The legendary DEEP PURPLE anthem "Black Night" is being released by London, England's very own rising stars MONUMENT as a special charity single on April 8 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 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 generation's most acomplished and critically acclaimed keyboard players, our good friend Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND). 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.