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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.

Tommy Denander with Deep Purple
Tommy Denander

Session Man Tommy Denander’s Spinal Tap Moment: Playing One Chord on Deep Purple’s New Album

Renowned session guitarist Tommy Denander is delighted to have played on Deep Purple’s upcoming album Infinite – even though he contributed only one single chord to the whole LP.

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Roger Glover Doesn’t Know Why Ritchie Blackmore Resurrected Rainbow

Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover remains a fan of ex-bandmate Ritchie Blackmore, but he wonders why the guitarist resurrected the Rainbow name for his recent return to rock shows.

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Warner Bros.

45 Years Ago: Deep Purple Emerges From the Flames on ‘Machine Head’

Deep Purple watched their recording venue burn, then persevered to tell the tale in 'Smoke on the Water' and make 'Machine Head,' released in March 1972.

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Ear Music

Deep Purple Debut New ‘All I Got Is You’ Song and Video

Deep Purple have released a new video for "All I Got Is You," the second single from their upcoming album Infinite.

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earMUSIC

Deep Purple Confirm Release Date and Track Listing for New Album, ‘inFinite’

Deep Purple have confirmed the release date for their new album and unveiled the track listing.

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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
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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earMUSIC

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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