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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Announces Inductees
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Announces Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their 2016 inductees, but who actually gets in? The artists being honored this year include Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, and N.W.A., but several current musicians associated with the acts will be excluded. Deep Purple first three lineups will be represented and will be bringing two bassists into the hall,...

Three Rainbow 1979 Live Sets Available in One Package
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Three Rainbow 1979 Live Sets Available in One Package

When Rainbow hit the road in 1979, the band looked different. Singer Ronnie James Dio had exited and Graham Bonnet had taken over vocals for the Ritchie Blackmore-led band. Guitarist Blackmore’s Deep Purple bandmate, bassist Roger Glover, had also newly joined the fold as both bassist and producer, and the reformed group recorded a commercially successful album, Down to Earth....

Deep Purple Announces North American Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Deep Purple Announces North American Tour Dates

After touring Europe this year, Deep Purple will be bringing their NOW What?! tour to North America, starting August 4th. The outing is in support of their 19th studio album of the same name that was released last year. The band, anchored by bass powerhouse Roger Glover, will start their journey in Arizona before snaking up the West Coast, into...

Deep Purple: Pictures of Home, Live at Montreux
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Deep Purple: Pictures of Home, Live at Montreux

Our Facebook friend Keith Devereux wrote to us saying, “How about some videos of Roger Glover? A very much overlooked but very talented Bass player.” It reminded me of one of my favorite Deep Purple tunes, “Pictures of Home,” which first appeared on their iconic Machine Head album. Here’s Glover with Deep Purple performing the song at in Montreux in...

Deep Purple Releases “Perfect Strangers Live” DVD/CD
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Deep Purple Releases “Perfect Strangers Live” DVD/CD

1984 was a big year for Deep Purple fans. The band, notorious for personnel changes, announced a full-scale reunion with its classic “Mark II” lineup of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, singer Ian Gillan, keyboardist Jon Lord, drummer Ian Paice and bassist Roger Glover. The resulting Perfect Strangers album was the lineup’s first work together since 1973 and ultimately led to a...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the list of nominees for the 2014 induction, and the bass world is well represented. Half of the artists have been nominated before, with several returning from last year’s picks, while the other half are all first-time nominees. This includes Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Yes, Link...

Deep Purple Releases “NOW What?!”
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Deep Purple Releases “NOW What?!”

It’s been forty-five years since Deep Purple released their debut album, Shades of Deep Purple. In that time, the group has gone through numerous lineups and countless trials and tribulations. After it all they’re ready for more with their 19th studio album, NOW What?!, an 11-track effort of brand new material. The band’s current lineup includes three classic lineup members...

Roger Glover Releases “If Life Was Easy”
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Roger Glover Releases “If Life Was Easy”

Deep Purple’s Roger Glover has released his fifth solo album called If Life Was Easy. The bassist wrote or cowrote all of the 16 tracks, which was reportedly recorded in 2007 and features his daughter Gillian among others. Glover, who is about to tour Europe with Deep Purple, says the eclectic mix of songs are reflections on his recent life....

Deep Purple “Phoenix Rising” DVD Released
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Deep Purple “Phoenix Rising” DVD Released

Deep Purple’s history is examined in Phoenix Rising, a DVD/CD package that includes the film “Gettin’ Tighter,” which tells the band’s story revolving around its Mark IV lineup and eventual demise through in-depth interviews, never told stories and backstage footage. In addition to the 90-minute documentary, 30 minutes of never-before-seen concert footage from their 1975 performance at Tokyo’s Budokan Arena,...

Deep Purple Announce “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour
Concerts & Tours

Deep Purple Announce “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour

Deep Purple have announced “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour, which will be the group’s first North American tour in four years. The trek marks another milestone as it will be the first time they perform with a symphony orchestra on the continent. The orchestra will accompany them on every date except for San Francisco. The lineup for the shows...