Thursday, August 16, 2012

Iron Maiden singer talks about Deep Purple tribute album

The Deep Purple tribute album, "Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head" will be released September 25.

The compilation CD featuring re-interpretations of Deep Purple’s landmark 1972 album with songs recorded by Metallica, Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot, Black Label Society and more.

Iron Maiden’s version of "Space Truckin'" was actually recorded back in 2006.

"Initially we didn't think we'd be able to contribute anything due to our touring commitments,” says Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. “Then we remembered 'Space Truckin'' which we'd recorded as a single B-side during our 'A Matter Of Life And Death' album session, but never used. However now, thanks to Kevin Shirley's remixing skills, we're able to include it on 'Re-Machined'."

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

Plus, exclusive to this special edition:

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

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