Exodus and Slayer‘s talented guitarist Gary Holt shared the cover of Deep Purple‘s ‘Machine Head’ album on Instagram and showed his appreciation of the band’s legendary work.

On his recent Instagram post, Gary Holt shared the cover photo of Deep Purple’s sixth studio album ‘Machine Head.’ On the caption of his post, Gary referred to the band’s famous song ‘Smoke on the Water’ as ‘the biggest riff in rock history.’

Gary also mentioned the guitarist and the founding member of Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmore as his favorite guitarist. Additionally, he told his fans a fun fact about an encounter during an earlier Slayer concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Here’s what Gary Holt wrote on the caption of his Instagram post:

“Day 19! Does rock getting any better than this? Aside from including within the biggest riff in rock history in “Smoke on the water”, you also get “Highway Star”, “Space Trucking”, “Lazy”, etc. My favorite guitarist, Mr. Blackmore upped his game big time here, although I almost went with “In Rock” here based on the majesty of “Child in time” alone. But there’s no denying this record.

Fun fact! When Slayer played the Montreux Jazz festival about three years back( looking out of you room window at Lake Geneva is something else!) I actually met the widow of “Funky Claude” who is memorialized in Smoke in the water, as the song tells of how he pulled kids out of the fire at the Frank Zappa show at the casino that led the relocation of the recording, and he was the first organizer of the Montreux Jazz festival.”

Gary’s post received more than 10K likes and many comments from the fans.

A fan named Stephan Wallmann wrote:

This album was my first experience with rock music at the age of 4! From this moment on I was hooked🔥🤘🏻

Another fan named Jay added:

Please do a Smoke on the water cover for all of us in your style.🔥🔥

You can see the post Gary Holt shared on Instagram below.

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Day 19! Does rock getting any better than this? Aside from including within the biggest riff in rock history in “Smoke on the water”, you also get “Highway Star”,”Space Trucking”, “Lazy”, ect. My favorite guitarist, Mr Blackmore upped his game big time here, although I almost went with “In Rock” here based on the majesty of “Child in time” alone. But there’s no denying this record. Fun fact! When Slayer played the Montreux Jazz festival about three years back( looking out of you room window at Lake Geneva is something else!) I actually met the widow of “Funky Claude” who is memorialized in Smoke in the water , as the song tells of how he pulled kids out of the fire at the Frank Zappa show at the casino that led the the relocation of the recording , and he was the first organizer of the Montreux Jazz festival.

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