Monsters Of Rock festival is back!

The legendary Monsters Of Rock festival, last staged in the UK back in 1996,
will return this June with Deep Purple and Alice Cooper among the acts set
to appear. Staged by Clear Channel spin off Live Nation, organisers hope to
restore the former glory of the Heavy Metal bash that hosted sets from the
likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Iron
Maiden, Kiss, Metallica, Motorhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Status Quo, Van
Halen, Whitesnake and ZZ Top between 1980 and 1996.

Commenting on their involvement, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan told CMU: “For
Deep Purple to headline the return of the mighty Monsters Of Rock Festival
in 2006 is somewhat appropriate, as this brings two venerable giants of hard
rock together for the first time. I have great memories of playing the
Monsters Of Rock as a solo artist back in 1982, and am very much looking
forward to Deep Purple’s debut appearance.”

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