Mickey Lee Soule, who not only was the keyboard player in Elf and Rainbow, and not only worked as a keyboard and guitar tech for Purple for years, but also was on a very short list to stand in for Jon Lord when the latter injured his knee back in 2001, has a new project going — self-deprecatingly called Steaming Pile of Mick.
Steaming Pile of Mick is basically Dave Salce playing drums, plus Mick himself playing everything else and singing. Last year they’ve quietly put out a 5-track EP called Pet Wounds. You can check it out on YouTube and/or purchase it via cdbaby.
Thanks to deep-purple.ru for the info.