with living members of the Elvis band up on the stage & playing along to the film with their instruments.... Like when I went & bought that video featuring Tommy Bolin, long after he died.... On the other hand, if there's a market for it.... well.... just sayin'...

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by Ron

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 03:13:15 +0000

In the not too distant future when this technology is perfected you’ll be able to see purple at CALJAM or Japan circa 1972 or Wembly circa 1985. Yeah, this thing with Dio seems a bit off, but when they perfect it in a couple of years, who wouldn’t see Hendrix at Woodstock via a theater or concert hall near you. I think @6, ADEL, has got it right.

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by Steven Johnston

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:05:16 +0000

It is an obscene grab for money,if his widow wants to honour his legacy she should just let Ronnie RIP.

Comment on No Place Like Home by Martin Paretti

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 23:42:09 +0000

@6 Shmee is absolutely correct. It wasn't the tune I was referring to, but the boys putting one on for London. Steve even put "there's no place like home" in to one of his solos. Agreed. And for the record, I've seen Rainbow a number of times, love Ritchie. But the current Rainbow lineup pales in comparison to Purple and the sound these guys can put out. Still impressive. Happy 50 to all the Purple fans out there!

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by mike whiteley

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:26:46 +0000

Just because modern technology allows you to do something,that doesn't mean that you SHOULD. Just a ghoulish,creepy cash grab. R.I.P,Ronnie.

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by mike whiteley

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:22:20 +0000

While IG remains hesitant to admit that The Long Goodbye Tour means Goodbye,it's a safe bet that Deep Purple will retire from the road in 2018.Not really 50 years ( from '76-'84 there was no iteration of Deep Purple),they've come close enough to the half-century mark.A remarkable achievement,by any measure. "Let's not drag it out,like a Cagney death scene...." Merry Christmas to all who gather here !!

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by DP Fan

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:58:49 +0000

This would fit perfectly as an episode of Black Mirror. Beyond disappointing that it appears to be real. And a quick google search reveals other 'acts' are following this path; Zappa, etc. Dear god, this is wrong on so many levels. Does anyone think these artists would have supported something like this?

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by michael mazur

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:47:56 +0000

Can we get this magazine in the states?

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by Tommy H.

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:05:39 +0000

Sounds like a morbid idea of some futuristic 80ies movie.

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by Wiktor

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:07:06 +0000

It got nothing to do with keeping Dios legacy alive...but everything to do with money.........Its all Necrophilia...

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by Adel

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:56:52 +0000

People who slag off the idea now will be paying big money to see smiler concerts in the not too distant future. It's called virtual reality!!!!!

Comment on No Place Like Home by stoffer

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:34:42 +0000

really?!...tell that to the hundreds of thousands of fans who have seen them on tour so far this year!! Im sure some have gone home disappointed (cause it's not 1985) but for the VAST majority we have all enjoyed what we have seen and actually are hoping for more. They must still excite you to some extent or why would you be here?! cheers and Happy Holidays DP fans

Comment on Planet Rock salutes Purple by MacGregor

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:31:58 +0000

Ironic cover image of Blackmore & Gillan, he he!

Comment on Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour by MacGregor

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:25:40 +0000

This appalling stunt makes me think of Monty Python & the 'bring out your dead' scene! Years ago when the Elvis charade was announced, well that says it all really! Cue Black Adder in the First series, Blackadder ' the king is dead, the king is dead etc' Brian Blessed playing the king walks in, Blackadder 'the King is Not Dead, the King is Not Dead' etc! Or HP Lovecraft 'That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die” You have to laugh, seriously, you have to laugh! Cheers.