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Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 5, Now What?!

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 5, Now What?!

In the end, the lack of an easily identifiable, marketable image is a two-edged sword.

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 4, Rainbows, Snakes and the Glory Road

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 4, Rainbows, Snakes and the Glory Road

Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale and Ian Gillan explore new sounds during a hiatus.

‘We’re working on new songs’: Deep Purple returns to the studio during break from touring

‘We’re working on new songs’: Deep Purple returns to the studio during break from touring

The group is also getting geared up for the World Cup. Well, all but one of them.

‘Step aside, Grandpa!’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan has a curt response to those calls for retirement

‘Step aside, Grandpa!’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan has a curt response to those calls for retirement

The now-68-year-old rocker joined Deep Purple in 1969 as it rebuilt for its most celebrated era.

‘A great kick in the backside’: Ian Gillan says Deep Purple has been reinvigorated by Now What?!

‘A great kick in the backside’: Ian Gillan says Deep Purple has been reinvigorated by Now What?!

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.

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “First Sign Of Madness” from Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition (2014)

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “First Sign Of Madness” from Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition (2014)

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.

‘It would have been the end of Deep Purple’: Ian Gillan wasn’t sorry to see Ritchie Blackmore go

‘It would have been the end of Deep Purple’: Ian Gillan wasn’t sorry to see Ritchie Blackmore go

With time comes nostalgia, for the way we want to remember things — rather, sometimes, than the way they actually were. Such is the case, Ian Gillan argues, with Deep Purple fans and Ritchie Blackmore.

Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers: Live (2013)

Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers: Live (2013)

Getting the old gang back together after more than decade to record a studio album was one thing for Deep Purple. The true test of the Mark II edition’s newfound musical camaraderie would be found on the concert trail.

‘His spiritual strength is what remains’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan gives a touching tribute to Jon Lord

‘His spiritual strength is what remains’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan gives a touching tribute to Jon Lord

The death of Jon Lord had a profound impact on Deep Purple during the recording of its newest album Now What?!, even though he’d left the group some 10 years before.

‘I wished I’d never mentioned that’: Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan is still at work on two books

‘I wished I’d never mentioned that’: Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan is still at work on two books

Frontman Ian Gillan helped Deep Purple complete its first album of new material since 2005 with this year’s Now What?! Now, it’s time to get back to those two books he promised, right?