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Warren Haynes in Amsterdam

Last night in Amsterdam Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule fame joined Deep Purple on stage for a jam over Black Night. Pictures and videos from the show are already surfacing:


Thanks to Fedor de Lange for the illustrated heads up and to Garry1960 for the video.

21 Comments to “Warren Haynes in Amsterdam”:

  1. 1
    Ken Sease says:

    Excellent Jam indeed. I’m sure Steve and Warren have roots that go way back being from the same neck of the woods. DP just keeps getting better.

  2. 2
    Crimson Ghost says:

    That was good!

  3. 3
    fdr says:

    So cool! Warren is, to quote Roger, a ‘national treasure’, and in my opinion, one of the very top guitarists alive. With Gov’t Mule they also play, from time to time, Lazy and Maybe I’m a Leo. I would love hearing him with Roger/Paicey!

  4. 4
    James O'Brien says:

    As someone whose #1 band is DP, I got into Gov’t Mule thanks to Roger’s appearance on the Deep End album. They are by far one of the most eclectic bands ever. Warren plays practically any style. I recently saw them perform this past summer in New Jersey and met Warren afterwards. We spoke a little about Roger and he told me that he spoke with Roger that day. A few years back after a DP show I told Roger that I got into the Mule due to him and had purchased every CD and downloaded numerous live shows from their site (www.mule.net). ROger’s comment back was that Warren owes him money then- hopefully Roger got something. THis New Year’s Eve I will be seeing the Mule at the Beacon (usually a 3 1/2 – 4 hour show counting some breaks between sets and numerous guests.) Hopefully this year if the boys in Purple are not doing anything, they can return Warren’s favor and do a few songs on the 31st.
    If anyone on this site is not familar with Gov’t Mule, they are a band worth hearing and getting into.

  5. 5
    daviep79 says:

    Ol’Rog workin the crowd! Great bass solo!

  6. 6
    eric says:

    I found it very annoying. They both had a great time but for the audience (at least for me) it was way to long a jam. I’m there to see Deep Purple, not some guest of them!

    Overall a good show altough I’ve seen better ones. Gillan should stop screaming. He just can’t do it anymore. That no problem, but don’t try. By time she sounded like the singer of ACDC.
    Paice was a bit on the back. Why not center stage on a platform?
    Too bad they did’t play Speed King. That should have brought soms power to the show.
    Highlight for me was No One Came, Hush and Roger!. Also Wring That Neck was nice but they ruined it halfway i think by getting lost in they own jam.


  7. 7
    bk says:

    Don’t forget that WH has also worked with RG in the past. Back in 2001 RG was asked to guest on Gov’t Mule’s version of “Maybe I’m A Leo” and two years later he also played at the famous New Orleans concert of Gov’t Mule that lasted more than four hours and featured a host of renowned bass players.

  8. 8
    Crimson Ghost says:


    Warren played on two tracks on Roger’s Snapshot album.

  9. 9
    Made in England says:

    @6. “Deep Purple”, “jam” and “too long” are words that cannot appear together in the same sentence.

    Shame on you…… tut tut.

  10. 10
    harry says:

    Dames, heren ook,

    Wat hebben we weer genoten in de HMH. Heerlijke avond mooie muziek ,nummers met net weer een ander twist dan het concert dat ik 10 juni zag in Dortmund.Wasted Sunset was een aangename verandering op de setlist.Glovers solo met Paice was absolute top.En, natuurlijk lees je dan de stukjes van de azijnpissers die verslag doen in de kranten over de stem van Gillan. Zeker , hij haalt de hoge noten niet meer, maar met de passie en het enthousiasme weet hij nog steeds te betoveren.
    De man is 64!!!
    Heb al weer kaarten besteld voor Essen en Oldenburg nov. 2010. Hopelijk een tour ter promotie van de langverwachte CD.

  11. 11
    Roberto says:


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    fdr says:

    @4 I totally agree with you! Gov’t Mule is probably the best band of the last 20 years, in my opinion. I just saw them last week in Italy and I’m still recovering…by the way he also played the Burn riff during as long slide guitar solo!!

  14. 14
    Eric says:


    I agree with you….. as long as it is DEEP PURPLE who is jamming and not some guest I don’t know!


  15. 15
    Crimson Ghost says:


    …now you do, Eric. I suggest you check further into him, Government Mule, The(Grateful)Dead, Allman Brothers Band…. need I go on?

  16. 16
    Menno says:

    I heard some young people talking just after the concert. Apparently they didn’t know much of DP, didn’t know names of the guys. But they couldn’t stop talking about their admiration of this bass player. The star of this show.

  17. 17
    KIDD PURPLE says:

    This is what Deep Purple is all about !!!!

  18. 18
    deep lavender says:

    Warren Haynes is, IMHO, singularly responsible for resurrecting the Allman Brothers Band in 1990, and carrying them forward to this day.
    Those of you who saw this show had the privilege of seeing 2 of the most influential & productive guitarists (Morse & Haynes) of the last 20 years on the same stage at the same time. Wish I could’ve been there….

  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    2 Steves!!!!

    Where did they get the idea!!!!!

    Great thinking!!!!

  20. 20
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Ah, My Main Man continues to leave ego at stage left! Look at all of the banjo players that gotten invited up on stage to play with the Purp’s including that A-H Ynngwie.. Ya gotsta love how Warren was an Allman Bros. aficionado as a school boy only to find himself a member of the band a good number of years later. And of course Steve covering the Purp’s whilst (I’m American) cutting his teeth on a plethora of music as a said school boy.

    Hey Blacky, care to share a stage with another banjo player….?

    Yeah, right. But I still love ya guy! :>



  21. 21
    fdr says:

    And shure the Purps could learn a trick or two from Warren & Gov’t Mule: changing 100% the set list every night, tons of jamming every night, a catalogue of (literally) hundreds of songs to choose from every night, the possibility of legally downloading every show from their site, playing ‘special’ concerts, 2 or three times a year with guests, special setlists, etc..that’s the way to do it!

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