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George Harrison Jams with Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple in 1984

Back in December 1984, George Harrison jammed with Deep Purple in Sydney, Australia.And although this seems an unusal and incredibly random occurrence, remember that Harrison was a friend—and neighbor—of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and keyboardist Jon Lord. In fact, Lord even appeared on Harrison's 1982 album, Gone Troppo.“We were very close, I adored him,” Lord once said of Harrison to Yes... …

Ritchie Blackmore Shreds “Difficult to Cure” Live in 1985

Deep Purple’s official YouTube channel has just uploaded classic footage of the group performing “Difficult to Cure,” the title track from their 1981 album. The instrumental is a rock guitar interpretation of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.The clip shows the song performed by Deep Purple’s Mark II lineup, featuring guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, singer Ian Gillan, keyboardist Jon Lord,... …

Ritchie Blackmore Talks "Highway Star"; Covers by Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Joe Satriani and More

The bulk of this story is from the Guitar World archives, from our "100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time" series. Enjoy!“Highway Star” is but one highlight of Machine Head, Deep Purple’s greatest triumph.Ironically, it almost never came to be. In early 1972, shortly after retreating to Montreaux, Switzerland, to record, the British band was beset by a wealth of problems. "First, the place they... …

Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple Perform in New York in 1973

We thought we'd glance back at the classic Mark II lineup of Deep Purple—Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Gillan (vocals), Ian Paice (drums) and Jon Lord (keyboards)—tearing it up, live in New York in 1973.The performance, which once existed in one 23-minute-long YouTube clip, is now broken out over three videos. Still, they show Deep Purple at the top of their game.They... …

Deep Purple Premiere "All I Got Is You" Music Video

Deep Purple have premiered the official music video for “All I Got Is You,” the second single from their new album, Infinite, which will be released April 7.The clip, which you can check out below, includes footage from From Here to Infinite, a documentary about the making of the album. It shows Ian Gillian, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Steve Morse and Don Airey laying down the track in a Nashville... …

Steve Morse Provides Updates on Deep Purple and Rock ’N’ Roll Fantasy Camp

Rock ‘N' Roll Fantasy Camp—which is now in its 21st year—gives musicians the chance to hang with and learn from some of the most respected talents in rock.Sure, attendees can interact, jam with and be mentored by legendary players, but the camp also allows them to write, rehearse and record in a professional environment, all of which culminates in a once-in-a-lifetime live performance.One of... …

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