The rock of Deep Purple, drummer and co-founder Ian Paice, was born in Nottingham, England on 29 June 1948.
The legend of 'Smoke On The Water' sometimes overshadows the song's unusual chart history.
Formed in Hertford in 1968 Deep Purple are often called pioneers of heavy metal and while there’s some truth in that, they would prefer to be viewed as a quality rock group.
In November 1984, the Mk II Deep Purple line-up of Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice reconvened in style for the album 'Perfect Strangers.'
Two musical worlds came together in Purple's epic 1969 live recording.
Few players have infused rock music with the potent mixture of classical and blues influences that Lord did.
From kit-bludgeoning belters to dependable backbeat-riders and technically gifted geniuses, these are the best drummers the world has ever known.
uDiscover Music presents a career-length playlist honouring the work of one of the world's greatest guitarists.
The Mk I line-up's show at the famed venue was part of their new focus on the American market.
Others contributing include Chad Smith and Mike Joyce, with funds raised going to Teenage Cancer Trust.
'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.
Watch the new split-screen footage of the Mk II line-up in their early pomp.
Finland's Von Hertzen Brothers brought their mix of classic and progressive rock to Ramblin’ Man for a second time in 2018.
After the 'Perfect Strangers' reunion, Deep Purple were back on album duty little more than two years later with 'The House Of Blue Light.'
Legendary heavy rockers Deep Purple are set to play a special live concert for BBC Radio 2's In Concert series on 16 November 2017