Tag Archives: Deep Purple

27
Dec

Deep Purple Icon album

Kicking off the last week of 2011 with a news story that I didn’t really read properly.

Apparently a special ‘Icon’ album from Deep Purple will be released with the following songs on it:

01. Smoke On The Water
02. Hush
03. Woman From Tokyo
04. Knocking At Your Back Door
05. Call Of The Wild
06. Perfect Strangers
07. Bad Attitude
08. Nobody’s Home
09. Black Night
10. Child In Time
11. Strange Kind Of Woman

But that’s all I know cause I stopped reading halfway through. Why? Cause it’s not 1970.

2012 is ‘knocking at your back door,’ get with the times, yo.

More info here.


10
Aug

Smoke on Enter November

Probably the dumbest news title yet, but “Smoke On The Water,” “Enter Sandman” and “November Rain,” in that order, were voted as the top 3 songs of all time by Swedish radio listeners.

The ‘Top 666 Songs of All Time’ was compiled by Sweden’s Rockklassiker 106.7 station. That’s right, the entries were voted online, so you know the top is bogus since most people are dumb and have shitty tastes in music.
Fourth after GNR‘s classic is AC/DC‘s even more classic “Back In Black,” followed by Metallica‘s “Nothing Else Matters.”
Don’t get me wrong, I love all five of those songs, but are they really the top songs of all time? Not really, some of them are not even the bands’ best songs.

But hey, again, this was voted online, so let’s not give it more credit than we should. Full top after the jump.


9
Aug

Get well soon, Jon Lord.

Legendary Deep Purple co-founder Jon Lord is unfortunately battling cancer. A message on his official site says the following:

I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure.

I shall of course be continuing to write music – in my world it just has to be part of the therapy – and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year.

God bless and see you soon
Jon”

Get well soon, Jon! I’m not religious, spiritual or superstitious so I don’t know what else to say, but on behalf of everyone at DoM, have a speedy recovery.


29
Mar

Bang your head, Scotty

William Shatner as Captain Kirk

William Shatner is not only known for his role of Captain Kirk’s mask in the Halloween movie franchise. He’s pretty much not known at all, because Star Trek got a reboot and our target audience grew up listening to Linkin Park and watching Friends, the greatest sci-fi TV show of all times. Seriously, a guy like Ross would never bang Rachel in real life.

I kid (about William Shatner). He’s a cool dude, and he just got cooler in our little black book. Why? Well, he’s making a new album (and yes, he makes albums), one themed around heavy metal and space (just like Fear Factory, they make heavy metal and take a lot of space), and it’s announced members of Black Label Society, Queen and Deep Purple are involved. He will also receive an Honorary Headbanger award at the Revolver Golden Gods award. What a guy.


3
Dec

Like father, like son.

Jürgen “J.R.” Blackmore, son of Ritchie Blackmore, joined Deep Purple on stage recently to play the hardest song in the world: Smoke on the Water.

This happened on the 27th of November in Hamburg, Germany (we bet Jürgen loves hamburgers, so nice choice of venue) and you can view some footage of it after the jump.


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