August 1992 to November 1993
Deep Purple Mk II.c
Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Ian Gillan (vcl); Roger Glover (bss); Jon Lord (kbr); Ian Paice (drm).
Gillan is asked to re-join Deep Purple and the classic line-up is reborn again. They record The Battle Rages On... (1993) and go touring. However, frictions within the band continue to amass until Blackmore decides to leave in the middle of the tour.
Albums & singles
See the Deep Purple Discography