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Deep Purple's Ian Gillan Is A Secret Carpenter

Deep Purple's Ian Gillan is a secret carpenter.The 'Smoke on the Water' hitmaker has confessed he makes his own furniture, including an oak table and mahogany desk.He told Mojo magazine: ''I've built quite a bit...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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