Ian Gillan has caught up with the 2016 gig list and added them to his site. There is one new addition to our own listing, which is their now mandatory show at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 16th 2016. I know some people like to make this trip so stick it in your diary! Worryingly we have one date Ian doesn’t, an opening show in Japan on the 9th, so either it’s off or he needs to change his flight plan. Thanks to Mark Maddock.
On the Rock and Roll hall of Fame scenario, thanks for all the comments on this which are now live (been a bit busy lately with a publication deadline to meet so a bit slow moderating) and make great reading. Unexpectedly the organisation has been in touch needing a bit of help on the presentation, so will do what we can.
And lastly we have had questions about Record Store 2016 but as far as we can find out (I have checked the official RSD European listings for this, and been in touch with Universal and Warners) there are no Deep Purple offerings this year. To be honest the last few DP RSD releases have been uninspired, and perhaps the uncertainty surrounding the catalogue has put labels off. If anyone spots anything do let us know.