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Deep Purple Rocker John Lord Dies

16th July 2012

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...

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

16th July 2012

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...

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Deep Purple's Jon Lord Dies From Cancer

16th July 2012

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...

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Deep Purple's Jon Lord Dies From Cancer

16th July 2012

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...

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Billy Corgan Blasts Radiohead

13th June 2012

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...

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Deep Purple Star To Hold Music Business Seminars

8th June 2012

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...

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Jon Lord Undergoing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment In Israel

29th February 2012

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...

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Deep Purple Axe Concert

16th January 2012

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...

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Wave Of Support For Tony Iommi Following Cancer Diagnosis

10th January 2012

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 -...

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Jon Lord Thanks Fans For Cancer Support

31st August 2011

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...

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Deep Purple Star Jon Lord Battling Cancer

11th August 2011

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...

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Jon Lord Composes Piece For Local Kids' Orchestra

31st May 2011

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...

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Deep Purple Attack Israel Boycott 'Wimps'

13th May 2011

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...

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

11th May 2011

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...

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Fascinating Fact 11255

12th April 2011

British rockers Deep Purple will hit the road later this year (11) with a symphony orchestra to put a classical spin on their greatest hits. The tour will kick off in the U.K. in November...

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Fascinating Fact 11142

24th March 2011

Heavy rockers Deep Purple met Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev for tea on Wednesday (23Mar11). The President is a lifelong fan of the band. The meeting took place at the President's official residence outside Moscow.

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Portnoy Forms New Supergroup

4th January 2011

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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Blackmore Remembers Late Former Manager Edwards

14th November 2010

Guitarist RITCHIE BLACKMORE has paid tribute to DEEP PURPLE's former manager TONY EDWARDS, who has died at the age of 78.Edwards looked after the band from 1967 and was instrumental in their early success, even...

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Sandra Bullock's Surprise Serenade

24th June 2010

Sandra Bullock gave a surprise serenade at the Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood recovery show on Tuesday (22.06.10).The Oscar winning-actress - who has only recently begun a return to public life following revelations...

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Russell Brand Gets Noel Inspiration

23rd June 2010

Russell Brand based his latest film character on Noel Gallagher.The British funnyman plays arrogant and drug-addled womaniser Aldous Snow in new movie 'Get Him to the Greek' and says hearing stories from the former Oasis...

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Ronnie James Dio Buried

1st June 2010

Ronnie James Dio's memorial service took place on Sunday (30.05.10).Over 1,000 fans paid tribute to the former Black Sabbath frontman - who lost his battle with stomach cancer last month at the age of 67...

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Ronnie James Dio Dies

17th May 2010

Heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio has died.The musician - who replaced Ozzy Osbourne as the frontman of Black Sabbath in 1979 - passed away yesterday (16.05.10) at the age of 67 at a hospital...

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Hughes Can't Believe The Story Of His Life After Writing Autobiography

22nd March 2010

Former DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH star GLENN HUGHES plans to shock fans with stories of debauchery and drug use in a new autobiography.The legendary singer and bassist has teamed up with writer Joel MCIver...

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Fascinating Fact 8534

20th December 2009

Classic rockers DEEP PURPLE, WISHBONE ASH and URIAH HEEP are teaming up to tour South Africa next summer (10). The three acts will make up the Masters Of Rock tour with three shows confirmed and...

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Jimi Hendrix Has Greatest Riff

27th November 2009

Jimi Hendrix's 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' has been voted as having the best guitar riff of all time.The 1970 track beat Guns N' Roses classic 'Sweet Child O'Mine' - which topped the poll five years...

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Deep Purple Look Back At Great Gigs On New Live Album

8th October 2009

DEEP PURPLE is to release the best moments from its favourite shows on a new career-encompassing live album.Space Truckin' Round the World Live 68-76 will feature rare live recordings from concerts in Europe, Japan and...

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Deep Purple Fined For Performing Their Own Songs In Russia

4th July 2009

Rockers DEEP PURPLE have been fined for playing their own songs in Russia.A local court has handed down the fine after Ian Gillan, Ian Paice and Roger Glover failed to clear rights to their tunes...

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Lord: 'Ulrich Won't Be Part Of Any Deep Purple Plans'

7th January 2009

Former DEEP PURPLE star JON LORD has ruled out reforming the rock group's 'Mark III' line-up without drummer IAN PAICE, dashing METALLICA star LARS ULRICH's dreams of playing with his idols. In a post of...

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Ulrich Offers His Services To Deep Purple

5th January 2009

Rocker LARS ULRICH is looking to take a break from METALLICA to tour with members of supergroup DEEP PURPLE. Ulrich has offered to join David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes and Jon Lord if the trio reteams...

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The Things They Say 10608

24th December 2008

"It sounds like a mix between the POSTMAN PAT theme tune and DEEP PURPLE's SMOKE ON THE WATER." FRANCIS ROSSI on STATUS QUO's first ever festive single, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME....

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