Deep Purple Meet Russian President

Legendary rock band Deep Purple took tea with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

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Legendary rock band Deep Purple took tea with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday, March 23 at his residence outside Moscow. According to the Daily Telegraph, the rock-loving president said he used to play rock music when he was a DJ at school parties. "It was an unusual discotheque because hard rock was the main music there," he said. Medvedev said that before spinning rock records at school parties, he had to have his playlist approved by the communist party's youth organization, Komsomol. Upon meeting the president, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice presented Medvedev with a set of drum sticks. The Russian politician said that he had been a Deep Purple fan for 33 years: "When I started listening to Deep Purple, of course I could not imagine that I would be sitting with you at this table just like that." Thanks for the report to Andrew Vaughan, Gibson.com.

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    nargoth
    In before in Soviet Russia, You meet Deep purple, deep purple meets you, or tea drinks you. In fact, in before any Soviet Russia joke. Seriously.
    Giorgi
    Crofty89 wrote: vinnym86 wrote: well, atleast its more news-worthy than "Ozzy Forgets To Butter Toast", or other stories U-G likes running... And a day later the story on Laim Gallagher commenting "Ozzy f***in' Ozbourne must be pretty thick to forget to butter 'is toast. None of Beady Eye are that thick. Noel might be though."
    Oh my god... this is so funny. Keep the ozzy jokes coming please.
    MatasTeen
    Who started the whole "In soviet Russia" thing? It just proves you are a mentally unstable person for trying to get attention on the internet using this pathetic citation you probably didn't even come up with. This isn't 4-chan. Anyhow... My uncle collected banned records in his youth too. Probably anyone who was a child in the soviet union did. Rock is a thing that speaks to your mind and soul and I think kids get interested in it anywhere, whether it's in America or Soviet Russia.
    mark3777
    MatasTeen wrote: Who started the whole "In soviet Russia" thing? It just proves you are a mentally unstable person for trying to get attention on the internet using this pathetic citation you probably didn't even come up with. This isn't 4-chan. Anyhow... My uncle collected banned records in his youth too. Probably anyone who was a child in the soviet union did. Rock is a thing that speaks to your mind and soul and I think kids get interested in it anywhere, whether it's in America or Soviet Russia.
    it's from Family guy. Peter's new car says things like "In soviet russia road forks you"
    Ace Carson
    I have an issue of Led's "Stairway to Heaven" printed in vynil that has both original and translated lyrics. Not speaking about a bunch of rock-n-roll records my friend's father has. So yeah, tell *me* about banning rock-and-roll in USSR, duh.
    DukeFame
    mark3777 : MatasTeen wrote: Who started the whole "In soviet Russia" thing? It just proves you are a mentally unstable person for trying to get attention on the internet using this pathetic citation you probably didn't even come up with. This isn't 4-chan. Anyhow... My uncle collected banned records in his youth too. Probably anyone who was a child in the soviet union did. Rock is a thing that speaks to your mind and soul and I think kids get interested in it anywhere, whether it's in America or Soviet Russia. it's from Family guy. Peter's new car says things like "In soviet russia road forks you"
    facepalm.
    starsky133
    mark3777 wrote: MatasTeen wrote: Who started the whole "In soviet Russia" thing? It just proves you are a mentally unstable person for trying to get attention on the internet using this pathetic citation you probably didn't even come up with. This isn't 4-chan. Anyhow... My uncle collected banned records in his youth too. Probably anyone who was a child in the soviet union did. Rock is a thing that speaks to your mind and soul and I think kids get interested in it anywhere, whether it's in America or Soviet Russia. it's from Family guy. Peter's new car says things like "In soviet russia road forks you"
    No. It was started by a Russian comedian named Yakov Smirnoff. Peter even mentions him before the car says that. Damn...
    edgeyyz
    This is completely random, yet surprisingly awesome. Why can't Obama listen to some Deep Purple?
    dr_shred
    edgeyyz wrote: This is completely random, yet surprisingly awesome. Why can't Obama listen to some Deep Purple?
    Because Obama listens to tupac cause hes the shiznit.
    JimDawson
    almadacr wrote: What`s next , axl invites Ozzy for some tosts and DP for tea ?????
    If Axl invited Ozzy for some DP instead of tea, now THAT would be news and something to tell your friends!
    bksbeat
    In Soviet Russia people do not tolerate people using stupid jokes.They all get executed
    drpikachu19
    WantsLesPaul wrote: This wouldn't be news if Deep Purple met up with the president every weekend to hunt bears shirtless and drink vodka.
    Congratulations. You win.
    Henkdemachtige
    JimDawson wrote: almadacr wrote: What`s next , axl invites Ozzy for some tosts and DP for tea ????? If Axl invited Ozzy for some DP instead of tea, now THAT would be news and something to tell your friends!
    You just couldnt leave it could you, you had to go to far on this one.
    zeek7pc
    Vabolo wrote: They were presenting their new single, Highway Tsar.
    You sir, win.
    Silverpack
    Giorgi wrote: Crofty89 wrote: vinnym86 wrote: well, atleast its more news-worthy than "Ozzy Forgets To Butter Toast", or other stories U-G likes running... And a day later the story on Laim Gallagher commenting "Ozzy f***in' Ozbourne must be pretty thick to forget to butter 'is toast. None of Beady Eye are that thick. Noel might be though." Oh my god... this is so funny. Keep the ozzy jokes coming please.
    And a day later the story on Laim Gallagher commenting "Ozzy f***in' Ozbourne must be pretty thick to forget to butter 'is toast. None of Beady Eye are that thick. Noel might be though." And Matt Sorum, about Velvet Revolver's new mystery singer : "I can tell you just one thing : The guy knows how to butter a toast.".
    Hand Of Stone
    I still can't believe Ozzy forgot the butter. That crazy guy. But, where was Slash for all this? He could of helped avoid this tragedy.
    Necrolysis
    WantsLesPaul wrote: This wouldn't be news if Deep Purple met up with the president every weekend to hunt bears shirtless and drink vodka.
    That made my day. +1
    thewho65
    I'd heard that he collected banned records in the USSR when he was a kid; I imagine you'd have to after a few hundred listens to that Trololo guy.
    WantsLesPaul
    This wouldn't be news if Deep Purple met up with the president every weekend to hunt bears shirtless and drink vodka.
    Pagan_Poetry
    What is half of purple? That's right guys. Red. And that is how dumb conspiracies get born.
    Joe-Floyd-lover
    In Soviet Russia, The water is on smoke. In Swiss Montreux, Smoke is on the water. that's the best I got.. And is this considered news?
    Primus12
    nargoth wrote: In before in Soviet Russia, You meet Deep purple, deep purple meets you, or tea drinks you. In fact, in before any Soviet Russia joke. Seriously.
    Poor effort .. never try that again.
    Scarface88
    Joe-Floyd-lover wrote: In Soviet Russia, The water is on smoke. In Swiss Montreux, Smoke is on the water. that's the best I got.. And is this considered news?
    Yes, because it is. How isn't it news? I think it's fair enough when people complain about the crap that appears on UG, but some articles just don't deserve the criticism. If it isn't news, why did you click on it?
    lfsilvaa
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: What is half of purple? That's right guys. Red. And that is how dumb conspiracies get born.
    Best comment ever
    guy_mtx
    Haha, the President of a major world power going, "I could not imagine that I would be sitting with you at this table just like that," to a rock star.
    vinnym86
    well, atleast its more news-worthy than "Ozzy Forgets To Butter Toast", or other stories U-G likes running...
    Charley2715
    vinnym86 wrote: well, atleast its more news-worthy than "Ozzy Forgets To Butter Toast", or other stories U-G likes running...
    The truth has been spoken
    Crofty89
    vinnym86 wrote: well, atleast its more news-worthy than "Ozzy Forgets To Butter Toast", or other stories U-G likes running...
    And a day later the story on Laim Gallagher commenting "Ozzy f***in' Ozbourne must be pretty thick to forget to butter 'is toast. None of Beady Eye are that thick. Noel might be though."
    engineno9
    I think it's pretty cool. Pretty powerful guy here, saying he spun rock records back in school. Pretty down to Earth. Or just propaganda!
    Necrolysis
    All we need now is a story about some guy snorting coke out of Iggy's bush...