Deep Purple’s Tragic and Deadly Asian Concerts

Deep Purple 1975

Deep Purple Played Indonesia In 1975 & It Was a Tragedy

Today on Rock N’ Roll True Stories we take a look at the infamous Deep Purple shows that were played in the country of Indonesia in 1975. Back then Deep Purple was the first major act to play the country who was under military rule. Deep Purple was originally scheduled to play one show to a crowd of about 7,500 people, but from the moment the band landed in Indonesia they soon found out that wasn’t the case. The promoter had gone behind the band’s back and sold tickets for another show at a venue which housed 75,000 people. On top of that the promoter ripped off Deep Purple and supposedly murdered one of their security staff Patsy Collins. Check out the full unbelievable story below

The Tragic Story of Skid Row & Firing of Sebastian Bach

Today we take a look at the history of 80’s and early 90’s relics Skid Row. The band had two hit albums and quickly fell into obscurity by the mid 90’s and after a nasty falling out with frontman Sebastian Bach. Check out the video below!

The Public Enemy & Sisters of Mercy Tour

The summer of 1991 was a bad year for concert tours due to the bad economy. It was also the same year that we had one of the strangest concert tours including the Public Enemy & The Sisters of Mercy tour. Check out the full story of how the tour was frought with problems.

Pearl Jam Releases Previously Unseen Unplugged Footage

Pearl Jam fan YouTube channel released previously unseen footage of the band performing in Milan, Italy in 1992. Included in the footage was drummer Dave Abbruzzese who was fired from the band in 1994. Check out the footage below!

Rode Microphone Founder Pays $6M For Kurt Cobain’s Guitar

Rode Microphones founder Peter Freedman revealed that he has bought Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged guitar for a whopping $6 million. The guitar was purchased from Julien’s Auctions on Saturday for $6,010,000. Freedman put out a statement saying the following while also shedding some light on the help that the arts need and included a picture of himself with the guitar:

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“When I heard that this iconic guitar was up for auction,” I immediately knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure it and use it as a vehicle to spotlight the struggles that those in the performing arts are facing and have always faced.”

“The global arts industry has been shattered by the impact of COVID-19, with musicians and artists being amongst the most affected. The last few months were the straw that broke the camel’s back, and for many in the arts have brought forth the harsh reality that they work in an industry for which there is little support in times of need.”

“For most, access to financial and health services – particularly mental health services – is very limited. While many industries are gradually returning to normal, it’s going to take a long time before this industry can begin functioning as it was. The toll this has taken and will continue to take is enormous and requires more than just lip service. It requires action now, and I am a man of action.”

“The arts, and organisations that support the arts, are remarkably undervalued and underfunded by many governments around the world, considering their cultural and economic importance. I saw buying this guitar as an opportunity to not only share it with music fans, but to do so in a way that raises awareness for the struggles that musicians and artists face every day, and lobby governments for change.”