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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Bands and Songs Featuring Keyboardists

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. With yesterday’s passing of The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, it got us thinking about the most maligned instrument in metal: the keyboard. While synths and keyboards aren’t the core part of a stereotypical “metal” band, there are definitely a decent […]

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Jon Lord: June 9 1941 – July 16 2012

Posted by on July 16, 2012

Jon Lord, longtime keyboard player of Deep Purple, has died at the age of 71. He announced that he was battling cancer less than a year ago, and had a pulmonary embolism earlier today. A statement from Lord’s PR company says the following: “It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, […]

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Former Deep Purple Keyboardist Diagnosed With Cancer

Posted by on August 9, 2011

Earlier today, former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord revealed that he was diagnosed with an unspecified form of cancer. He released the following statement on his blog: “I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while […]

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What Do You Get When Tony Iommi Records A Song With Members Of Deep Purple And Iron Maiden? WHOCARES

Posted by on May 5, 2011

Well, actually we do care since it features such a cool lineup. But WHOCARES is the title that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan’s new charity group is going under. The two have reunited to record two songs to benefit those still affected by the Leninakan earthquake that struck Armenia […]

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Ex-Metallica Bassist Joins Iommi’s Project

Posted by on October 15, 2010

Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and H.I.M. guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström have recorded appearances on a new track written and recorded by Tony Iommi, Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), keyboardist Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) and Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden).

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Tony Iommi Records New Track With Deep Purple, Iron Maiden Members

Posted by on October 8, 2010

Tony Iommi has recorded a new song with singer Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), keyboardist Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) and Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain to help raise funds for the rebuilding of Armenian music schools.

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