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40 Years Ago: Ian Gillan Quits Deep Purple

By mid-1973, the bloom was off the rose for Deep Purple. Internal issues had risen to the top and long-standing lead singer Ian Gillan opted to leave the band. At the same time, bassist Roger Glover was told his services were no longer needed, by direct order of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The Deep Purple lineup known as Mark II, was no more.

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Black Sabbath’s “Born Again” to be Born Again

Early 80's Sabbath Coming Back

I posted some info on the charity project WHOCARES that Deep Purple's Ian Gillan and Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi are working on a few days ago, then learned that the 1983 collaboration "Born Again" is being re-released and expanded...

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Teenage Cancer Trust: Tommy Vance Tribute
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Deep Purple Fans – Gillan and Lord Together Again For Charity

Classic Rockers Doing it for Charity
Some old work horses have formed a band together for a great cause. Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, among others, will release their first single as WHOCARES next month...

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