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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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20 Years Ago: Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore Has Onstage Meltdown

What Deep Purple fans saw on Nov. 9, 1993 at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, wasn't anything like a promised 25th anniversary celebration of the band. It was, instead, one of the final nights with founding member Ritchie Blackmore.

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Nirvana, KISS, Deep Purple + More Nominated for 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its nominees for the class of 2014. Among those being considered for a 2014 induction include Nirvana, KISS, Deep Purple + many more.

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Deep Purple ’70s Albums Box Set Announced

If you've been meaning to collect all of Deep Purple's LPs from their peak decade, things just got a whole lot easier for you: This fall, Rhino Records will release the box set 'Deep Purple: The Complete Albums 1970 - 1976.'

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Ian Gillan Has ‘No Desire’ to Reunite With Ritchie Blackmore

It's been 20 years since Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple, and by all accounts, both he and the band are happier now. Still, some fans will never stop hoping for a reunion -- something that, according to singer Ian Gillan, will never happen.

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Steve Miller Band Tribute Features Members of Yes, Asia, Deep Purple

Purple Pyramid's ongoing series of tribute records has offered new re-recordings of hits by a growing list of artists that includes Genesis and Yes. The latest offering pays tribute to theĀ Steve Miller Band.

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40 Years Ago: Ian Gillan Quits Deep Purple

By mid-1973, the bloom was off the rose for Deep Purple. Internal issues had risen to the top and long-standing lead singer Ian Gillan opted to leave the band. At the same time, bassist Roger Glover was told his services were no longer needed, by direct order of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The Deep Purple lineup known as Mark II, was no more.

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