Tag: deep purple

  • Glenn Hughes – A Rock and Roll Icon on Stage in Sin City!

    Glenn Hughes – A Rock and Roll Icon on Stage in Sin City!

    In March, this rock and roll fan was ecstatic for the opportunity to get to see the legendary Glenn Hughes in the small intimate setting of Count’s Vamp’d, with Doug Aldrich on guitar, no less! Sadly, the show was cancelled and pushed back nearly half a year to September. But the big night finally arrived, […]

  • Concerto for Group and Orchestra – Deep Purple’s classical/rock fusion experiment!

    Concerto for Group and Orchestra – Deep Purple’s classical/rock fusion experiment!

    1969 saw the first change in Deep Purple’s lineup, with the departure of original vocalist Rod Evans and bassist Nick Simper. They were subsequently replaced by new vocalist Ian Gillan and new bassist Roger Glover, both of whom had played together in the band Episode Six. In the years that followed, this became Deep Purple’s […]

  • Sound of Purple – Rocking the Eastside Cannery!

    Sound of Purple – Rocking the Eastside Cannery!

    It has been an interesting year for this fledgling Deep Purple tribute, to say the least. Initially known as Purplesque, and then Knee Deep in Purple, the group recently changed names again with the departure of keyboardist Brandon Lynn (who had coined said moniker and will apparently be starting his own separate band), and are […]

  • Joe Lynn Turner – Still Stone Cold on the Street of Dreams!

    Joe Lynn Turner – Still Stone Cold on the Street of Dreams!

    Joe Lynn Turner, best known for his stints in Rainbow and Deep Purple, is still active in the music business, and making a mark on his followers. To this day, the legendary vocalist is continuing to do his own thing, having recently recorded new records with Rated X and Sunstorm. In fact, it is with […]

  • Deep Purple – Revisiting the Legendary Made in Japan!

    Deep Purple – Revisiting the Legendary Made in Japan!

    In the wake of Machine Head, Deep Purple’s 1972 magnum opus, the group set off on their first tour of Japan. By this point in time, the classic MK II version of the band, featuring Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord (RIP), and Roger Glover was in full swing, having just released the […]