An eight-minute DEEP PURPLE report that aired on the '80s British BBC TV program "The Old Grey Whistle Test", featuring footage of the band's U.K. fans traveling to Paris in 1987 to see the group perform as well as a short interview with Roger Glover and Ritchie Blackmore, has been posted at YouTube.Eagle Rock Entertainment, through two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has just released "They All Came Down To Montreux: Deep Purple Live At Montreux 2006" as a deluxe 187-minute two-DVD set (Eagle Eye Media, $19.98) and CD (Eagle Records, $13.98). On June 26, an HD-DVD version will be released.
No other band is so closely identified with Montreux as DEEP PURPLE because of the song "Smoke On The Water" and its signature first line. That's why, in 2006, the band was chosen to close the final night of the 40th annual fest in Switzerland. DEEP PURPLE's lineup is stronger than ever. While on tour to promote its current "Rapture of the Deep" CD, its gig last year on this prestigious stage proved totally triumphant. Singer Ian Gillan, guitarist Steve Morse, bassist Roger Glover, drummer Ian Paice and keyboardist Don Airey plowed through a glowing set of 16 songs — one of which, "Too Much Fun", was written specifically for the occasion. (Thanks: www.metal-way-of-life.co.uk)