Chickenfoot does Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” — Better?

It would be sacrilege if I said it so I won’t (but I will), but this is fucking awesome! The creators get 1st Honors, however. Deep Purple has a special place in my heart (if not in The Rock & Roll Hall of F(Sh)ame); I’ve seen them live with the most classic of Deep Purple classic lineups, so this isn’t a put-down, but I’m not afraid to say that Satch can play circles around Blackmoore any day of the week. Chickenfoot is a band that’s not Deep Purple, with no keyboards, playing a Deep Purple classic and making it sound better than Deep Purple with keyboards! There, I said it, so now I’ll have to cut out my tongue. Hate away.

Jon Lord Dead

Rock and roll has lost one of its greatest. Jonathan Douglas “Jon” Lord died today, July 16th, 2012 at the age of 71. As a founding member and keyboard player of Deep Purple he will be remembered as one of the true giants of hard rock. Deep Purple and Jon Lord were among my personal all-time favorites and although Jon is gone his music will be with me and make my life more enjoyable until my number comes up. It’s a sad day indeed, but life must go on. Hail Jon!

Jon Lord