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Deep Purple, Rush, and Yes
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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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2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Kiss, Yes, Deep Purple Among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Kiss, Deep Purple, Yes, and Peter Gabriel are among the nominees for the 2014 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other classic rock hopefuls include Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, and the Zombies.

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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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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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