Tag: Ian Gillan

ASSIGNMENT – New Album Cover, Tracklist, Release Date Revealed

German prog metallers ASSIGNMENT, have announced October 11th as the release date for ‘Inside Of The Machine‘ via Mausoleum Records. The stunning artwork conceived by Belgium-based graphic artist Didier Scohier (Asia, Dokken, Ian Gillan, Uriah Heep, Code Of Silence, Max Pie). The cover art is available below along with the tracklist: Tracklisting: 1. Upload The System 2. The Intrusion 3. I …

RUSH and DEEP PURPLE Make Nomination List for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013…It’s About Damn Time!

                    Wow….Eddie Trunk must be pissin’ his britches right about now. Deep Purple and Rush are among the finalists on this year’s ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013!! Among the finalists are also Heart and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Ballots will …

IAN GILLAN & TONY IOMMI of WhoCares to Release 2-CD Set Of New Music, Classics And Rarities

Reuniting for the first time since their collaboration on Black Sabbath’s 1983 Born Again album, Deep Purple´s Ian Gillan and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi took everybody by surprise in 2011 when they released the charity singles, Out Of My Mind and Holy Water. For the recording of these songs, the two rock legends called a few friends, asking for some …

Black Sabbath Bassist Pays Tribute To Former Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord

Black Sabbath bass player Terry “Geezer” Butler has posted a message online paying tribute to founding Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, who passed away earlier today after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Butlers message reads as follows: “Very sad to hear of Jon’s death, following his battle with the demon cancer. One of the great …

DEEP PURPLE To Release New Album on April 24

Eagle Rock Entertainment is set to release, for the first time in North America, Deep Purple’s Total Abandon: Australia ’99’ on CD April 24th. Recorded on April 20th, 1999 at Melbourne Park, the 12-song 76-minute blockbuster, until now, was only available domestically as a DVD in the 2008 Around The World Live boxed set (also …

DEEP PURPLE Working on ‘New and Significant’ Album

Deep Purple are very excited by the prospect of making a new and significant album. To that end they have decided to extend their writing and recording period through the Summer of 2012.  Ian Gillan said “We know we will disappoint some of our fans this Summer however we look forward very much to our …

DEEP PURPLE To Release 4 Double-Discs August 16th

Now this I’d dig having!  Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced that they’ll be releasing a 4 double-discs on August 16th:  “Scandinavian Nights,” “In Concert 1970-1972,” “Live In London” and “MK III: The Final Concerts.” “Scandinavian Nights,” from 1970, features lead guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord, vocalist Ian Gillan, drummer Ian Paice and bassist Roger …

Deep Purple Regroups With “Burn”

Michael Jefferson – Suite101 Adding two virtual unknowns to their roster, Deep Purple reinvented itself for a third time with 1975’s “Burn.” By 1973, after six tumultuous albums with self-centered singer Ian Gillan, hot-tempered guitarist Ritchie Blackmore gave the band an “it’s him or me” ultimatum. Gillan had threatened to quit in 1972 giving the …

Ralf Scheepers To Release February 2011

Ralf Scheepers has built himself quite a reputation for being one of the finest German Heavy Metal singers. With a career spanning three decades (he debuted with Tyran’ Pace’s “Eye to Eye” album in 1983), Scheepers sung on true Power Metal manifesto releases such as Gamma Ray’s first three albums, before starting Primal Fear in …

KROKUS Frontman Joins ‘Rock Meets Classic’ Tour

Vocalist Marc Storace of Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS will perform some “classic KROKUS” with a “classical symphony orchestra” in four Swiss cities. Other vocalists featured on the “Rock Meets Classic” bill include Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE), Lou Gramm (ex-FOREIGNER), Les Holroyd (BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST) and Dan McCafferty (NAZARETH). Marc was recently asked by a …

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