With Deep Purple's new studio album, Now What?!, waiting in the wings, we thought we'd take a glance back at the classic Mark II lineup of the band — Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Ian Paice and Jon Lord — tearing it up, live in New York in 1973.
I cannot describe the audience reaction as the entire venue shook with a deep growl. With that single move, Blackmore reminded everyone that he was still the rock guitar god he's always been. As the song ended, I couldn't help but notice the man next to me was crying. I was also relieved that my friend got the moment on film!
Yngwie Malmsteen has been flashing his flawless guitar chops to the world for three decades now. But, he is not afraid to look back in time for inspiration. Check out this video of him ripping it up on a cover of one of Deep Purple's greatest classics.
Check out this newly released clip of Deep Purple performing "Knocking at Your Back Door" in Melbourne, Australia, during their lengthy mid-'80s reunion tour. The clip is from Perfect Strangers Live, the band's new live DVD, which was released this week by Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Speaking of Ritchie Blackmore-era Deep Purple, check out this newly released of Deep Purple performing "Black Night" in Melbourne, Australia, during their lengthy mid-'80s reunion tour. It's from an upcoming DVD, Perfect Strangers Live, which will be released October 14.
Speaking of Ritchie Blackmore-era Deep Purple, check out this newly released of Deep Purple performing "Perfect Strangers" in Melbourne, Australia, during their lengthy mid-'80s reunion tour. It's from an upcoming DVD, Perfect Strangers Live, which will be released October 14.
Deep Purple released a successful album earlier this summer. So did Ritchie Blackmore's band, Blackmore's Night. But are the chances of these guys getting together and releasing a Deep Purple album with Blackmore? According to Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, it's never gonna happen.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).