The legendary Deep Purple anthem 'Black Night' is being released by London's very own rising stars, Monument, as a special charity single on April 8th to raise funds for The Sunflower Jam Charity.
Peter Ellis, vocalist of Monument said: "We are very excited about releasing this cover of Deep Purple's classic 'Black Night' as a tribute to the late, great Jon Lord whose work has heavily influenced all members of Monument.
"It is fitting that Jon's parts in the track are performed by one of our generations most acomplished and critically acclaimed keyboard players, our good friend Bob Katsionis (Firewind).
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"It is also important to us to know that all profit from sales will be going to The Sunflower Jam charity which Jon Lord himself was such a big part of and that we can, in our own little way, help the charity's noble cause.
"I hope you enjoy this cover and that you will never forget Jon and all the amazing things he did in his time."
The Sunflower Jam is a high profile rock music event which donates funds and supports charities which provide complementary care to cancer patients. The last two years have seen the event take place at the Royal Albert Hall with artists such as Alice Cooper, Brian May, Deep Purple, Jon Lord, Bruce Dickinson, Paul Weller and a host of other rock legends pledging their support.
The charity has been able to build a complimentary treatment room at Great Ormond Street hospital and this year, is working with the College of Medicine to support research into alternative treatments for pancreatic cancer.
A Monument single-launch headline show has also been announced for April 6th in London Nambucca! where Monument will be doing a 45 minute set to celebrate the release of 'Black Night', with two opening acts and a very special guest joining us on stage for 'Black Night' - Bruce Dickinson/Tank bassist Chris Dale!! Not to be missed!
Metal Talk interviewed Pete Ellis last year before they supported Dio Disciples and you can watch that right here...
For MetalTalk's review of last year's Sunflower Jam held at the Royal Albert Hall, click here.