Deep Purple

Alternate Smoke – Deep Purple On The Vault
Deep Purple fans shouldn't miss today's Vinyl Vault for a seldom heard version of a fan fave, Smoke On The Water.  The live version that became such a big hit was recorded on the first of three nights in Japan, back in August of 1972...
Deep Purple Colleagues Fondly Remember Jon Lord
As tributes to Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord continue to pour in, his former band mates in the legendary British hard rock ensemble are remembering their fallen colleague, who passed away Monday (June 16) from a pulmonary embolism after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Lord was 71.
‘Burn’ – Hot Vault Track on a Hot Day
Appropriate in more ways than one, Deep Purple's classic track Burn will be today's Vinyl Vault track.  Perfect!  The mercury is expected to creep above 90, and many folks will "burn" their doggies and burgers today!  Happy Memorial Day you grillers, and I …
Deep Purple Teaming Up With Bob Ezrin for New Studio Album
In the past, Deep Purple often looked no further than each other when it came to selecting a producer.
But for their forthcoming studio effort, guitarist Steve Morse and company have recruited someone with an impressive resume: Bob Ezrin, best known for his work with Kiss, Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd…
Jon Lord From Deep Purple Health Update
Jon Lord of Deep Purple is undergoing specialist treatment for pancreatic cancer in Israel and hopes to be back at work with the band. The 70-year-old keyboard player confirmed the cancer last year.  Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, says that Jon is receiving a new treatment, which appears to b…
Deep Purple MKIII – Today’s Vinyl Vault
1974.  Exit: Ian Gillan and Roger Glover.  Enter: David Coverdale and Glen Hughes.  Born: Deep Purple mark III, a system fans came up with to designate the different line-ups.  Mark II, with Gillan and Glover, was the most successful with Machine Head in 1972...
Dio Tribute Album Will Feature Judas Priest, Deep Purple Stars
Since early 2011, there’s been plenty of talk about a star-studded Ronnie James Dio tribute album.
Well, it looks like 2012 will be the year it finally arrives. And the list of artists lined up to honor the late solo singer and onetime Black Sabbath and Rainbow frontman is quite impressive: Rob Halfo…
Deep Purple – No “Strangers” to the Vault
I still remember the excitement I felt in 1984 when I heard the classic mkII line-up of Deep Purple were working again.  I was a big fan of the band, especially during the Machine Head period, so naturally I wanted to hear what they were doing more than 10 years later...
Deep Purple and Rainbow Fans – Good Reading Coming
Colin Hart was the road manager for Deep Purple through most of their career, including the superstar days.  He also did the same duties for Rainbow in between Purple stints.  Can you imagine the stories this guy has?  If you're a fan of either or, like me, read all about it soon…

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