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.


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 Mistreated - Rainbow Cover Art

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 Perfect Strangers - Dream Theater Cover Art
6 Speed King - Venom Speed King - Venom Cover Art

The best cover of this song by far. Awesome!

7 Stormbringer - Jorn Lande
8 Space Truckin' - Overkill Space Truckin' - Overkill Cover Art

One of the best Deep Purple covers on this list.

9 Highway Star - Chickenfoot Highway Star - Chickenfoot Cover Art

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

10 Speedking - Primal Fear Speedking - Primal Fear Cover Art

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 Highway Star - Metal Church Cover Art

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

12 Black Night - Monument Black Night - Monument Cover Art

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 When a Blind Man Cries - Metallica Cover Art
17 Highway Star - Shining Fury
18 Perfect Strangers - Bruce Dickinson
19 Highway Star - Stryper Highway Star - Stryper Cover Art
20 Highway Star - Buckcherry Highway Star - Buckcherry Cover Art

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 Black Night - Bad Manners Cover Art

This is a ska version, it sounds so funny.

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

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

25 Soldier of Fortune - Opeth Soldier of Fortune - Opeth Cover Art
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