It's been an up-and-down year between Deep Purple fans and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- the band was finally nominated for induction into the Hall, but didn't make it in. Keyboard player Don Airey seems to be taking it all in stride, though; as he put it during a recent interview, "I don't think the band really care, actually."
Grousing about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's nominees for induction has become an annual tradition, but this year, several groups of long-suffering fans may be surprised to find themselves without an axe to grind: At long last, perennial "why aren't they in the Hall?" favorites Rush are on the ballot.
With renewed interest in Deep Purple as the band makes plans for 2013, there’s something special that will precede their new album and future touring. EMI has announced that the band’s ‘Machine Head’ album will receive a 40th Anniversary reissue this fall.
Jon Lord, the original keyboardist for Deep Purple, has a new recording of his classical piece, ‘Concerto For Group And Orchestra’ in September, his website announced on Sunday (June 10). The work will be released on the German label Edel and ABC Records in Australia.
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, among many other legendary rock bands.
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 Halford (Judas Priest), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) and Dave Grohl (Nirvana an
Deep Purple fans might want to set aside a small pile of greenbacks for Aug. 16.
On that day, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release four Deep Purple concert collections that were recorded in the early to mid 1970s.