In late-1972, Deep Purple released one of the most heralded live albums of all time. 'Made In Japan' captured the legendary band at what was perhaps the peak of their powers. On May 19, Universal Music is set to reissue the landmark album in a special deluxe package that is sure to have fans drooling.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just announced its induction class of 2014, and some worthy additions will be joining the hallowed hall next year, including Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens. But a handful of classic-rock favorites who were up for nomination were once again snubbed by the Rock Hall.
For every universally celebrated song, known to all and played to death by radio stations everywhere, there are countless hidden gems -- album cuts that, for reasons unclear, somehow missed their predestined date with classic-rock immortality.