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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.

‘So laid back, and yet it’s so intense’: Deep Purple confirms new album for 2015, talks best ever

‘So laid back, and yet it’s so intense’: Deep Purple confirms new album for 2015, talks best ever

After eight years between releases, Roger Glover says “we can’t wait that long.”

‘I loved the guy; I miss him’: Deep Purple’s Roger Glover remembers Ronnie James Dio’s softer side

‘I loved the guy; I miss him’: Deep Purple’s Roger Glover remembers Ronnie James Dio’s softer side

Roger Glover has, over his storied career, worked with a number of legends — from Ritchie Blackmore and David Coverdale to Jon Lord and Ian Gillan. None perhaps touched him like Ronnie James Dio.

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (2013)

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (2013)

Detailing almost the precise moment that Ritchie Blackmore began his transition toward ren-faire rock, this 1995 Rainbow performance for Germany’s Rockpalast isn’t by any means essential — but it sure is interesting.

‘It freshens up the old stuff’: Ian Gillan says Now What?! has given Deep Purple new life

‘It freshens up the old stuff’: Ian Gillan says Now What?! has given Deep Purple new life

When Deep Purple released Now What?! earlier this year, it represented more for frontman Ian Gillan than the group’s first new music in eight years. It was a shot in the arm for the franchise.

Ian Gillan on his humble beginnings with Deep Purple: ‘A jumble of jamming and endless racket’

Ian Gillan on his humble beginnings with Deep Purple: ‘A jumble of jamming and endless racket’

Ian Gillan, fresh off a triumphal return in Now What?! with Deep Purple, looks back at his lengthy career — beginning with his very first appearance with the band.

‘We write the rules’: Deep Purple to release two songs at once ahead of first album in eight years

‘We write the rules’: Deep Purple to release two songs at once ahead of first album in eight years

Those patiently waiting for new Deep Purple are about to get a double-shot of fresh sounds, as the group releases a pair of songs simultaneously — “Hell to Pay” and “All the Time in the World.” Check out a lyric video for the latter here.

Forgotten series: Episode Six – The Roots Of Deep Purple: The Complete Episode Six (1994)

Formed in the summer of 1964, Episode Six quickly developed a star-studded reputation as a hotshot live band.

One Track Mind: Deep Purple's Roger Glover, "The Car Won't Start" (2011)

A tune that couldn’t be further away from the dark organ-based groove of his band, “The Car Won’t Stop” finds Deep Purple’s Roger Glover indulging in a childhood passion for skiffle.

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