Thu, 9th Aug 2012
Metallica, Iron Maiden and The Flaming Lips are all set to contribute tracks to a new Deep Purple tribute album.
The album, to be titled 'Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head', will see a selection of acts covering each of the tracks on Deep Purple's classic 1972 album 'Machine Head'.
Also confirmed to appear are Black Label Society, guitarist Carlos Santana and rock supergroup Chickenfoot, along side a series of one-off collaborators like the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, ex-Guns N' Roses men Matt Sorum and Duff MacKagan, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Steve Vai.
The collection is being put out in honour of Deep Purple's Jon Lord, who died last month at the age of 71 after suffering a pulmonary embolism.