Deep Purple Announce North American Leg of ‘Long Goodbye’ Tour for Fall 2019

Deep Purple — Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey — announced a new leg of their ongoing Long Goodbye farewell tour, which will hit 25+ cities across the country this fall, presented by Live Nation. The shows, part of the band‘s extensive touring over the past few years, is a… Continue reading Deep Purple Announce North American Leg of ‘Long Goodbye’ Tour for Fall 2019

Behind the Curtain: An Easygoing Encounter with Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio and Steve Rosen (Photo: Fin Costello)

In his latest Behind the Curtain column, Steve Rosen recalls making a return visit to chat with Ritchie Blackmore — and his new vocalist, a very pleasant and chatty man named Ronnie James Dio. By the time Deep Purple recorded and released Stormbringer in November 1974, there was certainly a storm coming their way. Thunder… Continue reading Behind the Curtain: An Easygoing Encounter with Ronnie James Dio

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories  “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” – Woody Allen Pink Floyd In 1963, future Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason went through band names that included the Meggadeaths, the Screaming Abdabs, Leonard’s… Continue reading Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

British rock singer, David Bowie, poses beside his Rolls Royce in May 1973. (AP Photo)

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs “I was recently looking at an old cover of New Musical Express from 1973. It’s me and Mick Jagger, and he’s just found glam a little late. He’s wearing this jumpsuit with epaulets, and he’s dripping in makeup and mascara. And I’m on the other half of the page with… Continue reading Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)

I first met David Coverdale on December 9, 1974, when the Mark III version of Deep Purple—Coverdale, bassist-vocalist Glenn Hughes, drummer Ian Paice, keyboardist Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—were starting their inaugural U.S. tour in support of the Burn album. This third lineup of the band was performing at the Met Center in Bloomington,… Continue reading Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)

Deep Purple + Alice Cooper Joining Forces for 19-Date Summer Tour with Edgar Winter

This fall, three absolute powerhouse classic rock acts will team up for what’s sure to be a can’t-miss tour. Alice Cooper, Deep Purple and The Edgar Winter Band will hit the road for a 19-city North American tour that runs from August through September. Tickets for the massive tour will go on sale February 3… Continue reading Deep Purple + Alice Cooper Joining Forces for 19-Date Summer Tour with Edgar Winter

Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)

At age five, Rick Wakeman began taking piano lessons — talk about musical lessons that truly paid off decades later! First coming to prominence as a member of Strawbs, Wakeman is internationally revered for his prodigious keyboard talents as a member of ’70s prog-rock giants, Yes. His stellar work with Yes, as featured on the classic… Continue reading Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)

New from Deep Purple: Stream 'Time for Bedlam,' from Upcoming Album 'InFinite'

On April 7, Deep Purple will return with a new album titled InFinite. It’ll be the legendary band’s first new record since 2013’s Now What?!. The band also premiered a new single titled “Time for Bedlam” as an introduction to the new album: InFinite was produced by Bob Ezrin, who also worked with Deep Purple on… Continue reading New from Deep Purple: Stream 'Time for Bedlam,' from Upcoming Album 'InFinite'

Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore

For his latest Behind the Curtain, writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable experience with guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore… In December 1974, I flew to St. Paul, Minnesota to meet Ritchie Blackmore for the first time. Creem Magazine wanted me to go out to the Twin Cities to interview Deep Purple’s brooding cat in the black hat.… Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore