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?!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.