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‘Something wonderful will take place’: David Coverdale says Jon Lord’s passing could spark Deep Purple reunion

‘Something wonderful will take place’: David Coverdale says Jon Lord’s passing could spark Deep Purple reunion

In a moving farewell to his former bandmate in Deep Purple, David Coverdale says the terrible loss of founding keyboardist Jon Lord just might serve as the spark the band needs to get back together.

Newsted – Metal (2013)

Since leaving Metallica, Jason Newsted’s record hasn’t exactly backed up statements that he was into heavier music and how things might have changed during the dark period of Load and Re-Load if the bassist had more input.

Philip H. Anselmo/Warbeast – War of the Gargantuas split (2013)

Long rumored and long awaited, this split EP from Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records gives fans the first taste of the former Pantera and current Down frontman’s upcoming solo work.

‘I can’t think of a better axiom’: Beer-swilling David Lee Roth talks Van Halen’s ‘Stay Frosty,’ and a certain tattoo

‘I can’t think of a better axiom’: Beer-swilling David Lee Roth talks Van Halen’s ‘Stay Frosty,’ and a certain tattoo

David Lee Roth celebrates, in his own inimitable way, a No. 16 ranking for Van Halen’s “Stay Frosty” on the Rolling Stone magazine list of the Top 10 songs for 2012: By drinking a tall boy beer and discussing a favorite tattoo.

Adler – Back from the Dead (2012)

Drummer Steven Adler has built a fair bit of legend in hard rock circles, but for all the wrong reasons. Adler, you may recall, was the guy who was kicked out of Guns n’ Roses because of his drug problem. That takes some real effort.

T&N – Slave to the Empire (2012)

What do you get when you mix the three original members of Dokken who were not named Don Dokken with drummer Brian Tichy and guest shots from a few of the best singers in the hard rock realm? A surprisingly solid and vibrant record.

‘His spirit is very much in the record’: Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s emotional tribute to Jon Lord

‘His spirit is very much in the record’: Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s emotional tribute to Jon Lord

Deep Purple’s new album will be both a departure and an opportunity to pay tribute to fallen co-founder Jon Lord, frontman Ian Gillan says.

Jordan Richardson’s Top Albums for 2012: Metal and Hard Rock

It took some doing, but I’ve finally completed the sacrifices necessary to appease the Dark Lord. With the fiery strength He gave me, I was able to narrow down a list

Gimme Five: Songs where Van Halen, well, sucked

Gimme Five: Songs where Van Halen, well, sucked

Criticizing Van Halen for the times it were too corny or over-the-top almost feels disingenuous. After all, the band’s legend was founded on their blend of dizzying virtuosity with pervy jokester asides.

Something Else! sneak peek: Jason Newsted, “Soldierhead” (2013)

A few weeks ago former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, who has been fairly quiet since his departure from Voivod, suddenly popped up with a new website and some teasers to new music coming.