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    • Deep Purple - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Glenn Hughes of the band Deep Purple attends Sunset Marquis Hotel 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash at Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas on November 16, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
    • Deep Purple - ISCHGL, AUSTRIA - APRIL 30:  Deep Purple Fans at the 'Top Of The Mountain Concert' at Idalp on April 30, 2013 in Ischgl, Austria.
    • Deep Purple - This file picture taken on September 22, 2004 in Berlin shows Jon Lord, keyboardist with legendary British rock band Deep Purple and co-author of their most famous hit Smoke On The Water, who died aged 71, his family announced on July 16, 2012. Lord, who also played with Whitesnake, died at the London Clinic, surrounded by family, a statement said. The former keyboardist had been battling with pancreatic cancer since last August.
    • Deep Purple - LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09:  (L-R) Ian Gillan, Ian Paice and Roger Glover of Deep Purple receive the Innovator award during The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour at The Roundhouse on November 9, 2011 in London, England.
    • Deep Purple - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) speaks with British rock band Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan (C) and drummer Ian Paice (L) during a meeting with members of the band at Gorki residence outside Moscow on March 23, 2011.
    • Deep Purple - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (C) shakes hands with British rock band Deep Purple's bass gitarist Roger Glover (L) as drummer Ian Paice (R) looks on during a meeting with members the band at Gorki residence outside Moscow on March 23, 2011.
    • Deep Purple - Members of the popular British rock group 'Deep Purple' Jon Lord (L) and Roger Glover (C), listen to fellow band member Ian Gillan (R) speaking at a press conference, prior to a live concert in Bangalore 01 April 2001. The band is perfoming live for the second time in India and is donating all the proceeds from the show towards the rehabilitation of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Gujarat that left more than 25,000 dead. The band which was one of the pioneers to introduce fusion of classical and rock music with their 1970 album 'Deep Purple in Rock', introduced the term 'Hard Rock'.
    • Deep Purple - Members of the popular British rock group 'Deep Purple' (standing from L) Jon Lord, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, (sitting from L) Steve Morse, and Ian Gillan pose for photographers prior to a live concert in Bangalore 01 April 2001. The band is perfoming live for the second time in India and is donating all the proceeds from the show towards the rehabilitation of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Gujarat that left more than 25,000 dead. The band which was one of the pioneers to introduce fusion of classical and rock music with their 1970 album 'Deep Purple in Rock', introduced the term 'Hard Rock'.
    • Deep Purple - Ian Gillan of the English rock band Deep Purple performs in the Auditorium Stravinski, during the closing night of the 40th Montreux Jazz festival, 15 July 2006 in Montreux. Deep Purple's most famous song 'Smoke on the Water' tells the true story of the fire which burned on December 1971 the Montreux Casino during Frank Zappa's concert, and Deep Purple's difficulties recording their Machine Head album.
    • Deep Purple - Members of the popular British rock group 'Deep Purple'  Roger Glover (L), Ian Gillan (C) and Ian Paice (R,background) perform during a live concert in Bangalore 01 April 2001. The band perfoming live for the second time in India is donating all the proceeds from the show towards the rehabilitation of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Gujarat that left more than 25,000 dead. The band which was one of the pioneers to introduce fusion of classical and rock music with their 1970 album 'Deep Purple in Rock', introduced the term 'Hard Rock'.
    • Deep Purple - Ian Gillan of the English rock band Deep Purple performs in the Auditorium Stravinski, during the closing night of the 40th Montreux Jazz festival, 15 July 2006 in Montreux. Deep Purple's most famous song 'Smoke on the Water' tells the true story of the fire which burned on December 1971 the Montreux Casino during Frank Zappa's concert, and Deep Purple's difficulties recording their Machine Head album.
    • Deep Purple - Ian Gillan of the English rock band Deep Purple performs in the Auditorium Stravinski, during the closing night of the 40th Montreux Jazz festival, 15 July 2006 in Montreux. Deep Purple's most famous song 'Smoke on the Water' tells the true story of the fire which burned on December 1971 the Montreux Casino during Frank Zappa's concert, and Deep Purple's difficulties recording their Machine Head album.
    • Deep Purple - Ian Gillan (L) and Steve Morse of the English rock band Deep Purple performs in the Auditorium Stravinski, during the closing night of the 40th Montreux Jazz festival, 15 July 2006 in Montreux. Deep Purple's most famous song 'Smoke on the Water' tells the true story of the fire which burned on December 1971 the Montreux Casino during Frank Zappa's concert, and Deep Purple's difficulties recording their Machine Head album.
    • Deep Purple - Ian Gillan of the English rock band Deep Purple performs in the Auditorium Stravinski, during the closing night of the 40th Montreux Jazz festival, 15 July 2006 in Montreux. Deep Purple's most famous song 'Smoke on the Water' tells the true story of the fire which burned on December 1971 the Montreux Casino during Frank Zappa's concert, and Deep Purple's difficulties recording their Machine Head album.
    • Deep Purple - Ian Gillan of the English rock band Deep Purple performs in the Auditorium Stravinski, during the closing night of the 40th Montreux Jazz festival, 15 July 2006 in Montreux. Deep Purple's most famous song 'Smoke on the Water' tells the true story of the fire which burned on December 1971 the Montreux Casino during Frank Zappa's concert, and Deep Purple's difficulties recording their Machine Head album.
    • Deep Purple - Singer Ian Gillan of British rock band Deep Purple performs during a concert by the band in Hong Kong on May 10, 2010. Considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, Deep Purple formed in 1968 and despite many changes to the original lineup have sold over 100 million albums worldwide across 18 albums. As part of an Asian tour, the band will also play in Singapore on May 12, 2010.
    • Deep Purple - Singer Ian Gillan (L) of Britain and US guitarist Steve Morse of British rock band Deep Purple perform during a concert by the band in Hong Kong on May 10, 2010. Considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, Deep Purple formed in 1968 and despite many changes to the original lineup have sold over 100 million albums worldwide across 18 albums. As part of an Asian tour, the band will also play in Singapore on May 12, 2010.
    • Deep Purple - US guitarist Steve Morse of British rock band Deep Purple performs during a concert by the band in Hong Kong on May 10, 2010. Considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, Deep Purple formed in 1968 and despite many changes to the original lineup have sold over 100 million albums worldwide across 18 albums. As part of an Asian tour, the band will also play in Singapore on May 12, 2010.
    • Deep Purple - Singer Ian Gillan of British rock band Deep Purple performs during a concert by the band in Hong Kong on May 10, 2010. Considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, Deep Purple formed in 1968 and despite many changes to the original lineup have sold over 100 million albums worldwide across 18 albums. As part of an Asian tour, the band will also play in Singapore on May 12, 2010.
    • Deep Purple - Singer Ian Gillan (L) of Britain and US guitarist Steve Morse of British rock band Deep Purple perform during a concert by the band in Hong Kong on May 10, 2010. Considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, Deep Purple formed in 1968 and despite many changes to the original lineup have sold over 100 million albums worldwide across 18 albums. As part of an Asian tour, the band will also play in Singapore on May 12, 2010.
    Deep Purple survived a seemingly endless series of lineup changes and a dramatic mid-career shift from grandiose progressive rock to ear-shattering heavy metal to emerge as a true institution of the British hard rock community; once credited in The Guinness Book of World Records as the globe's loudest band, their revolving-door roster launched the careers of performers including Ritchie Blackmore, ...more


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