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Deep Purple Drummer Ian Paice Suffers Mini Stroke

The band cancelled shows in Sweden and Denmark after Paice fell ill on Tuesday morning (14Jun16). "I woke up to find that the right side of my body was feeling numb...

Glenn Hughes: 'David Bowie Kept Me In Deep Purple'

Bowie was the singer's roommate when Hughes was considering quitting the heavy metal supergroup and reforming his old band Trapeze - and urged him to think twice. "When Ritchie (Blackmore) left the...

Ritchie Blackmore Undergoes Finger Surgery

The former Deep Purple star will be unable to play guitar for about a month after he had an operation to relieve excess uric acid which had built up in the joint of...

Ian Gillan: 'We Didn't Intend To Upset Ritchie Blackmore With Hall Of Fame Snub'

The guitar great announced on Friday (19Feb16) he would not be attending the New York gala in April (16), because his former bandmates did not want to play with him. The statement...

Ritchie Blackmore Ditches Deep Purple Hall Of Fame Tribute

The guitar great has announced he will not attend Deep Purple's induction, because the band's current line-up has refused to perform with him. "Ritchie was honored by the offer of induction to...

Glenn Hughes Undergoes Double Knee-replacement Surgery

The bassist and vocalist has rescheduled an upcoming U.S. tour, so he can fully recover from dual knee-replacement surgery last month (Jan16), but he's determined to join his old bandmates at the Hall...

David Coverdale Wanted To Retire In 2015

The veteran rocker considered retiring earlier this year (15) following the release of the band's last record, The Purple Album, which featured songs from Coverdale's time in Deep Purple. However, the singer...

Ian Paice: 'I Have No Idea If Ritchie Blackmore Will Be Part Of Deep Purple Hall Of Fame Induction'

Blackmore left the classic rock act in 1993 and has fallen out with many of his old bandmates, especially frontman Ian Gillan, so drummer Paice does not expect him to be there for...

N.w.a., Cheap Trick And Deep Purple Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2016 Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for the class of 2016, with N.W.A., Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Steve Miller and Chicago being honoured at the ceremony on April 8th at...

Deep Purple Lead Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016

They will join Chicago and Steve Miller as the honourees during the 31st ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on 8 April (16). Acts who failed to make the...

Ian Paice: 'Deep Purple Hall Of Fame Induction Could Be A Punch-up'

The fact that the heavy rock legends have failed to make it into the Ohio museum has become a longstanding music industry joke, but drummer Paice accepts it might just be too complicated...

Reclusive Ritchie Blackmore Set For 2016 Rock Reunion Shows

The former Rainbow and Deep Purple star has announced plans for a short European tour, during which he'll hit the stage with ex-bandmates and other classic rockers. He tells Noisey.com, "I am...

Ritchie Blackmore Launches Lawsuit Over Unpaid Deep Purple Royalties

the legal action comes 12 years after his former Deep Purple bandmates Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice reached a settlement with management executives over royalties - but the former...

Deep Purple Are Music Fans' Top Tip For Hall Of Fame In 2016

The heavy rock supergroup have topped a new Rolling Stone magazine readers' countdown of the top 10 acts that should be inducted into the Hall Of Fame next year. Many music fans...

David Coverdale: 'Deep Purple Reunion Could Have Been Amazing'

Coverdale has made it no secret that he was interested in a get together with the guitar great, and now he tells Classic Rock Revisited, he even had a dream list of bandmates....

Deep Purple Star Ian Paice Offers Up Free Drum Lessons

The heavy rock icon will take a drum seat at DrumWright in Berkshire, England and dish out tips and industry advice to everyone from novices to experienced sticksmen. The sessions will be...

Whitesnake Rocker Relives Deep Purple Stint On New Album

Whitesnake's new album is a flashback for frontman David Coverdale as it features reimagined tracks from his time as Deep Purple's singer.The band's 12th studio album, The Purple Album, will be Coverdale and company's first...

Roger Glover Named Honorary Fellow Of University

Deep Purple star Roger Glover has been named an honorary fellow of the University of South Wales.The rocker was presented with the accolade in recognition of his contribution to music and the creative industries....

Ian Gillan: 'I Still Don't Care If We Get Hall Of Fame Nod'

Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan has flipped another defiant finger at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bosses as the group awaits to hear if it will eventually be inducted in 2015.The group has...

Deep Purple Star Fails In World Record Attempt

Deep Purple rocker Ian Gillan has failed in his bid to set a new record for the world's largest band.The star invited guitarists to join him on a beach in Dorset, England on Saturday (06Sep14)...

Roger Glover: 'We Might Snub Hall Of Fame Induction When It Comes'

Deep Purple star Roger Glover has revealed he and his bandmates are considering turning down an inevitable induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame after a series of snubs.The rocker insists the honour...

Ian Gillan Will Follow Kiss' Lead If Deep Purple Guitarist Is Overlooked At Hall Of Fame Induction

Rocker Ian Gillan is planning to pull a Kiss if Deep Purple ever get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - because he refuses to hit the stage with former guitarist Ritchie...

Glenn Hughes' New Songs Were Inspired By 2013 Heart Surgery

Former Deep Purple star Glenn Hughes' new songs are all about life and death - because he wrote them while recovering from heart surgery.The rocker went under the knife to replace an aortic valve last...

Deep Purple To Make Cameo On Israeli Tv Series

Members of legendary rock band Deep Purple are set to make a cameo in Israeli Tv series Atlantica.Lead singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover will appear as themselves in the series, which centres on...

Nirvana, Kiss & Deep Purple Emerge As Early Favourites For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame will induct it's class of 2014 in April next year and earlier this week the nominees for the coveted place among rock's elite was announced to the public....

Nirvana Finally Eligible For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Honour

90s rock band Nirvana are one of 16 acts nominated for entry into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Owing to the rule that only acts who released their debut album of single...

Nirvana Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2014

Nirvana lead the nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014. The 'Come As You Are' hitmakers are among several acts up for the honour and should the grunge group make the cut...

Ian Gillan: 'New Song Vincent Price Is Just A Bit Of Fun'

Deep Purple star Ian Gillan is urging fans not to read too much into the last track on the band's new album Now What?! insisting there's no deep Satanic meaning behind the song Vincent Price.The...

Ian Gillan: 'Jon Lord Gave Me Inspiration From Beyond The Grave'

Deep Purple rocker Ian Gillan is convinced his late bandmate Jon Lord gave him the perfect ending to a song that had been troubling him on the day he died.The pianist/keyboard player died from a...

Ian Gillan Teams With Top Science And Theology Boffins To Study The Meaning Of Life

Deep Purple star Ian Gillan is seeking out top tips from the world's leading science and theology minds as he ponders the meaning of life - and death - in a deep new book.The Smoke...

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