Deep Purple Members To Read Citation For Polar Music Prize Laureates Metallica, Ghost & Candlemass Members To Perform At Ceremony

Deep Purple’s Ian Paice and Roger Glover have been chosen to read the citation for Metalica when they are honored with Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. The ceremony will take place on June 14 at Konserthuset in Stockholm, and it will also feature members of Ghost and Candlemass playing one of Metallica’s song. Refused’s Dennis Lyxzén and Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) will make appearances as well. Dee in particular will perform a piece that was written specifically for the occasion. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo will accept the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and the entire event will be broadcast live on Sweden’s TV4.


[via Blabbermouth]


Deep Purple & Judas Priest Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour

Deep Purple and Judas Priest have announced a North American co-headlining tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

08/21 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/22 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
08/25 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
08/27 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
08/29 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
08/30 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
09/01 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/02 Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/05 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
09/06 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/08 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/09 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/11 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/12 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
09/14 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
09/16 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
09/18 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
09/20 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Casino
09/21 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs
09/23 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
09/26 San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
09/27 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/29 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/30 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

Joe Lynn Turner Hospitalized In Belarus Due To A “Heart Issue”

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 Post Live Video For Their Cover Of Deep Purple’s “Highway Star”

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 & Alice Cooper Announce 2017 North American Tour

Deep Purple and Alice Cooper have announced a 2017 North American tour together. Support for the trek will come from the Edgar Winter Band.


Tour Dates:

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

Slipknot, Black Sabbath, Etc. Members To Perform At Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) & Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) Tribute

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.


Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Etc. Among 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

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.