Time for another legendary Budokan show? Following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick and, actually, the Ian Gillan Band, Deep Purple filmed and recorded its April 12, 2014 show in Tokyo for future release.
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As Deep Purple gathers to pay tribute to Jon Lord tonight, guitarist Steve Morse remembers the band’s co-founding keyboardist as someone he “connected with intensely,” and from the first. In the end, Morse remains “one of Jon’s biggest fans.”
‘I know who’s doing that’: Deep Purple’s Don Airey felt a familiar presence during tribute to Jon Lord, Gary Moore
Don Airey takes fans into the emotional sessions for “Adagio,” a song from All Keyed Up where the keyboardist pays tribute to both Jon Lord, whom he replaced in Deep Purple, as well as former bandmate Gary Moore.
‘We perform anywhere we are invited’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says controversial Cyprus concert will go on
A forthcoming concert by Deep Purple in Cyprus has created an uproar, with reports that Greek Cypriot officials tried to prevent the show from happening on the Turkish side of the divided Mediterranean island.
This was the one where Ritchie Blackmore refused to go on stage, because it was not yet sunset — and he felt that would dim the impact of Deep Purple’s lightshow.
‘That’s our foundation’: Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, others talk about Deep Purple’s sweeping impact
Deep Purple began its march into rock history with the addition of Ian Gillan and Roger Glover 45 years ago. Lineups have changed over the years, but the two remain — along with founding drummer Ian Paice — a cornerstone of the Purple sound.
Deep Purple went some eight years between Rapture of the Deep and last year’s studio comeback effort Now What?! Ian Gillan doesn’t expect it to be anywhere near that long next time.
Anyone with lingering concerns about the ability to rock of one Deep Purple — led by a trio in Ian Paice, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan who’ve been with the group since the late 1960s — is directed to this bonus track from their newly released Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition.
OK, I don’t know what’s up with this, but it seems that at one time there were a lot of rock ‘n’ roll bands out there where different members had similar names.
Turns out, Ritchie Blackmore’s sudden switch from the outsized rock riffage of Deep Purple and Rainbow to the the medieval folkways of Blackmore’s Night shouldn’t come as such a surprise.