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.
The veteran guitarist has, in his infinite mercy, granted us a rare interview. (Perhaps the imminent release of the new Deep Purple album, Slaves And Masters, featuring Purple's latest member, Joe Lynn Turner, has something to do with this.) At the moment, Blackmore is dining with some friends; he is to join us at the conclusion of his meal.
At 1 p.m. EST today (May 17), Deep Purple premiered the music video for "Vincent Price," a track off their new album, Now What?!, which was released April 30 in North America via Ear Music. The "Vincent Price" clip, which you can watch below, represents the band's first music video in more than 20 years.
Deep Purple have posted another brief teaser video for their upcoming studio album, their first since 2005's Rapture of the Deep. In the video, which you can check out below, the band members — Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Steve Morse and Don Airey — discusses their process of selecting songs for the album.