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Like many British rock bands that came of age in the late ‘60s, Deep Purple has had a long and turbulent history. The quintet lost its original singer by the end of the decade and before the band started selling tons of records. New singer Ian Gillan helped anchor the new lineup through some of its most successful albums, including ‘Fireball’ and ‘Machine Head,’ which spawned the classic song ‘Smoke on the Water’ in 1972. By the end of the decade, Deep Purple would lose guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, and Gillan was replaced by David Coverdale. Turnarounds since the ’70s have been plentiful, with members leaving and joining and forming bands like Black Sabbath, Rainbow and Whitesnake. But at its peak, the band drove hard-rock muscle straight into the pop charts, becoming one of the era’s most beloved groups.

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Daniel Liebl, Getty Images

Watch Deep Purple’s Teaser Video for New ‘Time for Bedlam’ EP

Deep Purple have released a teaser video for their Time for Bedlam EP, which arrives this week, ahead of their 20th album, InFinite, due in April.

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Adam Bettcher / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Alice Cooper and Deep Purple Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Alice Cooper and Deep Purple will head out on the road together later this year with special guest the Edgar Winter Band.

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Mercury Records

30 Years Ago: Deep Purple Stumble With Second Reunion Album, ‘The House of Blue Light’

Though Deep Purple’s 1984 reunion effort Perfect Strangers was greeted with mixed reviews by critics, it was a triumph with fans.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Deep Purple Accuse Accountant of Stealing Nearly $5 Million

So far, only about $590,000 has been recovered.

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More Details About Deep Purple’s ‘InFinite’ Album Emerge, Lyric Video for ‘Time for Bedlam’ Released

We're learning more about Deep Purple's upcoming record, 'InFinite.'

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Deep Purple Performs At The Top Of The Mountain Concert In Ischgl
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Deep Purple, ‘Live at the NEC': DVD Review

In 2002, Deep Purple's keyboardist, Jon Lord, announced his retirement from the band he helped form.

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Deep Purple Fuel Retirement Rumors With ‘Long Goodbye Tour’ Announcement

Deep Purple are already lining up tour dates for the tail end of 2017 — and it looks like they might be among the band's last.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Will Deep Purple’s Next Tour Be Their Last?

Are Deep Purple hinting at bigger news with the title of their upcoming tour?

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YouTube

Deep Purple Title New Album ‘Infinite’

Deep Purple have settled on a title for their upcoming album.

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Warner Bros

45 Years Ago: Deep Purple Set Hard Rock Alight With ‘Fireball’

Deep Purple built upon the success of 'In Rock' with 1971's 'Fireball.'

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