DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice is among the drummers confirmed to appear at Birmingham Drumfest 2003, an all-star gathering set to take place Sunday, July 27 in Birmingham, England. Tickets are available from tel. 0121 333 3220 or 0121 359 5056 at £10 in advance or £15 on day. The day lasts from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and also features such drumming names as Greg Bissonette, Zoro, and Mark Mondesir.

DEEP PURPLE's new album, "Bananas", is due in Europe on August 25 through EMI Records.


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