After visiting backstage with Deep Purple and seeing them perform recently on their current tour, this “deep” comprehensive collection A Fire in the Sky is exactly what I want: the legendary songs across all nineteen Deep Purple studio albums, from 1968’s “Hush” to 2013’s “Hell to Pay“, in a twenty song single CD or 3-CD/ 3-LP deepest […]
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Deep Purple’s “Machine Head” album was made amidst a virtual minefield of misfortunes, any one of which had the potential to thwart the effort. Happy birthday lead singer Ian Gillan (19th )!
Happy birthday to Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan (19th ) !
Hands down, Deep Purple‘s Now What?! was the album to beat in 2013 for “Comeback Album of the Year”. Not that the Fathers of Heavy Metal ever went away from touring the world these last years, but Now What?! was their first new studio album in seven long years. Even before we heard anything, the […]
On the 20th anniversary of Metallica (affectionately known as “The Black Album” in the same way The Beatles had been dubbed “The White Album”),we show in this week’s classic rock interview with Metallica’s lead singer/songwriter James Hetfield and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett how the band sits atop the family tree of hard rock/heavy metal evolution which you can trace back twenty years to Deep Purple In Rock and the first Black Sabbath album . Like AC/DC’s Back in Black a decade before it , Metallica’s “Black Album” is the hard rock collection for people who thought they didn’t like hard rock ! At more than 22 million copies sold , and with critics at Rolling Stone magazine ranking it #252 on their Top 500 Albums of All Time, you would assume that Metallica coasted unimpeded to this pinnacle , but quite the opposite is true …(more)
For one of the best-selling hard rock albums in history, Whitesnake ’87 , here are some of the questions we posed to Whitesnake king cobra David Coverdale. Happy birthday DC (22nd ) !
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally employed some “affirmative action” this year with the induction of progressive rock icon YES, a band whose family tree has enormous branches.
Metallica (affectionately known as “The Black Album” in the same way The Beatles had been dubbed “The White Album”), Metallica’s birthday boy James Hetfield (8/3) and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett show how the band sits atop the family tree of hard rock/heavy metal evolution.
The godfathers of hard rock Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Klaus Meine from Scorpions, David Coverdale from Deep Purple and Whitesnake, and Queensryche co-founders Geoff Tate and Chris Degarmo rip through some seminal hard rock including the late Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath on “Neon Knights“, “Queen of the Ryche”,”Rock […]
My guests are the leaders of the pioneering bands who forged the foundation of Heavy Metal: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; Alice Cooper; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS; Rob Halford of Judas Priest; the late Ronnie Montrose & his discovery Sammy Hagar; Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush. Hour one […]