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Rock Report: Deep Purple Progressing On New Album

Heavy Metal godfathers Deep Purple are hard at work on a new album according to bassist Roger Glover (on right in picture above)

Glover says they've completed 14 songs with producer Bob Ezrin and will choose the best 11 or 12 for the upcoming release which is tentatively scheduled to be released February 2013

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Ritchie Blackmore ‘Couldn’t Care Less’ If Deep Purple Make Hall of Fame

After years of being completely overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, pioneering hard rockers Deep Purple received word last week that they are among the nominees this year. But if you're hoping for an epic reunion jam on 'Highway Star' at this year's ceremony, not so fast -- in a new interview, former Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore says he has no interest in whether the band is inducted or not.

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Ian Paice

Purple & Lizzy: The Boys Weren’t On The Same Page

Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice says his attempt to form a trio in 1972 with Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and Thin Lizzy singer and bassist Phil Lynott failed because Lynott wasn’t a good enough bass player.

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Rush, Deep Purple, Heart, Among Rock Hall Nominees

Rush, Heart and Deep Purple are among the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2013, according to Rolling Stone. The list, unveiled late Wednesday night (October 3rd), also includes Albert King, Chic, Donna Summer, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procul Harum, Public Enemy and Randy Newman.

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Glenn Hughes

Deep Purple: Tribute Tuesday

In stores this Tuesday from Eagle Rock Entertainment is Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head. Released in 1972, this legendary album contains such Purple staples as "Smoke on the Water," "Highway Star," "Space Truckin'" "Lazy" and "Maybe I'm a Leo." Among those covering these songs are former Purple bassist Glenn Hughes, Carlos Santana, Metallica, Chickenfoot and Iron Maiden.

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