The rock part of the day comes with Highway Star, by Deep Purple.
Deep Purple is an English rock band formed in the UK in 1968.
They are considered the pioneers of heavy metal and the band consists of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Ritchie Blackmore.
This line-up has been active since 1969, but it slightly changed over the years.
Deep Purple sings mainly hard-rock, but also heavy metal, progressive and psychedelic rock.
Their song Highway Star is the opening track from the band’s album named Machine Head.
It was released in March 1972 as a hard rock song, through EMI studios.
The free Highway Star piano sheet music is the fastest song in tempo on this album and it incorporates long, classic guitar and organ solos.
Highway Star has a length of 6:09 minutes in its original version and 6:39 minutes in the 1997 remix version.
The authors of the free Highway Star piano sheets are Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice and the producer is Deep Purple.
The story of this great song started on a tour bus when the band was asked by a reporter how they wrote songs and they tried to demonstrate, playing a riff consisting of a single "G" repeated over and over.
After this event, the song was set as one of the band’s staples in their concerts and was set opener even before it was officially released.
Because of its success, the song has been covered by great artists over time and has been used in media and TV commercials.
For example, Highway Star was covered by the Gwar side project X-Cops in their 1995 album, by Chad Smith, by Cory Todd in 2018, or Metal Church.
Even if the melodic line isn’t so easy, we are sure you can try it on your piano at home, as the sheets are available on our website right now.