Clapton Starts Cream, Harrison's First Beatles #1: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]July 16th: In which we see Cream live, The Beatles and their wives in the sweet mushy video for George's love song "Something", live and Playboy Mansion Deep Purple, and Stewart Copeland takes on Letterman's drum solo week....
The Monkees Meet The Beatles, The "27 Club" Gets 2 Biggies, Lauren Hammond And His Organ: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]July 3rd: In which The Monkees meet The Beatles, and it goes better than they expected! Crosby Stills and Nash meet at Joni Mitchell's house, and Lauren Hammond and some of the famous players of his organ....wait, that sounded dirty. It's not.
George Harrison And Marshawn Lynch Have Something In Common, Jagger Knighted: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]June 9th: Why is it that when a famous person says they like something, their fans feel compelled to throw it at them? KZOK hates candy....but we really like single-malt Scots Whisky if you can figure a way to throw it without breaking the bottles.
Cream Formed In Ginger's Car, George Does Something, Dylan Is Alias: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]See the film for the Beatles "Something"...Cream at the very beginning...a tour of Springsteen's hometown...The Police's drummer's solo on Letterman...and more!
Heart, Rush, Deep Purple, Procul Harum, Joan Jett Make Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame BallotHard rock fans may have cause to rejoice within a few weeks: after being ignored for years, Rush and Deep Purple are on this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot, as is Heart and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. One question that has yet to be answered is, if inducted, which members of these groups will be included?
Deep Purple's Ian Gillan: 'It's Always Easy Working With Tony Iommi'Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan have been friends for years, even briefly bandmates when Gillan took over lead singer duties in Black Sabbath in the mid-‘80s. Now, they’ve teamed up to release WhoCares, a collection of rarities from both of their respective back catalogs.
Glenn Hughes On A Deep Purple Mk III Reunion: "No One At 'Castle Blackmore' Opened The Door"Glenn Hughes tells CBS Local that "Jon, David and I were trying to get it together." The roadblock was the band's famously mercurial guitarist: "We couldn’t get ahold of him. We sent carrier pigeons, and the Pony Express. But nobody at 'Castle Blackmore' answered the door. It wasn’t meant to be."
Jon Lord's "Concerto For Group And Orchestra" Due September 25Deep Purple's 1969 live release Concerto For Group And Orchestra is one of the earliest examples of rock music being played by a full orchestra. Keyboardist Jon Lord composed the music for that album, and he revisited it shortly before his passing on July 16.
Deep Purple's Jon Lord Dead at 71Deep Purple keyboardist and co-founder Jon Lord died today (July 16) in London after suffering a fatal pulmonary embolism and a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.
Former Deep Purple Keyboardist Diagnosed With Cancer