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Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are? (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are? (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Not as perfect as ‘In Rock’ and not as successful as ‘Machine Head,’ Deep Purple’s ‘Who Do We Think We Are?’ is often forgotten – but it shouldn’t be.

How Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ ‘almost got left off the album’

How Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ ‘almost got left off the album’

Inspired by a Dec. 4, 1971 blaze at Montreux, “Smoke on the Water” nearly missed being included on Deep Purple’s ‘Machine Head.’ Roger Glover explains.

Deep Purple began a long charge forward with Shades of Deep Purple

Deep Purple began a long charge forward with Shades of Deep Purple

Released in July 1968, the embryonic ‘Shades of Deep Purple’ already underscored the novel and industrious path that Deep Purple would take.

Ian Gillan says Deep Purple isn’t focused on loudness anymore: ‘It’s a vast improvement’

Ian Gillan says Deep Purple isn’t focused on loudness anymore: ‘It’s a vast improvement’

Ian Gillan talks frankly about Deep Purple’s legendary ’70s-era status as the world’s loudest band, and how things have changed since then.

Ian Gillan picks the classic track Deep Purple should play: ‘It is my favorite DP song’

Ian Gillan picks the classic track Deep Purple should play: ‘It is my favorite DP song’

With three stints going back to 1969, Ian Gillan has a unique perspective on Deep Purple’s catalog. Here’s the song he always wanted to perform live.

Ian Gillan on the differences between solo and Deep Purple songs: ‘I’d find something a little more acceptable’

Ian Gillan on the differences between solo and Deep Purple songs: ‘I’d find something a little more acceptable’

Ian Gillan’s career away from Deep Purple has provided him with a chance to explore different parts of his songwriting craft.

Steve Howe sings the praises of fellow guitarist Steve Morse: ‘The breadth of the music!’

Steve Howe sings the praises of fellow guitarist Steve Morse: ‘The breadth of the music!’

Steve Morse, as Ritchie Blackmore’s successor in Deep Purple, doesn’t always get the respect he deserves. But Steve Howe simply loves the guy.

Ever wondered what Ian Gillan did during those super-long Ritchie Blackmore solos?: ‘It was his personal orgy’

Ever wondered what Ian Gillan did during those super-long Ritchie Blackmore solos?: ‘It was his personal orgy’

Deep Purple has always been known for its explorative improvisational journeys, something that led frontman Ian Gillan to a hilarious distraction.

Ian Gillan expounds on his shocking split with Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I didn’t want Deep Purple to be that way’

Ian Gillan expounds on his shocking split with Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I didn’t want Deep Purple to be that way’

Deep Purple’s stunning breakup with founding guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was about more than personality clashes, Ian Gillan says.

Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s legendary lineup changes: ‘Our career was decided by tantrums’

Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s legendary lineup changes: ‘Our career was decided by tantrums’

Deep Purple’s comings and goings have long provided gossip fodder, but Ian Gillan says there’s often been a very simple explanation for all of it.