Deep Purple’s 1969 live release “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” is one of the earliest examples of rock music being played by a full orchestra.
Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.
Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi are about to release a somewhat confusing collection that includes lesser known material from both artists’ careers, as well as some of their collaborations. Jokingly titled WhoCares, it’s likely that heavy metal and hard rock fans will care a lot.
A number of heavy metal legends weigh in on the collection: Iron Maiden takes on “Space Truckin’,” former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde and his Black Label Society cover “Pictures Of Home” and Metallica recorded the Machine Head B-side “When A Blind Man Cries.”
Deep Purple keyboardist and co-founder Jon Lord died today (July 16) in London after suffering a fatal pulmonary embolism and a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, his official website confirms. He was 71.
Everybody loves Karaoke. Too bad not everybody is good at it. So without further ado, here are our least ‘favorite’ karaoke covers of Deep Purple’s: Smoke on the Water.
Jason Kempin/Getty Images “New York, New York” never sounded heavier. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Frank Sinatra[/lastfm] is getting the heavy metal treatment on the latest tribute album to the legendary singer.
Legendary heavy metal vocalist [lastfm]Ronnie James Dio[/lastfm] — best known for his work with [lastfm]BLACK SABBATH[/lastfm], [lastfm]RAINBOW[/lastfm] and his own band [lastfm]DIO[/lastfm] — will be posthumously honored at the first-ever Classic Gold Music Awards (CGMA), […]