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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Charlie Benante of AnthraxSongwriter Interviews

The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"They're Playing My Song

With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Kerry Livgren of KansasSongwriter Interviews

In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."

Is That Song Public Domain?Fact or Fiction

Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?

Richard MarxSongwriter Interviews

Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.

Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)Songwriter Interviews

Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.