It's been 20 years since Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple, and by all accounts, both he and the band are happier now. Still, some fans will never stop hoping for a reunion -- something that, according to singer Ian Gillan, will never happen.
Almost singlehandedly keeping classic hard rock alive with a seemingly never-ending series of releases and re-releases, Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced the release of four out-of-print Deep Purple live sets from the early 1970s. The double-disc sets include Scandinavian Nights, In Concert 1970/1972, Live in London and The Final Concerts.
There's' nothing about a reissue that disturbs me, but how did I miss Deep Purple's Ian Gillan fronting Black Sabbath? Peter Hodgson again with the scoop.
Black Sabbath’s 1983 album Born Again is getting the reissue treatment in May, hot on the heels of the recent Eternal Idol and Seventh Star releases.
Machine Head was the first album I bought with my own money, so this caught my eye while getting ready to spin the tunes today. I can't help but LOL when I read the band name. Who Cares? I do. Check it out here.