Best Cover Versions of Deep Purple Songs

I prefer covers by metal bands because they are the best. Also modern metal goes with Deep Purple songs.
But non-metal covers are OK, too, if they are good.

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The Top Ten

1 Perfect Strangers - Jorn Lande

It's not only the best Deep Purple cover, it's one of the best covers of all time.

2 Mistreated - Rainbow

Vox by Dio - Dio did a great job on this one. There's only a live version but it's great (from the live album On Stage, 1977).

Just a great song

3 Burn - Jorn Lande

Jorn Lande is amazing again.

4 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple, Queen, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush

Watch the video on youtube - Kerrang called it "the greatest array of hard rock talent ever assembled".
In 1989, artists from Pink Floyd, Queen, Rush, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Yes, Iron Maiden and others joined forces to raise funds for people affected by the Armenian earthquake.
Guitars - David Gilmour, Brian May, Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, Alex Lifeson
Vox - Ian Gillan, Bruce Dickinson, Paul Rogers, Bryan Adams
Keyboards - Keith Emerson, Geoff Downes
Bass - Chris Squire
Drums - Roger Taylor

5 Perfect Strangers - Dream Theater
6 Speed King - Venom

The best cover of this song by far. Awesome!

7 Stormbringer - Jorn Lande
8 Space Truckin' - Overkill

One of the best Deep Purple covers on this list.

9 Highway Star - Chickenfoot

A great cover, moreover it's a live version.

10 Speedking - Primal Fear

This speed metal band did a great job on Speedking. The singer screams not worse than Ian Gillan and their sick drummer put some extras.

The Contenders

11 Highway Star - Metal Church

Thanks to whoever added this - I completely forgot about this version.

12 Black Night - Monument

Monument is a new metal band from The UK, formed circa 2010.

I love Black Night and I'm glad Monument did this awesome cover.

13 Mistreated - Yngwie Malmsteen

Vox: Jeff Scott Soto

14 Hallelujah - Blind Guardian
15 Smoke on the Water - Metalium
16 When a Blind Man Cries - Metallica
17 Highway Star - Shining Fury
18 Perfect Strangers - Bruce Dickinson
19 Highway Star - Stryper
20 Highway Star - Buckcherry

In general this cover is very good, despite they skipped the keyboard solo and the legendary screams

21 Black Night - Deicide

This is a very extreme cover as you can guess.

22 Black Night - Bad Manners

This is a ska version, it sounds so funny.

23 Space Truckin' - Iron Maiden
24 Highway Star - Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith & Lachlan Doley

From the 2012 tribute album "Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head"

25 Soldier of Fortune - Opeth
26 When a Blind Man Cries - Richie Sambora
27 Highway Star - Dream Theater
28 Highway Star - Type O Negative

Despite being a Gothic Doom Metal band Type O Negative were influenced by Deep Purple and it shows in their songs their songs have slowed down Gallop Riffs, they are probably the most metal of all the Doom Metal bands

29 Highway Star - Faith No More
30 Child In Time - Yngwie Malmsteen
31 Pictures of Home - Black Label Society

From the 2012 tribute album "Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head"

32 Highway Star - At Vance
33 Smoke On the Water - Carlos Santana, Jacoby Shaddix
34 Soldier of Fortune - Whitesnake (Acoustic Live from Starkers In Tokyo Album)
35 Black Night - Bruce Dickinson
36 Black Night - Twilight Guardians
37 Black Night - Vic Reeves

An electronic version.

38 Black Night - Pat Travers
39 Perfect Strangers - Dimmu Borgir
40 Smoke on the Water - Sepultura
41 Smoke on the Water - Six Feet Under
42 Rat Bat Blue - Helloween
43 Lazy - Jimmy Barnes, Joe Bonamassa, Brad Whitford & Anton Fig
44 Maybe I'm a Leo - Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith & Luis Maldonado
45 Burn (Live) - Great Gig
46 Stormbringer (Live) - Great Gig
47 Burn - Oulu All Star Big Band & J. Ahola

The hardest thing vocal-wise is the sustain on the word "burn" and Jarkko Ahola is killing it. Love him. Great voice.

48 Perfect Strangers - Dream Theater & Bruce Dickinson

Dream Theater - Bruce Dickinson Session, BBC Studio, London, UK, 1995.
What you get from this cover could be called Perfect Maidens - ´╗┐Purple Iron Theater.

49 Highway Star - Acid Drinkers
50 Highway Star - Alter Bridge

This cover has to be the fastest song they ever played...haha. They played it very good.

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