Deep Purple Sabbath Maiden Supergroup Finish Recording
I" had a great time in the studio yesterday with Ian Gillan, Nicko McBrain and Jon Lord. We had a brilliant time together laying down the track 'ut of My Mind'and a lot of fun doing it, plenty of jokes and humor! As expected everyone played so well. What an exciting time!!"
According to Tony's site, in 1989 Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan were just a few names in a long list of talent involved in the recording of the Deep Purple track "Smoke on The Water." This song was re-recorded to raise money for those affected by the Leinakan earthquake that struck Armenia in 1988.
In October of last year both Tony and Ian travelled to Armenia to see how the funds raised had helped the local community. On their trip they visited a music school only to find it being run out of temporary accommodation, it was the only location not to have been rebuilt 20 years after the earthquake had struck.