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Bruce Dickinson + Glenn Hughes Perform Deep Purple’s ‘Burn’ at Jon Lord Tribute Show

Bruce Dickinson
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Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson and former Deep Purple bassist / vocalist Glenn Hughes tag-teamed the classic track 'Burn' at Jon Lord tribute concert.

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Metallica Cover Beatles, Deep Purple + More at MusiCares Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne

Metallica's James Hetfield
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Last night (May 12), the 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert was held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner / CEO Jeff Greenberg were the night's honorees, but Metallica were also an important part of the show, performing a four-song set of classic covers.

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Open Letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Induct These Hard Rock + Metal Acts ASAP

Deep Purple / Dio / Judas Priest
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Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,

For the second year in a row, you nominated, but ultimately denied induction to Deep Purple. Fans of the legendary hard rock / heavy metal act were disappointed by the snub last year, but as Deep Purple were once again passed over for the 2014 ceremony, the Internet has blown up with serious vitriol against your Hall of Fame.

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Nirvana, KISS, Deep Purple + More Nominated for 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Kurt Cobain / Gene Simmons / Ian Gillian
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its nominees for the class of 2014. Among those being considered for a 2014 induction include Nirvana, KISS, Deep Purple + many more.

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Members of Motorhead, Rob Zombie’s Band, Deep Purple + More to Play 2013 Rock Against MS Concert

Lemmy Kilmister / John 5 / Glenn Hughes
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An all-star lineup has been constructed for the 2013 Rock Against MS charity concert. Slated for March 27 at Hollywood's Whisky A Go-Go, the benefit will feature past and present members of Guns N' Roses, Motorhead, Megadeth, Ramones, Rob Zombie and many more.

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Deep Purple, Rush, Joan Jett + More Announced as 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Jo Hale / Ethan Miller / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
Jo Hale / Ethan Miller / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced the nominees for its class of 2013. As always, a vast array of artists from not only the rock world, but from the realms of blues, rap, pop and various other genres, have been nominated, with potential frontrunners including Deep Purple, Rush, Heart and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan to Release ‘WhoCares’ 2-CD Collection

Tony Iommi / Ian Gillan
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For those of you who are fans of Black Sabbath's Ian Gillan years, we've got some great news to report. Sabbath guitar master Tony Iommi and Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan have teamed up once again for the release of a 2-CD collection under the moniker of WhoCares. The compilation will contain the two 2011 singles the duo released for charity, 'Out of My Mind' and 'Holy Water,' under the WhoCares band name, along with rarities from the careers of both musicians.

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Anthrax, Nightwish, Arch Enemy + More Confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2013

Wacken 2013
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As the 2012 Wacken Open Air festival winds down in Germany, the 2013 lineup is already being announced band by band.

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Metallica, Iron Maiden and More to Appear on Deep Purple Tribute Album ‘Re-Machined’

Metallica / Iron Maiden
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Nearly 45 years after Deep Purple was assembled, some of rock and metal's most celebrated acts such as Metallica, Iron Maiden and Black Label Society have paid tribute to the legendary act in the upcoming compilation 'Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head.'

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: ‘There Was No Musician Like Jon Lord in the History of Hard Rock’

Lars Ulrich
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After the passing of legendary Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord yesterday (July 16), there has been an incredible outpouring from both fans and some of rock most iconic musicians. Most recently, Metallica's Lars Ulrich took some time to write an earnest, in-depth tribute about the influence he took from both Deep Purple and Jon Lord.

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