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Deep Purple Perform "Smoke on the Water" on NBC's 'Today' Show — Video

Deep Purple performed "Smoke on the Water" on NBC's Today show Thursday morning, July 23.

The performance, which took place live from New York City's Rockefeller Plaza, was billed as a "Throwback Thursday" event.

Three members of the current Deep Purple lineup appeared on the original 1972 recording of the song: vocalist Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover and drummer Ian Paice. The band is rounded out by guitarist Steve Morse and keyboardist Don Airey.

Deep Purple's next studio album will be produced by Bob Ezrin, who helmed their latest effort, 2013's Now What?!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.