'Stormbringer' was the second Purple album to feature Mk II staples Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice along with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.
The loudest rock bands in history have damaged buildings, destroyed eardrums, and become health-and-safety hazards. Where are those earplugs…?
'Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy' is listed by some sources as the first country disc to sell a million.
In recognition of a man who was a key ingredient in the early emergence of a British rock institution.
In November 1984, the Mk II Deep Purple line-up of Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice reconvened in style for the album 'Perfect Strangers.'
The subject of evil will remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial & unsettling. The Devil does indeed get some of the best songs.
Even as Gillan became a rock god with Deep Purple, he starred in the famous musical's cast album.
On October 10, 1970, the Carpenters made their British breakthrough, with the Burt Bacharach and Hal David composition '(They Long To Be) Close To You.'
Every year, critics and so-called experts ask: is rock music dead? Not with a new breed of young talents aiming for legendary status.
Two musical worlds came together in Purple's epic 1969 live recording.
How many weeks have The Who spent at No.1 on the UK album chart? Precisely one, with 'Who's Next.'
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
With a colourful sleeve and a confident rock sound, the debut album by Ritchie Blackmore's new band made its mark.
In praise of the stalwart rock guitarist who replaced Peter Frampton in Humble Pie and played with Colosseum, Jack Bruce, Cozy Powell and many others.
The fourth studio set for Ritchie Blackmore’s band featured new lead singer Graham Bonnet replacing Ronnie James Dio.