The former Lion, Dio, and Whitesnake guitarist dishes on his evolved approach and why this version of the Dead Daisies is the strongest yet.
For veteran guitarist Simon McBride, taking the stage with Deep Purple, one of the most explosive bands in rock history, is just another day at the office.
For fans of stalwart London legends Deep Purple who might have been worrying that they’d never hear the sweet sounds of “Smoke on the Water” echoing across arenas worldwide again, fear not; your newest guitarist is here.
Acclaimed session man Tommy Demander’s childhood dream of taking the stage in front of thousands of screaming fans has manifested in ways once thought unimaginable.
When Atkins subsequently discovered a band called Freight rehearsing without a singer, he effectively completed a newly minted quartet.
After spending the better part of the last fifty years traveling the world, frontman Ian Gillan has settled in as an elder statesman of rock and is comfortable in his own skin.
Flying V strapped across his chest, blonde-haired, and leather-clad, Michael Schenker has influenced generations of guitar players worldwide over the course of a now fifty-years-strong career.
On the surface, or to the untrained ear, Deep Purple could get lost in the shuffle of other 70’s Rock music, but there is one key component to their sound that truly sets them apart- the Hammond organ. Originally, the keys were handled by one Jon Lord, but after his departure in 2002, the amazing Don Airey has been manning them ever since, and he hasn’t missed a single beat.
“Some of the greatest records ever made wouldn’t have been made without a producer’s input. You’d be foolish to ignore the opportunity that a good producer will provide.”