March 2002 onwards
Deep Purple Mk VIII
Don Airey (kbr); Ian Gillan (vcl); Roger Glover (bss); Steve Morse (gtr); Ian Paice (drm).
After 30+ years, Jon Lord decides to retire from the purple ranks. His shoes are now filled by the eminent Don Airey. Their first album, Bananas, was recorded in early 2003.