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Fun in Nashville

While working in nashville on the new album, it was not quite all work and no play. Don Airey found the time to go out and do be a guest keyboard player with a band called Thee Rock’N’Roll Residency at a local pub. They did Ozzy’s Suicide Solution and Mr. Crowley:

Then Roger Glover stepped on stage for some Bloodsucker and Highway Star (and check out the album-style twin guitar solo on the latter):

Thanks to Jerry Brown for the recordings and to Tracy Heyder for bringing them to your attention.

36 Comments to “Fun in Nashville”:

  1. 1
    Adel says:

    Those guys from DP are just born to perform live it’s in their DNA and they are just getting better and better. I can’t see the day when they will hang up their boots as Ian Gillan like to perform bare foot. Ian Gillan still sings THWS with enormous ease and that singer in the clip looks like he can’t make babies anymore !!!
    Here is a good tile to the new DP album ‘Bones and Ashes in Nashville’
    Thanks for the clip guys.

  2. 2
    LRT says:

    It all filters through social networks first now. Be more active in there Tracy, this would’ve dropped here sooner. πŸ˜€ Decent band, guitar players have some Purple understanding indeed.

  3. 3
    LRT says:

    Hey Rog, Pabst Blue Ribbon swill. Really?! πŸ˜€

  4. 4
    Nigel Young says:

    Roger and Don also guested with Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency the previous Tuesday, playing Into The Fire and Smoke. Both of their guest appearances were advertised on Thee’s facebook page. Other nights off were spent going to see Diana Ross at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Rival Sons at the The Cannery Ballroom and Slayer at the War Memorial Auditorium. Craig Hooper and Coolhead Productions filmed pre-production at SoundCheck Nashville and then recording at The Tracking Room and some of their time off.

  5. 5
    Black Sheep says:

    Guitar players are superb!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 6
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Happy Easter to the Purps, everyone else & especially you Adel, Jesus loves you buddy!.

  7. 7
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Better late than never LRT… pull back on the complaining. The “purplepriest1965” handle is up for grabs now that he has changed his. You may wish to grab it for yourself since you have constantly gravitated towards that knit picking syndrome. Have you ever tasted a PBR? Or are you too snooty and have to answer to peer pressure. Roger drinking one and you criticizing it shows who is who regarding true character. PBR is actually damn good and for those whom don’t need to show their identity by the beer can they hold, they are not beholding to the “Budweiser” club of swill. Go ahead, compare. I dare you. In PUBLIC for that matter.


  8. 8
    Robbo says:

    I totally agree Tracy. Not a damn thing wrong with PBR. An American classic and my go to beer when I can’t find my very favorite…Schlitz. Even better than PBR for me. Just not easy to find!!

  9. 9
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @ 7 Tracy, I know it’s a bit off topic, but I’m just wondering if you dig Blue Oyster Cult? and if so, then how would you rate them against Deep Purple?. Obviously you can tell I’m a big fan of B.O.C., I reckon Buck Dharma is way up there amongst the best guitarists that 1970’s hard rock produced. There’s a great video on youtube of Steve Morse & Buck mixing it up with their guitars on “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, that I think you might enjoy. By the way, while I’m partial to a brew, I more often prefer the harder stuff… you might say I’m a man of good spirits!, lol.

  10. 10
    LRT says:

    It comes from a longer attention span and more afforded luxury than you can fathom, Tracy. Snooty? Dam good beer? You’re living in a TN cave there. I live in the US beer capitol, you can take every can! Do your Purple rounds daily, you’ll miss much less. πŸ˜€ Btw, passing thru Memphis and Nashville in a few weeks on the way to Boston and NYC. Any chance you’ll be up for a real beer or three on me, let me know. I might show you a peep at the mother load.

  11. 11
    LRT says:

    @ 8, now that is a decently informative comment!

  12. 12
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:


    Tennessee cave? Hardly. Plus I am a Miami, Fl. native of 50 years. Luxury I can’t fathom? I doubt that and either way, those that are real don’t brag. Beer capitol or not, beer of all types flow where ever I go. Plenty of pub and grubs to choose from here in the Nashville zone and throughout my travels. Again, for a basic domestic beer, PBR hits the spot. Plus when you drink as much as I do, the price is right too. πŸ˜‰ We actually have an awesome brand here called 211/Steel Reserve that I have become quite fond of. Only comes in cans though but truly a full bodied and flavored brew. Plus as with PBR, the price is right.

    Now as for your trip this way, give me a heads up and we can converge in Nashville. I’m a little more than an hour from there. Might as well do the ‘Harp & Fiddle’. Great grub and brew and full bar. Personally I am a Whiskey man but am not too shy about the rest of the alcohol gambit.

    Sound like a plan?

  13. 13
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Blackwood Richmore @9:

    Sorry to say, I never really dug into BOC to any degree so I don’t have much of an opinion. The little I have heard I can say it didn’t really grab me enough to further indulge into their music. Probably my loss. Back in the 80’s when I was doing most of my record collecting with a fellow Purple fanatic, he was into BOC and praised them. I have a few of their LPs on vinyl that he inspired me to buy that are stored away and have never spun on the turntable. You have sparked my curiosity though and will have to dig around I guess and give them a try.

    Robbo@ 8:

    Can’t say I ever had a Schlitz. But unlike ‘some folks here’, I won’t hesitate to crawl out of my 4000 sf cave in the middle of my 200 acre plantation and try it if I find it….


  14. 14
    Dr. Bob says:

    Love the Cheech & Chong lyric thrown into Bloodsucker

  15. 15
    nupsi59 says:

    so, we are talking about beer…

    If you ever have the chance in the US finding the german “Krombacher Pils”, give it a try… my all-time favourite!

    Cheers… and have a nice Day!

  16. 16
    NWO says:

    Damn Yankees! What do you all know about good beer! Come to Canada or go to Germany! Then talk… πŸ™‚

  17. 17
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Been to both Canada and Germany…. One is cold beer and the other is warm. Both made with Hops and Barley plus whatever is added for signature flavor. It ain’t rocket science. It’s BEER. I live in the USA. Most decent beers can be bought in most of our many grocers, liquor stores and pubs. Don’t have to travel to the corners of this planet to experience what is available all over. It’s all here in the greatest country on the planet. Matter of fact, most ‘quick stops’ have more beer here than anywhere else. Part of the reason we have such an immigration problem here. The Great USA has it ALL. Also fresh water and ice that won’t give you the shits, so DRINK UP!


    Why else do you think our great members of the band DEEP PURPLE have mostly relocated here from Europe? IT’S BETTER HERE! Except of course for the great axe-man Steve Morse whom didn’t have to relocate. The band came here for him. Hell, even TMIB and his lovely are rooted here. Long Live R&R and the American DEEP PURPLE. Sorry if the TRUTH HURTS.

    Also, Happy EASTER to ALL here at THS, in celebration of the Living Messiah, JESUS CHRIST- the true Super Star! Thank you Ian Gillan for combining R&R History with the True Rock Star of Humanity, our LORD and SAVIOR. This is the season to REJOICE in HIM, our CHILD in TIME!



  18. 18
    Scott W says:

    @ 15 and 16..agreed. And I’m a ‘Yankee’ !! Been drinking imports since I could buy booze legally and only drink good German, Belgian Ale etc. No hangover and a true no additive brew with centuries old tradition. Actually started trying imports because of Blackers! Good music (DP etc) goes with good drink. If I want a headache and want to puke I’ll listen to J. Beiber and drink Bud!!!

  19. 19
    Scott W says:

    Forgot to mention that once you taste good beer, you will not drink swill again.

  20. 20
    MacGregor says:

    Sounds like Tracy has had a few too many of those beers. Personally I loathe stuff! Never could fathom the taste, same with licorice! Back to Tracy’s rave, well we are all here on planet earth for a very short time! And guess what, when we go I bet you there isn’t any Saviour waiting for us! It will be lights out! Now surely we can all drink to that! A quality Vodka will do thanks, if I am in the mood that is, I have never been into alcohol that much. They tell me the grass is greener on the other side! Cheers.

  21. 21
    NWO says:

    @Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder – Again Damn Yankees- Fresh Water?? Are you from Flint? LMAO! Schlitz beer is good for constipation! LOL. Or Bud, Coors, Busch (Blechh!). Sam Adams is ok. Your booze sucks too. Sorry if the TRUTH hurts!
    @Scott & MacGregor – EXACTLY!
    and in the words of Ozzy – God Bless You All. And keep on smokin’ them joints! πŸ™‚

  22. 22
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Isn’t America a continent of both North & South?. Ergo, Canadians & Mexicans are also Americans, one continent under God you might say!. Lol. And another thing I won’t discuss is religion, it always causes a fight man, VAVOOM!. I know what you’re thinking, but I don’t know what to say, the turmoil & the conflict, you don’t have to feel that way. Look into my eyes & feel my hand upon your heart, holding us together, not tearing us apart. How many words we waste to justify a crime, compare it to an act of love, that really takes no time. Why not take a moment of your time, inside your mind?. From “Clearly Quite Absurd”.

  23. 23
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Anyway, a good scrumpy beats the brew hands down!, but I still prefer hard liquor & all manner of liqueurs. God bless England the mother country & all those wonderful musicians that have “popped out” of her veritable wombs, whom without there wouldn’t even be this fan forum for us all to argue about this & other bands & booze & the booty on!. Ever so slightly drunken smiles to ya!.

  24. 24
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    I will pray for you MacGregor….. I got your back bro. πŸ˜‰

  25. 25
    Black Sheep says:

    None of the current Purple line up live, or even have property in the self proclaimed ‘best country on earth’ (that could feasibly have Donald Trump as its leader in six month’s time!) except for Steve Morse who is as American as apple pie and mass shootings anyway.

  26. 26
    Scott W says:

    I am a believer myself Tracy and MacGregor, but an aside; My bass player died for a while on the table after a heart attack and was brought back. The first thing I asked him after his experience was: “What did you see on the other side?” He said : ‘Scott, there were no angels, choir, or St Peter…just grey’…. Maybe because obviously he did not complete the journey?! His is just one experience of many such ‘passings’.

  27. 27
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    @ 21 NWO:

    We are on same page regarding Bud for sure. I have boycotted ALL Anheuser-Busch beers for years, mainly due to all the “cool-aid” followers that have fallen into the Bud Trance and the fact that it truly does taste bad. The Bud/Busch promotion train caters to ‘Fad’ followers and will put anything in a can and dress up the can in order to sell it. There was a beer that I did drink a lot called RED DOG. It was from the Plank Road Brewery. Really good flavor for a basic domestic. The Lite version was called SOUTH PAW. They were my main go to for stocking my beer fridge. Not a lite beer fan but as lites go, had full flavor and didn’t taste like a lite beer. Unfortunately they folded a couple of years back. I also agree on the Sam Adams front. I have turned to Yuengling these days. They are the oldest beer brewery in America and produce a variety of types including a dark porter, lagers, and my favorite Black & Tan which is a combination of their dark porter and premium beer. We attend Renaissance Festivals annually and sitting at the table with a Yard of Beer (Traditional Black & Tan- Guinness and Bass Ale) and a Roasted Turkey Leg while dressed in my Viking Garb is the highlight. Still waiting for TMIB to show up at one of these.

    But as stated above, for my everyday cool down pour, 211/Steel Reserve is my basic go to. Only comes in cans but then, my beer fridge is stocked with frozen mugs in the upper freezer. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed. A whiskey man mainly though. Used to drink Canadian Blended stuff such as Canadian Club/Crown, but have since turned to Bourbons. I like the earthier taste that is present. Came across one that is my new go to recently, “Very Old Barton”. Various strengths from 80-100 proof and very smooth. An occasional Dirty Martini goes down the hatch also which in my case is vodka, vermouth and a spoon of olive juice….Shaken, not stirred of course (007) and a large stuffed olive dropped in.

    OK, enough typing. My alcohol meter has advised me that I am low so I must go and dig up something and replenish.


  28. 28
    josh says:

    @ 17 Tracy: Jeeeeeesus, whats wrong with you ?

  29. 29
    Robbo says:

    NWO at 21…Schlitz is owned by Pabst and they reformulated it a few years ago to the original 60’s taste as close as they could and believe me it is much better than Bud Coors High Life, PBR etc. unless you just don’t like that style. But it’s not easily available. Check out the facebook page and the number of people all over the country demanding more distribution.
    At 13 Tracy…Schlitz has a website. You can punch in your zip and it will tell

    you where it’s available. Not in Nashville or Memphis currently I believe.

  30. 30
    Robbo says:

    Tracy…we have Steel Reserve here in South Jersey but it’s a stronger version than what you may be referring to. Can’t get the milder version here unfortunately.

  31. 31
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Yes, it seems to vary in alcohol content depending on the state. Here in Tennessee it is 6%. In Kentucky, just 45 minutes from where I live it is 8%. Plus the sales tax is less. So, where do you think I do my beer stocking up purchase??? πŸ˜‰

    Josh @28;
    Wrong with me??? Not a clue bro. I feel pretty good. You?

    Scott W @26;
    Well obviously there will be different levels and experiences from folks who go through the temporary death experience. If he actually has recollection at all such as you state “gray”, then I would have to say he wasn’t dead. But that temporary death vision thing is all subject to interpretation and opinion. You can’t base your faith on other individual’s testimony. Believing is one thing. Truly having a relationship with the Lord and feeling him in your heart spiritually is the key. Without that, the key to Heaven isn’t in your possession. I have had so many true near death experiences that have re-enforced my belief and commitment to HIM. Only GOD almighty could have intervened and kept me from perishing which is my personal proof that only HE decides when we are done here on earth in this life and then where we go for our eternal existence afterwards. We reside in this form and dwelling temporarily. While here, our way of life and commitment or lack thereof to JESUS whom died on the Cross in sacrifice for all our sins will determine what neighborhood you reside in for eternity in your next phase. There are only 2 neighborhoods offered at that point and I know which one I want to relocate to…..


  32. 32
    Robbo says:

    Hey Tracy…thanks for your comments. I wish I could get the 6%. The 8 is just a bit too much bite for me and oddly I’ve only had the bottled version. It sells like crazy around here! Glad you can get it tho…!

  33. 33
    Robbo says:

    Tracy…BTW…they do still produce Red Dog. Grabbed some last week. Just not a big seller and limited distribution like my beloved Schlitz!

  34. 34
    Scott W says:

    I am certainly not basing my faith on anything this guy said (he was/ is pretty nutty) , just recalling his experience. God bless everyone!

  35. 35
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Robbo @ 32,33….

    I do prefer the 8%. More bang for the buck and there really isn’t much difference in flavor to me. You actually have it in bottles there? Only seen it in cans. Would love to find it in bottle form. As for Red Dog, man I miss that beer. Plus, I actually had a dog just like the one on their emblem. A huge French Bordeaux Mastiff named “Barley”. One thing really cool about the Red Dog in bottles is that on the inside of each cap is a slogan or riddle revolving around the subject matter of dogs, beer and good times.

    Scott W @34…

    Got it! Bless you too bro…. πŸ˜‰


  36. 36
    Robbo says:

    Tracy…I will have to give the 8% another try! Yes we get 22 oz. clear bottles, 24 oz. cans, 16 oz. six pack cans and 40’s in plastic bottles but thankfully they are bringing back the glass 40’s. Plastic just ain’t right! Only Reddog in cans nowadays.
    Hope Purple come around the states in my part of the country sometime this year. Saw them at Count Basie Theater in Red Bank NJ in July and enjoyed it very much…

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