Deep Purple have been confirmed to play at Germany's Wacken Open
Air Festival in 2013.
Though the world is still mourning the death of Jon Lord,
the music he helped to create continues to reverbarate in venues
across the globe. It's been 7 years since the band released their
last album of new material but Deep Purple's current line-up made
up of original member Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve
Morse and keyboardist Don Airey, who replaced Lord in 2002, have
been booked to play at next year's Wacken Open Air Festival in
As the 2012 Wacken Open Air drew to a close, organizers
released details on some of the confirmed artists for 2013,
including the first-ever appearance by Deep
Purple. Also confirmed at next year's event are Anthrax, Nightwish,
Arch Enemy and Doro. You can watch the trailer below.
Deep Purple are currently in the studio in Nashville working on
a new album.
"We're producing an album with Bob Ezrin, who's doneKISS,
Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper, and he also worked on the
last Kansas album, when I was withKansas," guitarist
Steve Morse told Glide magazine recently. "So he's
one of my favorite producers and that's going to be our studio
album. It's probably going to be more of an extravaganza."
Purple's last studio album as 2005's "Rapture Of The
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