Deep Purple

1968-1976; 1984-
Rod EvansVocals1968-1969
Nick SimperBass1968-1969
Ritchie BlackmoreGuitar1968-1975; 1984-1993
Jon LordKeyboards1968-1976; 1984-2002
Ian PaiceDrums1968-1976; 1984-
Ian GillanVocals1969-1973; 1984-1989; 1993-
Roger GloverBass1969-1973; 1984-
Glenn HughesBass1973-1976
David CoverdaleVocals1973-1976
Tommy BolinGuitar1975-1976
Joe Lynn TurnerVocals1989-1993
Joe SatrianiGuitar1993-1994
Steve MorseGuitar1994-
Don Airey Keyboards2002-
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U2Fact or Fiction

How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?

Colin HaySongwriter Interviews

Established as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting.

Billy Joe ShaverSongwriter Interviews

The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.

Matt SorumSongwriter Interviews

When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."

Janet JacksonFact or Fiction

Was Janet secretly married at 18? Did she gain 60 pounds for a movie role that went to Mariah Carey? See what you know about Ms. Jackson.

Dwight TwilleySongwriter Interviews

Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.