Deep Purple Tribute Features Metallica, Iron Maiden

Deep Purple's landmark 1972 album, "Machine Head", is getting the tribute treatment.

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"Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head" is a compilation CD featuring re-interpretations of songs by Metallica, Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot, Black Label Society and more.

The disc will be made available with Classic Rock magazine's upcoming Deep Purple fanpack.

Due on September 4, the fanpack also comes with an in-depth, official, band-endorsed 124-page magazine featuring exclusive interviews with Metallica, Maiden, Chickenfoot, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Vai.

Deep Purple discuss the making of the album, and provide access to exclusive and unpublished photos and artefacts from their archive.

The magazine also includes one of the last-ever interviews with keyboard icon Jon Lord, who died earlier this month.

Last week, Glenn Hughes assembled some friends to record "Highway Star" for this release as a tribute to the music legend.

Deep Purple's most successful record, "Machine Head" reached number 1 in the UK and stayed in the top 40 for 20 weeks; it reached number 7 in the United States, remaining on the Billboard 200 for 118 weeks.

Various Artists "Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head"

01. Smoke On The Water Carlos Santana / Jacoby Shaddix 02. Highway Star Chickenfoot 03. Maybe I'm A Leo Glenn Hughes / Chad Smith 04. Pictures of Home Black Label Society 05. Never Before Kings of Chaos 06. Smoke On The Water The Flaming Lips 07. Lazy Jimmy Barnes with Joe Bonamassa 08. Space Truckin' Iron Maiden 09. When A Blind Man Cries Metallica

Exclusive to this special edition:

10. Highway Star Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith, Lauchlan Doley

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Thanks to HenneMusic for the report.

17 comments sorted by best / new / date

    I can just imagine Bruce screaming the "CAWWWWWM OWWWWN! LETS GO SPACE TRUCKIN'"
    Iron Maiden doing Space Truckin' is just awesome! That alone is a good enough reason to get this cd.
    07. Lazy Jimmy Barnes with Joe Bonamassa
    Joe Bonamassa playing Deep Purple... I think my ears got a boner, and I didn't even listened to it yet.
    Drache Wachter
    nargoth wrote: I can just imagine Bruce screaming the "CAWWWWWM OWWWWN! LETS GO SPACE TRUCKIN'"
    Can't wait.
    For the first time a tribute album really has some really great and well picked bands
    I am actually disappointed that Machine Head are not doing the entire album, simply because "Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head - Machine Head" would make me laugh.
    Wow... Flaming lips... Metallica... Santana... Black label... Iron Maiden.... This should be not awesome but epic!
    Really looking forward to this. A truly amazing album with (for the most parts) great bands. Oh..and Chad Smith grooving on Maybe I'm a Leo...daaamn.
    nickzippelli wrote: That Santana cover seems familiar, where have I seen that before? ....
    The Santana ultimate guitar collection, the cover has already been done, just re-released.
    The ****?! Make Maiden and Metallica switch songs. Space Truckin is a riff song, Maiden can't do riffs.