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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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Deep Purple – Back to ’84

The Melbourne, Australia show from Deep Purple's 1984 reunion tour will be released on DVD in the fall. As someone who saw the show three times on that tour, I'll be picking my copy up!

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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 the 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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Ulrich: Deep Purple Should Be in Rock Hall

The guys in Deep Purple are celebrating their 45th anniversary with another album and the latest round of tour dates. But if Metallica's Lars Ulrich had anything to say about it, they'd also have a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Ritchie Blackmore Having a Change of Heart?

Deep Purple and Rainbow founder Ritchie Blackmore has turned his back on the music that made him famous for the past quarter century, but it sounds like he's having a change of heart.

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Deep Purple Planning Special ‘Smoke’

Deep Purple may do a special version of "Smoke on the Water" in Switzerland this July.

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Deep Purple Steve’s Morse Opens Up About ‘NOW What?!’

Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse recently chatted with Something Else with respect to  the group's new album 'NOW What?!' as well as his place in Deep Purple's history.

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Deep Purple-Remembering Lord

A Jon Lord tribute concert is being planned for early next year in England.

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Deep Purple-Now What?

Deep Purple released their 19th studio album last month titled 'Now What', which brings up the question...now what?

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