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20 Years Ago: Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore Has Onstage Meltdown

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What Deep Purple fans saw on Nov. 9, 1993 at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, wasn't anything like a promised 25th anniversary celebration of the band. It was, instead, one of the final nights with founding member Ritchie Blackmore.

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Deep Purple, ‘This Time Around / Owed to ‘G,’” – Rock’s Hidden Gems

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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.

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Kiss, Yes, Deep Purple Among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

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Kiss, Deep Purple, Yes, and Peter Gabriel are among the nominees for the 2014 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other classic rock hopefuls include Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, and the Zombies.

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Deep Purple ’70s Albums Box Set Announced

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If you've been meaning to collect all of Deep Purple's LPs from their peak decade, things just got a whole lot easier for you: This fall, Rhino Records will release the box set 'Deep Purple: The Complete Albums 1970 - 1976.'

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Ian Gillan Has ‘No Desire’ to Reunite With Ritchie Blackmore

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It's been 20 years since Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple, and by all accounts, both he and the band are happier now. Still, some fans will never stop hoping for a reunion -- something that, according to singer Ian Gillan, will never happen.

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Steve Miller Band Tribute Features Members of Yes, Asia, Deep Purple

Steve Miller Band
Capitol Records

Purple Pyramid's ongoing series of tribute records has offered new re-recordings of hits by a growing list of artists that includes Genesis and Yes. The latest offering pays tribute to the Steve Miller Band.

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40 Years Ago: Ian Gillan Quits Deep Purple

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By mid-1973, the bloom was off the rose for Deep Purple. Internal issues had risen to the top and long-standing lead singer Ian Gillan opted to leave the band. At the same time, bassist Roger Glover was told his services were no longer needed, by direct order of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The Deep Purple lineup known as Mark II, was no more.

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Lars Ulrich: Deep Purple Should Be in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

The guys in Deep Purple are celebrating their 45th anniversary with another album and the latest round of tour dates. But if Metallica's Lars Ulrich had anything to say about it, they'd also have a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Deep Purple Vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

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One of England's most important hard rock bands lines up against one of America's greatest roots-rock outfits as Deep Purple battles Creedence Clearwater Revival in round one of June's UCR Hall of Fame election. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.

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Deep Purple, ‘Smoke on the Water’ – Disturbing Songs People Love

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Hulton Archives, Getty Images / Capitol / Evening Standard, Getty Images

It's rather disturbing to realize that the title and lyrics to Deep Purple's 1973 classic 'Smoke on the Water' are a literal account of a fire which broke out during a Frank Zappa concert, and ultimately burned the venue to the ground.

In December of 1971, just a

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