Coverdale Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of His Deep Purple Stage Debut
... (Classic Rock) Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale has commemorated his first live show with Deep Purple
by posting a special tribute on the homepage of his website. Coverdale - the so-called "singing salesman from Redcar" who was plucked from obscurity to replace Ian Gillan - made his stage debut with Mk III line-up of Purple
40 years ago today, on December 9, 1973. The singer has posted the following message on the Whitesnake website: " It was 40 years ago this very day, December 9, 1973, when I had the indescribable honour of walking on stage with the extraordinary talents of Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Ian Paice and Glenn Hughes at the KB Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark for the very first time. "The Burn album had yet to be released, but it showed the balls of the guys in the band to go out and play brand-new, unheard songs to a rapturous Danish audience. An unforgettable experience for me." Watch Coverdale performing Burn with Purple
at the California Jam in 1974 here. Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. Coverdale Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of His Deep Purple
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Deep Purple Stream Song From NOW What?! Gold Edition
... (hennemusic) Deep Purple
released the Gold Edition of their 2013 album, "NOW What?!", in Europe this past week, and the group has issued an instrumental version of "Hell To Pay" to help promote the project. The 2-disc set includes an expanded version of the band's latest studio album along with two bonus tracks ("It'll Be Me" and "First Sign Of Madness"), and the "NOW What?! Live Tapes", a collection of 12 live songs that have been recorded in Rome, Milan, Gaevle and Aalborg on the band's current tour. Fans who have purchased "NOW What?!" will have the chance to buy the double pack, paying less than a newly released live album. Fans of vinyl will have the chance to purchase the live album as a limited heavy vinyl double LP. Check out the stream here. hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Deep Purple
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Deep Purple Perfect Strangers Tour Documentary Goes Online
... (hennemusic) A tour documentary featured on the new Deep Purple
DVD, "Perfect Strangers Live", is now streaming online. The "Perfect Strangers Live" DVD mixes then-new tracks from the "Perfect Strangers" album with favourites from the early 70s. Released last month, the project captures the 1984 long-awaited reunion of the classic Deep Purple
Mark II lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It was the first time they had been together since 1973. The lineup recorded a brand new studio album, "Perfect Strangers", and headed out on tour to promote it. The band's show in Melbourne, Australia was professionally filmed and is the only full-length concert recording of Deep Purple
at this time. Check out the documentary hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Deep 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)
Dino Cazares of Fear Factory
The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.