December 17, 2000


Here’s the cover of URIAH HEEP‘s new live album “Acoustically Driven” recorded December 9, 2000.

The artwork is by great Roger Dean who worked with the band on 1972’s “Demons And Wizards” and “The Magician’s Birthday” and 1995’s “Sea Of Light”.


DEEP PURPLE‘s “New Live & Rare: The Bootleg Series 1984-2000” is an officially sanctioned 6-CD box set featuring live recordings from 1984 to 2000. The limited edition box set collects the best Deep Purple live bootlegs of the last 16 years, all of which have been remastered and re-packaged with their original artwork together in a deluxe box.

The shows presented are:
“Highway Stars” 2CD – Adelaide, Australia, 1984
“Third Night” 2CD – Stockholm, Sweden, 1985
“Hungary Daze” 2CD – Budapest, Hungary, 1987
“In Your Trousers” 2CD – Stockholm, Sweden, 1993
“Purple Sunrise” 2CD – Fort Lauderdale, USA, 1994
“Made In Japan” 2CD – Osaka, Japan, 2000
The CDs will be available on-line only.

The news is great except for the fact that at the moment we still have no official live recordings from 1971 and 1973, not to say of DP MkI.


On the Mark & Brian Christmas Variety show that took place December 15 Glenn Hughes teamed up with David Coverdale on stage to sing the classic DEEP PURPLE song “Burn”. It was the first time since 1976 these two men performed together on stage.

Here are Glenn’s words on the event:
“I want you all to know what a extreme pleasure it was to work with my ‘boyhood’ friend, David. I thought his performance today was fantastic! He IS the absolutely most professional artist I have ever worked with, but more importantly, I really admire the Man he has become. David and I walk the same spiritual path, there are NO MISTAKES IN GOD’S WORLD. I hope all of our fans enjoyed this special moment, as much as we did. I wished we could have done more songs.” (from GH official site)

Picture by Andy Grow

December 17, 2000

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