In 1987, Deep Purple released a new LP, The House of Blue Light, which sold over 2.2 million copies worldwide. Three years later, a new vocalist Joe Lynn Turner joined the band, and a new successful album, Slaves & Masters, came out.
Before the 25th anniversary of the band, one of the old members Ian Gillan returned. During that period, the artists released another album, The Battle Rages On… The name of the album referred to the never-ending battle between Ian and Ritchie.
In 2013, the group presented a long-awaited LP, Now What?!, which earned numerous positive reviews from the fans and critics. The album became especially popular in Germany.
During the band’s active years, artists recorded 20 studio albums and more than 35 live albums. They also released more than 40 singles. In 2016, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
As of today, the band’s latest album appeared in 2017. It managed to reach high spots on the charts all over the world and earned gold status in Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Hungary. After the release of Infinite, the band embarked on The Long Goodbye Tour, which is expected to last for three years.
For the past 51 years, the band’s lineup changed several times. Through the years, 14 artists proudly called themselves part of the legendary group. The only member, who has been with Deep Purple since the beginning and never took a break, is the drummer, Ian Paice.