Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. The band is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-seventies". They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
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DEEP PURPLE's ROGER GLOVER On Being Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'It's Not That Special To Us'
Morgan Richards Interviews recently had a chat with DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover. You can now listen to the question-and-answer session below. Asked about DEEP PURPLE's ongoing "The Long Goodbye Tour", which has fueled speculation that the band…
via Blabber Mouth at December 11, 2017
Six-time Grammy Award-nominated musical virtuosos DIXIE DREGS are gearing up for a national U.S. tour starting February 28. The performances will mark the first time in 40 years the original band — Steve Morse (guitar), Andy West (bass), Allen Sloan…
via Blabber Mouth at November 30, 2017
Ian Gillan Ponders the Concept of Infinity, Talks Finality of Deep Purple: 'The End Is Nigh But Not That Nigh' [Exclusive Interview]
In our interview with Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, we discussed an anecdote from his autobiography on the concept of infinity, the band's current tour + more. Continue reading…
via Loudwire at November 13, 2017
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