They might not be making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just yet, but that's not stopping Deep Purple from moving forward with new music. The legendary British rockers will release a new album titled 'NOW What?!' on April 30 in North America via earMUSIC. Fans will get their first taste of the new music from a double A-side single released on March 29.
Although they're considered to be one of the definitive bands for head-exploring stoners, Deep Purple weren't really ones to partake in the sweet leaf, according to lead singer Ian Gillan. In a new interview, he reveals that his personal discovery of marijuana didn't begin until he was well into his career.
Hard rock innovators Deep Purple may be working on their first new studio album since 2005's 'Rapture of the Deep,' but that's not stopping them from reissuing some of their classic records. In the coming year, the band will reissue 10 albums, beginning with 'Live in Paris 1975,' which will hit stores on Jan. 29, 2013.
Though recently snubbed by the powers-that-be at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, the mighty Deep Purple are rolling full speed ahead and have announced new details concerning their long awaited new album. Their 19th studio album will see the light of day on April 30, 2013. It is being released by the German based label earMUSIC. The band's last studio effort dates back to 2005's 'Rapture Of The Deep' so this is a long time coming.
After years of being completely overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, pioneering hard rockers Deep Purple received word last week that they are among the nominees this year. But if you're hoping for an epic reunion jam on 'Highway Star' at this year's ceremony, not so fast -- in a new interview, former Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore says he has no interest in whether the band is inducted or not.
Grousing about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's nominees for induction has become an annual tradition, but this year, several groups of long-suffering fans may be surprised to find themselves without an axe to grind: At long last, perennial "why aren't they in the Hall?" favorites Rush are on the ballot.