Classic Rock Magazine reports that the legendary Mark III line-up of Deep Purple are planning a reunion. According to Classic Rock, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore are up for the reunion. However, since drummer Ian Paice is in the current Deep Purple line-up they need a drummer. This is where Lars Ulrich comes in. Lars says: “If they need a drummer, David Coverdale has my number.”
However, Jon Lord has made a posting on his own webpage where he says he can't see a reunion without Ian Paice.
Read more at http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/a-deep-purple-mk-iii-reunion-%e2%80%98count-me-in%e2%80%99-says-lars-ulrich/