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Deep Purple Announce Two New Live Releases

A pair of Deep Purple's biggest recent live performances are being commemorated with two new concert recordings from the band.

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Watch Glenn Hughes Join David Coverdale Onstage for a Deep Purple Song

The audience at Whitesnake's June 9 tour stop in Beverly Hills received a welcome surprise when Glenn Hughes, frontman David Coverdale's former bandmate in Deep Purple, stopped by to lend his vocals to a performance of the Purple classic "Lay Down, Stay Down."

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David Coverdale Reveals More Details About Abandoned Deep Purple Reunion Project

If you were disappointed to learn that Whitesnake's new album rose out of a botched reunion effort between former Deep Purple bandmates David Coverdale and Ritchie Blackmore, you may want to stop reading this now, because the project could have been even more tantalizing than we realized.

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Five Bands That Deserve to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Accompanying this morning's announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2015 induction class was the usual head shaking and open-mouthed disbelief that some of classic rock's oldest and most worthy bands were passed up once again.

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Bruce Dickinson + Glenn Hughes Perform Deep Purple’s ‘Burn’ at Jon Lord Tribute Show

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson and former Deep Purple bassist / vocalist Glenn Hughes tag-teamed the classic track 'Burn' at Jon Lord tribute concert.

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Deep Purple Finally Set To Issue Legendary ‘Graz 1975′ This Fall

Deep Purple will officially issue the 'Graz 1975' concert, long considered the best-ever from its Mk III edition.

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Deep Purple Expected to Draw 100,000 for Controversial Concert

Deep Purple's decision to perform in Turkish-occupied Cyprus may not be sitting well with certain pundits and a number of fans, but the show itself looks like it's shaping up to be a colossal event.

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Deep Purple To Issue Deluxe Editions Of ‘Made In Japan’

In late-1972, Deep Purple released one of the most heralded live albums of all time. 'Made In Japan' captured the legendary band at what was perhaps the peak of their powers. On May 19, Universal Music is set to reissue the landmark album in a special deluxe package that is sure to have fans drooling.

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40 Years Ago: Deep Purple Release ‘Burn’

Most rock fans like to hear something a little different when their favorite artists release a new album. But when Deep Purple released their eighth studio LP, 'Burn,' on Feb. 15, 1974, things had changed for the band in some major ways.

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42 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Concert Fire Inspires ‘Smoke on the Water’

On Dec. 4, 1971, the small town of Montreux, Switzerland, became a place forever linked to rock history. A fire at the Montreux Casino during a concert by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention inspired Deep Purple's classic 'Smoke on the Water.'

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Fire Destroys Recording Studio, But Deep Purple Avoid Another ‘Smoke on the Water’

The German recording studio where an upcoming live release was mixed for Deep Purple has been destroyed in a fire.

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Geddy Lee Supports Deep Purple and Yes Rock Hall Inductions

One of the cool things about being a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is getting to cast your vote in subsequent inductions -- and freshly minted Rock Hall member Geddy Lee sounds like he's already given some thought to who he'll vote for when he casts his first ballot.

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