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David Coverdale Reveals More Details About Abandoned Deep Purple Reunion Project

If you were disappointed to learn that Whitesnake's new album rose out of a botched reunion effort between former Deep Purple bandmates David Coverdale and Ritchie Blackmore, you may want to stop reading this now, because the project could have been even more tantalizing than we realized.

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Listen to Whitesnake Take on Deep Purple’s ‘Burn’

Whitesnake have unveiled their version of "Burn," which originally served as the title track for a long-ago collaboration between frontman David Coverdale and Deep Purple.

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Five Bands That Deserve to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Accompanying this morning's announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2015 induction class was the usual head shaking and open-mouthed disbelief that some of classic rock's oldest and most worthy bands were passed up once again.

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Ian Gillan Rules Out Reunion with Ritchie Blackmore if Deep Purple Is Elected to Rock Hall

Ian Gillan would rather turn down induction than be forced to be on the same stage as Ritchie Blackmore again.

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Deep Purple Announce North American Tour

The veteran band will play 19 shows, with stops in Orlando and Las Vegas planned.

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Metallica Cover the Beatles, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rare Earth During Acoustic Benefit Set

Metallica delivered a four-song acoustic covers set at a benefit honoring Ozzy Osbourne.

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Deep Purple Expected to Draw 100,000 for Controversial Concert

Deep Purple's decision to perform in Turkish-occupied Cyprus may not be sitting well with certain pundits and a number of fans, but the show itself looks like it's shaping up to be a colossal event.

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Deep Purple Announce ‘Live in California 74′ CD

Deep Purple are releasing a CD of their headline-making April 6, 1974 concert from the California Jam festival on April 1.

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42 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Concert Fire Inspires ‘Smoke on the Water’

On Dec. 4, 1971, the small town of Montreux, Switzerland, became a place forever linked to rock history. A fire at the Montreux Casino during a concert by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention inspired Deep Purple's classic 'Smoke on the Water.'

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Fire Destroys Recording Studio, But Deep Purple Avoid Another ‘Smoke on the Water’

The German recording studio where an upcoming live release was mixed for Deep Purple has been destroyed in a fire.

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Geddy Lee Supports Deep Purple and Yes Rock Hall Inductions

One of the cool things about being a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is getting to cast your vote in subsequent inductions -- and freshly minted Rock Hall member Geddy Lee sounds like he's already given some thought to who he'll vote for when he casts his first ballot.

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

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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