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Deep Purple Had To Wear Hats For First Malaysian Concert

The members of Deep Purple had to promise to wear hats for an important debut performance in Malaysia at the beginning of the 1980s, because officials in Kuala Lumpur feared the band's long hair would...

Ian Gillan: 'I Don't Expect Heavy Rock's Finest To Get Knighthoods'

Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan isn't surprised Britain's heavy rock icons have never been honoured with knighthoods and royal accolades, because he and his peers refuse to rub shoulders with "the right people".The rocker reveals...

Deep Purple Release Title And Tracklisting For Comeback Album

The year in music just got a lot heavier - Deep Purple have revealed the title, tracklisting and release date of their comeback album.NOW What?!, which will be the band's first new album since 2005,...

Montreux Jazz Festival's Claude Nobs Dies After Ski Accident Coma

Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux jazz festival, has died, following a ski accident, which resulted in him being in a coma for several weeks.The Guardian reports that Nobs was cross-country skiing in the...

Deep Purple Plan New Album For 2013

Heavy rockers Deep Purple are bouncing back from their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snub by announcing plans to release their first album in eight years.The untitled project will hit stores and the Internet...

Jon Lord Leaves His Piano To Grandson

Deep Purple rocker Jon Lord made sure his beloved piano went to a good home after his death by leaving the instrument to his grandson.The pianist/keyboard player died from a pulmonary embolism in July (12)...

Ritchie Blackmore: 'I Won't Be Attending Hall Of Fame Gala If Deep Purple Get In'

Heavy rock legend Ritchie Blackmore will follow John Lydon and Axl Rose's examples if Deep Purple are chosen among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2013 - by skipping the ceremony.The guitar...

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Public Enemy Head Eclectic List Of Nominees

Public Enemy may not be the first band that you think of when you think of the phrase ‘rock n roll’ but the ground-breaking hip-hop group have been nominated as one of 2013’s potential inductees...

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: 2013 Nominations Are In!

The 2013 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee wannabes are in, and they include Public Enemy, Rush and Deep Purple, reports Rolling Stone. This year's other hopefuls are Albert King, Chic, Donna Summer, Heart,...

Deep Purple, N.w.a And Procol Harum Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2013

Deep Purple, N.W.A and Procol Harum are nominated for induction to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.The acts - along with 12 others - have been shortlisted for inclusion in the Hall of Fame,...

Slash: Jon Lord Had The Baddest Sound In Heavy Metal

Legendary guitarist, Slash, is the latest in a host of musicians to pay tribute to the late Jon Lord. The organist who crafted Deep Purple 's distinctive sound passed away yesterday (July 16, 2012), at...

Ewan Mcgregor Pays Tribute To Deep Purple Star Jon Lord

Jon Lord, organ player for one of the most influential groups of all time in Deep Purple, has sadly passed away aged 71, and unsurprisingly the tributes have come flooding for a man who played...

Tributes Continue To Pour In For Deep Purple's Jon Lord

Ewan McGregor, Slash and Stereophonics have paid tribute to late Deep Purple musician Jon Lord. The keyboard player and founder of the heavy metal outfit passed away in London aged 71 yesterday (16.07.12), and a...

Slash Pays Tribute To Deep Purple Star Jon Lord

Slash and a host of other stars have paid tribute to the late Deep Purple rocker Jon Lord.The keyboard player and founder of the iconic heavy metal band passed away on Monday (16.07.12) in London...

Stars Pay Tribute To Rock Legend Jon Lord

Black Sabbath star Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and actor Ewan Mcgregor are among the first wave of celebrities paying tribute to Deep Purple star Jon Lord, who passed away on Monday (16Jul12) after suffering a...

Deep Purple Rocker John Lord Dies

Deep Purple star Jon Lord has died aged 71.The keyboard player suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism - a blockage of the main artery of the lung caused by a moving blood clot - and passed...

Stars Pay Tribute To Jon Lord, Deep Purple's Pioneering Organist

Jon Lord has passed away at the age of 71, prompting a number of high profile rock musicians to pay tribute to the man who helped to make Deep Purple one of the most successful...

Deep Purple's Jon Lord Dies From Cancer

Deep Purple co-founder Jon Lord has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 71.The keyboard player was diagnosed with a tumour in his pancreas in 2011 and he headed to Israel in February...

Deep Purple's Jon Lord Dies From Cancer

Deep Purple rocker Jon Lord has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 71.The keyboard player was diagnosed with a tumour in his pancreas in 2011 and he headed to Israel in February...

Billy Corgan Blasts Radiohead

Billy Corgan has lashed out at Radiohead. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has blasted the Oxford band as ''pompous'' and says he is horrified that some people think Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Deep...

Deep Purple Star To Hold Music Business Seminars

Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan is swapping the recording studio for the conference room to host a series of heavy metal business seminars.The rocker will join forces with Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist Bernie Torme to...

Jon Lord Undergoing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment In Israel

Deep Purple rocker Jon Lord is undergoing specialist treatment for pancreatic cancer in Israel and hopes to be back at work with the band later this year (12).The 70-year-old keyboard player confirmed his health crisis...

Deep Purple Axe Concert

Rockers Deep Purple have scrapped a gig in Newfoundland, Canada.The band was due to perform at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook on 3 February (12) but the show has now been cancelled. No reason...

Wave Of Support For Tony Iommi Following Cancer Diagnosis

The sad news this week that Tony Iommi is suffering from cancer has stunned a music world eagerly looking forward to Black Sabbath's first album in 33 years. The group - including Ozzy Osbourne -...

Jon Lord Thanks Fans For Cancer Support

Former Deep Purple rocker Jon Lord has thanked fans for their outpouring of support and good wishes following his announcement he's battling cancer.The 70-year-old keyboard player, who co-founded the Smoke on the Water heavy rock...

Deep Purple Star Jon Lord Battling Cancer

Deep Purple star Jon Lord has announced he is battling cancer.The keyboard player, who co-founded the Smoke on the Water heavy rock icons, has posted a statement about his health crisis on his blog. The...

Jon Lord Composes Piece For Local Kids' Orchestra

Former Deep Purple star Jon Lord has composed a special piece of music for a kids' orchestra in Oxfordshire, England.The keyboardist is the patron of the Henley Festival and has written a piece for the...

Deep Purple Attack Israel Boycott 'Wimps'

Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice has taken aim at Elvis Costello, Gil Scott-heron and other acts who have boycotted shows in Israel, branding them "real wimps" for allowing politics to get in the way of...

Christopher Cross: 'I Played With Deep Purple, Supported Led Zeppelin'

Grammy Award-winning Arthur's Theme singer Christopher Cross has a secret heavy metal background - he once stood in for Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore and toured with Led Zeppelin.The singer/songwriter is best known for easy listening...

Portnoy Forms New Supergroup

Former DREAM THEATER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer MIKE PORTNOY has formed a new supergroup with members of DEEP PURPLE and ENDOCHINE.The unnamed outfit, announced via Portnoy's Twitter.com account, will feature guitarist Steve Morse, Neal Morse...

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