GNR, Def Leppard, Deep Purple, Collective Soul Supergroup Plan EP
... Kings of Chaos, the new supergroup featuring members of Guns N' Roses, Deep Purple
, Velvet Revolver, Slash, Def Leppard, Collective Soul, The Cult, Alter Bridge, and Skid Row, rocked Cape Town, South Africa and revealed that they are planning to record an EP. The EP revelation came during the band's "pre-concert hype" for the concert, according to a Rolling Stone South Africa's Doug Davenport who spoke with the band's ringleader Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver). The supergroup revealed that they are currently working on writing original material for the EP as they travel across the globe performing their collective hits. However, they apparently did not offer a time table for when they expect the EP to be released. You can read the Rolling Stone report for a full review of the show, which gives you an idea of the star power involved in this group, and also stream their exclusive interview with McKagan, here. Kings of Chaos Tour Dates/Tickets Kings of Chaos CDs, DVDs and MP3s Kings of Chaos T-shirts and Posters Kings of Chaos CDs, vinyl and rarities . ...end .News Reports GNR, Def Leppard, Deep Purple
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Ricky Martin Previews New Single “Come With Me”, Reveals Purple Cover Art
... Timomatic and Stan Walker. They specialize in upbeat dance-pop and have given Ricky one of their finest radio-ready anthems (at least, if the preview is any indication). The cover art is less inspiring. This is one of the best-looking men in the world. Why would you distort his face and use that drab purple color? "Come With Me" hits iTunes on June 14. Until then, the brief snippet below will have to suffice. Tell us what you think about the crooner's comeback in the comments. Come With Me (Teaser) by Ricky Martin Ricky Martin Previews New Single “Come With Me”, Reveals Purple
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Purple Rain at The Prytania for The Purple One's Bornday
... performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live with a band that featured two of New Orleans' premier artists, Ledisi and Trombone Shorty. You can watch that performance here. Ledisi is a Grammy-nominated bandleader herself, and her willingness to sing backing vocals in someone else's band is a testament to the Purple
One's legendary and pervasive influence. Trombone Shorty, of course, is a world-class trumpeter and trombonist and one of the finest musical ambassadors New Orleans has. Rumor has it that both Ledisi and Shorty will appear on Prince's new album, Plectrum Electrum, which is due out sometime later in 2013. Known for recruiting sexiest, most talented female band members, The Purple
One does it again with the new album - check out the enticingly jammy album preview, featuring his new all-female band of rockers, here. Tickets for both Prince film screenings cum birthday bashes are available at www.theprytania.com. Prince Birthday Celebration b/w Purple Rain Screenings Date: Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 Time: 10:00 p.m. showtimes Location: The Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania Street Neighborhood: Uptown Admission: $10.50 Adult, $9.50 College Student (W/ID), $8.50 Senior Ages: 18+ Purple Rain at The Prytania for The Purple
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Deep Purple (1968-1976; 1984-)
Rod Evans (vocals) 1968-1969
Nick Simper (bass) 1968-1969
Ritchie Blackmore (guitar) 1968-1975; 1984-1993
Jon Lord (keyboards) 1968-1976; 1984-
Ian Paice (drums) 1968-1976; 1984-
Ian Gillan (vocals) 1969-1973; 1984-1989; 1993-
Roger Glover (bass) 1969-1973; 1984-
Glenn Hughes (bass) 1973-1976
David Coverdale (vocals) 1973-1976
Tommy Bolin (guitar) 1975-1976
Joe Lynn Turner (vocals) 1989-1993
Joe Satriani (guitar) 1993-1994
Steve Morse (guitar) 1994-
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Gillan sang in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar before joining the band. His powerful vocals set the standard for the role.
During his time apart from Deep Purple, Gillan formed the predictably-titled Ian Gillan Band, which released 6 albums between 1978 and 1982. He was also in Black Sabbath for a short time (not with Ozzy).
Glover has done session and production work for Judas Priest, Nazareth, Spencer Davis, Gillan, and Rainbow. Rainbow is the group Blackmore formed when he left Deep Purple.
After leaving Deep Purple, Coverdale went on to stardom in the '80s hair band Whitesnake.
Original singer Evans used the Deep Purple name to play West Coast bars in the early 1980s.
The first album recorded after Gillan and Glover joined was recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It didn't do too well commercially.
Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani has played guitar for the band on tour.
Turner started his music career in a Deep Purple cover band. After Gillan's second departure, he got a chance at the real thing. He had also been a singer for Rainbow.
Gillan was in many bands before joining Deep Purple. They include: Wainright's Gentlemen, The Moonshiners, and the Hickies.
Lord was in a band with Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood called The Santa Barbara Machine Head. Lord also was a member of the Artwoods. The lead singer of that group was Ron Wood's brother, Art Wood.
One of Blackmore's previous bands was called the Roman Empire, which performed wearing gladiator outfits.
Deep Purple was originally signed to the Tetragrammaton label, a US-based company owned by comedian Bill Cosby.
They adopted the Deep Purple name following a brief Scandinavian tour, immediately after which the quintet began recording their debut album, whose sound was heavily influenced by the US band Vanilla Fudge.
Bolin replaced Ritchie Blackmore who left the band in 1975. Tommy died a year later on December 4th 1976 of a drug overdose.He was 25.
They held the Guinness Book of World Records title of the Worlds Loudest Band (117 dB) in the 1975-76 edition. (thanks, rick - woodland, CA)
Deep Purple has undergone various line-up changes labeled in "Marks." Mark 2 was the most successful featuring Ian Gillan as singer, Richie Blackmore as guitarist, Roger Glover on bass, Ian Paice on drums, and Jon Lord on keyboards. Today, only Ian Paice is an original member. Jon Lord and Richie Blackmore would have also been original but Steve Morse replaced Blackmore full time and Jon Lord retired in 2001 and thus was replaced by Don Airey who had played with various bands including Jethro Tull and Rainbow. (thanks, Aram - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The Canadian superstar talks about his sudden rise to fame, and tells the stories behind his hits "Sunglasses At Night," "Boy In The Box" and "Never Surrender."
Gary Louris of The Jayhawks
The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.
Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets
The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.