Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Label Society and More to Appear on Deep Purple Tribute Album, ‘Re-Machined’

Metallica, Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot (featuring Joe Satriani), Steve Vai and other artists will appear on Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head, a Deep Purple tribute album scheduled to be released September 4.

The album, which features cover versions of every track on Deep Purple’s classic 1972 album, also will feature appearances by Carlos Santana, Joe Bonamassa, Black Label Society, The Flaming Lips and groups featuring Steve Vai, Chad Smith, Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff McKagan and former Deep Purple member Glenn Hughes.

Machine Head, one of hard rock’s most celebrated albums, features eight now-classic tracks, including “Smoke on the Water,” “Highway Star” and “Space Truckin’.” The tribute album features two versions of “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star.”

“We were asked if we’d contribute to the anniversary of Machine Head — we can’t turn that down,” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told in a recent interview. “We’re circling the Dio and Purple catalogs and hopefully we’ll come up with something worthy of these wonderful men.” Metallica covered “When a Blind Man Cries” on the Deep Purple tribute album.

News of the album’s release comes soon after the death of former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, who died July 16.

Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head Track Listing:

01. Smoke on the Water – Carlos Santana
02. Highway Star – Chickenfoot
03. Maybe I’m a Leo – Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith, Luis Maldonado
04. Pictures of Home – Black Label Society
05. Never Before – Kings of Chaos (Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Arlan Schierbaum)
06. Smoke on the Water – The Flaming Lips
07. Lazy – Jimmy Barnes, Joe Bonamassa
08. Space Truckin’ – Iron Maiden
09. When A Blind Man Cries – Metallica
10. Highway Star – Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Chad Smith, Lachlan Doley


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  • Dalenmel2001

    This is a cool idea for a Deep Purple tribute album,Type O Negative did an awesome version of “Highway Star”on Roadrunner records best of Type O Negative album. I wish Peter (Ratajczyk)Steele was still alive so maybe Type O Negative could have been on this album doing another song or the same one.

  • Tom

    Another sign of how pathetic Metallica have become.  They get to do a cover of a song on a tribute to the best album by one of the best bands ever, and they choose to do the ballad that was a B-side to a single!  The real Metallica who died years ago would have chosen Highway Star!  I’m sure, being the biggest name on this tribute, that they were given first choice, so why the ballad?!?  Why the song most people don’t even know?

  • Mcclarky

    Wow, looks like they got Highway Star and Smoke on the water covered….