Deep Purple - Phoenix Rising
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Release date: 12 July 2011
Axeman calls Lord's sound 'One of the biggest, baddest, heaviest sounds in Heavy Metal'
The Deep Purple co-founder passed away earlier today at the age of 71
He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer
Deep Purple - Phoenix Rising: Wikipedia Album Entry
The release is cause for celebration amongst Purple fans due to the rarity of material. Extensive interviews with keyboardist Jon Lord and bassist Glenn Hughes tell the tale of a band caught by circumstance into one of its most controversial, extreme and exciting eras of its long career. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover were gone. A young unknown singer by the name of David Coverdale was recruited as was bassist Hughes. The results were the albums Burn and Stormbringer, both released in 1974. But then Ritchie Blackmore left the band. Against all odds, they rocked on, recruiting Tommy Bolin (from Zephyr and The James Gang). The album Come Taste the Band (1975) documents the short-lived Bolin era, an era that all came crashing down when the band announced in July of 1976 that it was breaking up. By December, Bolin would be dead due to a heroin overdose. Nine years of silence would ensue.
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