Watch Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Etc. Members Perform Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra”

Singer Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), bassist Roger Glover (Deep Purple), guitarist Kaitner Z Doka (Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Don Airey), and drummer Bernhard Welz (Jon Lord, Don Airey) recently joined forces to perform Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” during a special show in Győr, Hungary. Fan-filmed footage from the event, which also featured the Győr Symphony Orchestra and conductor Paul Mann, can be seen below. Notably, Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski was also in attendance and he shared some photos and footage as well.

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Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Etc. Members To Perform Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” During November Show In Hungary

Singer Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), bassist Roger Glover (Deep Purple), guitarist Kaitner Z Doka (Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Don Airey), and drummer Bernhard Welz (Jon Lord, Don Airey) will be performing Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” during a special show in Győr, Hungary on November 5. The event will also feature the Győr Symphony Orchestra and conductor Paul Mann.

Deep Purple’s Roger Glover: “We’re Gonna Try And Do Another Album At Some Point Next Year”

It looks like Deep Purple are already thinking about working on a follow-up to their latest album “Whoosh!.” Bassist Roger Glover said the following about that during a virtual meet-and-greet with Finnish fan Anssi Herkkola:

“All this COVID situation has meant that we can’t tour. We’re twiddling our thumbs, really, for over a year, and the idea was to possibly go back in and do another album. And so we’re just working towards that. It’s so quick after we’d done the last album, [and] maybe that will spoil things, but we’re gonna try and do another album at some point next year. We’re experimenting with stuff.”

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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.

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Alice Cooper Confirms Release Date For New Album “Paranormal”

Alice Cooper has confirmed that his new album “Paranormal” will be released on July 28. Fans will be able to purchase it as a 2CD digipak, a 2 LP, and as a limited-edition box set. It will be available digitally as well. The effort will feature guest appearances from U2‘s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, and it will also come with a bonus “mini album” of tracks featuring three members of Cooper’s original band (Neal Smith, Michael Bruce, and Dennis Dunaway).