Metallica, Iron Maiden, Papa Roach Set for Deep Purple Tribute Set

2012-07-24

Story by Anne Erickson

Deep Purple’s upcoming ‘Machine Head’ tribute set features Metallica, Iron Maiden, Papa Roach and more

A collection of rock and metal musicians are lending their talents to an album honoring Deep Purple’s benchmark 1972 release, “Machine Head.” The collection will be released exclusively along with a new “fanpack” issue of the U.K.’s Classic Rock magazine

The album, “Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head,” will offer cover versions of all of the tracks on the original album performed by Metallica, Iron Maiden, the Flaming Lips, Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Chickenfoot, Carlos Santana, former Deep Purple bass player Glenn Hughes, guitarist Steve Vai and ex-Guns N’ Roses members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.

The set also features two unique versions of two of Deep Purple’s greatest hits: “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star.” Shaddix and Santana put their spin on one version of “Smoke,” while the Flaming Lips take a stab at another versions. “Highway Star” gets remade by Chickenfoot and a slew of musicians, Hughes, Vai and Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith.

As for the magazine part of the fanpack, it will offer interviews with Deep Purple band members, plus many of the musicians who participated in putting together “Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head.” The magazine will also include one of the final interviews with founding Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord, who passed away July 16 of this year at age 71 from pancreatic cancer. The fanpack is set to arrive on Sept. 4.

‘Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head’ Track Listing:

Carlos Santana and Jacoby Shaddix – “Smoke on the Water”
Chickenfoot – “Highway Star”
Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith and Luis Maldonado – “Maybe I’m a Leo”
Black Label Society – “Pictures of Home”
Kings of Chaos – “Never Before”
The Flaming Lips- “Smoke on the Water”
Jimmy Barnes and Joe Bonamassa – “Lazy”
Iron Maiden – “Space Truckin’“
Metallica – “When a Blind Man Cries”
Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Chad Smith and Lachlan Doley- “Highway Star”

 




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