British rocker Jon Lord, former keyboardist for the band Deep Purple, has died. He was 71 years old.
A statement on Lord’s official website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in London on Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Lord co-wrote some of Deep Purple’s most famous tunes, including “Smoke on the Water,” and later had a successful solo career following his retirement from the band in 2002.
Last year, Lord told fans he was “fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure”.
In a message on his website dated August 9th, 2011, he added: “I shall of course be continuing to write music – in my world it just has to be part of the therapy – and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year.”
The statement posted on Lord’s website said he died “surrounded by his loving family.”
Rest in Peace
Deep Purple – Jon Lord Solo (Space Truckin) Live 72
Last weekend was just a perfect weekend to be in Kiev. On Sunday they celebrated the final of the Euro, which by the way i want to take advantage of this post to congratulate all the people and players from Spain. But it is not only Football or “Soccer” (how they called it in America), its also good old Rock and Roll in the streets.
Queen returned to the stage Saturday (June 30) in Kiev as part of the ANTIAIDS benefit with Adam Lambert in the fold.
The performance of the band as usual was outstanding, and we will be hoping for a tour and have the opportunity to see this live.
Meanwhile here is the complete show of last Saturday. Enjoy the show.
‘Seven Seas of Rhye’
‘Keep Yourself Alive’
‘We Will Rock You’
‘Fat Bottomed Girls’
‘Don’t Stop Me Now’
‘Under Pressure’ (Roger/Adam duet)
‘I Want It All’
‘Who Wants to Live Forever’
‘A Kind of Magic’ (Roger)
‘These Are Days of Our Lives’ (Roger)
‘Love of My Life’ (Brian)
‘Drum Battle / Guitar Solo’
‘I Want to Break Free’
‘Another One Bites the Dust’
‘Radio Ga Ga’
‘Somebody to Love’
‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’
‘The Show Must Go On’
‘Tie Your Mother Down’ (Brian)
‘We Will Rock You’
‘We Are the Champions’
After an extremely hot day in Bristow, Virginia, all the metal heads couldn’t have asked for a better ending of the night when Iron Maiden mixed Fire and Ice, summoning the Maiden England tour of 1988 that recreated the concept of the Album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
Alice Cooper kicked off the show at 7:30 lifted in a mobile stair dressed as a spider when he started his set list with Black Widow. His performance was outstanding showing the Metal fans of the DC Area the perfect formula of theatrics and rock. Everything you expect from an Alice show was served. Slaughtering of puppets, Alice’s Snake on his neck, The guillotine, Frankenstein, all of his outfits , and everything that make Alice Cooper an Icon in the Metal world.
Alice Cooper Set-List:
The Black Widow
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Billion Dollar Babies
Feed My Frankenstein
Wicked Young Man
I Love the Dead
School’s Out (Another Brick in the Wall)
Once Alice Cooper left the stage, the fans where ready to welcome the British Metal Gods. Once the UFO song Doctor Doctor came out of the speakers of the Jiffy Lube Live arena, all the fans stood up and waited for the Main Event to kick off. On the side screen you could see images of the Arctic seas which helped a lot on that hot Saturday. The streaming of the acoustic guitars sounded as Bruce Dickinson’s Voice in the background sang “Seven deadly sins, seven ways to win, seven holy paths to hell and your trip begins. Seven downward slopes, seven bloodied hopes, seven are your burning fires, seven your desires…” and the band came out to perform uninterruptedly Moonchild, Can I Play With Madness, The Prisoner, and 2 Minutes to Midnight.
Later Bruce started to talk to the audience, recalling that since they are in Washington DC they had a little surprise for us, and introduced the song “Afraid to shoot Strangers” making a reference of his Anti-War points of view.
then the band continued their set list bringing out songs from their golden years collection. Including the Epic Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
The stage was amazing, giving Bruce all the space he need to run, jump, and do all what he loves to do on a concert. it is unbelievable, at 53 years of age have all that energy he always gives to the audience… And Eddie, yes he came out, dressed as with the Horseback War Uniform, fought with his sword against Janick’s Guitar, walked and left. Later on the Song Seventh Son of a Seventh Son a Huge Eddie appeared in the back and that eddie later changed to the Eddie that is in the Seventh Son’s Album Cover.
Believe me, if you get a chance to see this show, DO IT. As always, Iron Maiden will satisfy your Metal hearts.
Can I Play With Madness
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Fear of the Dark
The Evil That Men Do
Alice Cooper – No More Mr Nice Guy
Alice Cooper – (Guillotine) I Love the dead
Iron Maiden – Intro – Moonchild
Iron Maiden – The Prisoner
Iron Maiden – Afraid to Shoot Strangers
Iron Maiden – Phantom of the Opera