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Jon Lord Has Sadly Passed Away

July 16, 2012

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family. Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary Read More…


Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi to Release WhoCares Album

May 7, 2012

via Loudwire.com It was one of the most welcome surprises of 2011, and now comes word that the collaborative effort WhoCares featuring Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan will be more than just a one-off charity single project. The metal vets teamed up last year to release the song ‘Out of My Mind’ Read More…


“Smoke” clears ‘InTheStudio’ for the 40th anniversary of DEEP PURPLE’s Machine Head

April 16, 2012

Dallas, TX – April 16, 2012.  North American syndicated rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands takes a look at Deep Purple’s Machine Head album which, along with led Zeppelin IV and Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, is widely considered to be the Holy Trinity of British hard rock.  Having successfully moved away Read More…


Deep Purple Heats Up Winnipeg’s MTS Centre

February 17, 2012

Examiner.com Deep Purple brought their pioneering brand of British hard rock to Winnipeg’s MTS Centre last night (2/15/12). Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their rock anthem, and biggest hit “Smoke On The Water,” the veteran U.K. band are currently in the middle of 17-city cross-Canada tour, which ends in Vancouver at the end of February. Read More…


Still Smoking: How Deep Purple Keeps the Fire Burning After 18 Years On the Road

February 6, 2012

OttawaCitizen.com Deep Purple in concert When & where: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Ottawa Civic Centre Tossing guitar wiz Steve Morse onto the smouldering embers of Deep Purple helped fuel a new era for the classic British rockers that’s kept them burning for nearly two decades. Since the flaxen-haired guitar hero replaced rock legend Ritchie Blackmore in Read More…


Deep Purple to Release New Studio Album Next Year

January 24, 2012

via Blabbermouth.net British hard rock legends Deep Purple are very excited by the prospect of making a new and significant album. To that end, they have decided to extend their writing and recording period through the summer of 2012. Commented Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan: “We know we will disappoint some of our fans this summer. Read More…


Deep Purple ‘Smoke On The Nation Tour’ Canada 2012

November 29, 2011

Tickets On Sale Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 am (local time) *Tickets for Kingston on sale at 11:00am EST *Tickets for Toronto on sale at 12:00pm EST Vancouver, BC ~ Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to present the first Canadian tour dates for rock pioneers, Deep Purple. February 2012 will be known as ‘the heaviest Read More…


Roger Glover New Album “IF LIfE WAS EASY”

August 17, 2011

Roger Glover was born on the 30 November 1945 on a farm near Brecon, Wales. He has one younger sister, Christine. His musical career started in 1960 when he was living in Pinner, Middlesex and going to Harrow County School, where he helped form his first group, The Madisons. Personnel changes led the group name Read More…


Russian President Welcomes Deep Purple to His Home

March 24, 2011

From www.spinner.com Russian president and life-long Deep Purple fan Dmitry Medvedev saw his dream of meeting his heroes realised after welcoming the band to his residence on Wednesday. Meeting singer Ian Gillan and company before their concert in Moscow, Medvedev heralded the band’s arrival at his home by cranking up the volume and blasting out a Read More…


Ian Gillan Says ‘It’s About Time’ For Deep Purple To Begin Work On New Album

February 28, 2011

From roadrunnerrecords.com DEEP PURPLE, one of Britain’s foremost hard rock bands, took part in a press conference yesterday (Tuesday, February 22) in Mexico City ahead of the group’s short tour of Mexico. When asked if there are any plans for DEEP PURPLE to record a new studio album soon, the band’s vocalist, Ian Gillan, replied, “I Read More…


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