While in Belarus, former Deep Purple and Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner was hospitalized due to a “heart issue.” The news was originally reported by the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, who said the vocalist was “stable” after being treated at a Minsk facility for a “myocardial infarction” (also known as a heart attack). A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health said he was transported by ambulance to the hospital and that he will continue to receive treatment.
Chickenfoot have premiered a live video for their cover of Depp Purple’s “Highway Star.” The footage is from a 2009 show that took place at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. The cover is also featured on the band’s “Best + Live” release which is available now.
Deep Purple and Alice Cooper have announced a 2017 North American tour together. Support for the trek will come from the Edgar Winter Band.
8/12 Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
8/13 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
8/15 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/16 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/18 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/19 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
8/23 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/24 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
8/26 Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Theater
8/27 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
8/28 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/30 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
9/01 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
9/02 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Dean and Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N’ Roses), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers),and more will be performing at a special tribute for Deep Purple‘s Glenn Hughes and Cheap Trick‘s Robin Zander, to commemorate their bands getting into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The event will take place at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, on May 12, all proceeds will go towards Sorum‘s Adopt The Arts charity.
The artists set to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2016 have been revealed These include: Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago, and N.W.A. the ceremony will take place on April 8, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
The nominees for the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction have been announced. Among the nominees are Nine Inch Nails, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, Chicago, Cheap Trick, The Cars, Chaka Khan, Chic, The J.B.’s, Janet Jackson, Los Lobos, N.W.A., The Smiths, Yes, and The Spinners. Fans can vote for their favorites via Rolling Stone.