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Whitesnake in The Gypsy video

Whitesnake have released a live video for their take on Deep Purple classic The Gypsy.

It appears on David Coverdale and co’s latest release, The Purple Album, designed as a tribute to his former band after an attempted reunion with Ritchie Blackmore failed to take place.

Mainman Coverdale recently said: “Everyone did their homework, and every performance is done respectfully in honour of Deep Purple’s musicians. There were respectful nods to the original musicians throughout the album, and it has come out delightfully.

“It’s a tribute to Jon Lord, Ian Paice and Ritchie Blackmore, who gave me my break in the first place.”

The Purple Album was released in May. Whitesnake are currently touring Europe and they’ll return to the UK with Def Leppard and Black Star Riders next month.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.