Maiden, Queen, Led Zep men guest on Sunflower Superjam DVD

Two years of Sunflower Jam shows will be released on DVD next month, featuring members of Iron Maiden, Queen and Led Zeppelin – plus late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord’s final live performance.

Main feature is the 2012 Sunflower Jam, held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which saw the the stage shared by Bruce Dickinson, Brian May, John Paul Jones, Alice Cooper, Ian Paice, Mark King, Alfie Boe and others.

A bonus disc carries the previous year’s show in the same location, at which Lord made his last public musical appearance ahead of his passing from cancer. Performances also came from Deep Purple, Rick Wakeman, Joe Bonamassa and others.

Both events raised funds for the Sunflower Jam charity, which provides complementary treatment to young victims of cancer. The Sunflower Superjam DVD goes on sale on September 16. Find out more.

Next year’s event will be a tribute to Lord, who co-founded the charity in 2005. Dickinson, Wakeman and members of Purple are set to perform on April 4, with full details to be announced in due course.


Ain’t No Telling: The Temperance Movement
Behind Blue Eyes: Bruce Dickinson
Black Night: Bruce Dickinson
Elected: Alice Cooper
Emerald: Bruce Dickinson
I Want To Know What Love Is: Alfie Boe
Lessons In Love: Mark King
Pictured Within: Steve Balsamo
Rock’n'Roll: Alfie Boe
Sails of Charon: Uli Jon Roth
School’s Out: Alice Cooper
Since You’ve Been Gone: Brian May & Kerry Ellis
Smoke On The Water: Ensemble
Something About You: Mark King
This Wheel’s On Fire: Sandi Thom

2011 footage
Bohemian Rhapsody: Newton Faulkner
Born To Run: Danny Bowes
Bourée: Jon Lord
Eleanor Rigby: Rick Wakeman
Good Golly Miss Molly: Gary Brooker
I Just Want To Make Love To You: Margo Buchanan
It’s Not As Big As It Was: Jon Lord & Rick Wakeman
Life on Mars: Newton Faulkner
Midnight Blues: Joe Bonamassa
Pictured Within: Steve Balsamo
Smoke on the Water: Deep Purple feat. Bill Bailey
The Ballad of John Henry: Joe Bonamassa
The Thrill Is Gone: Joe Bonamassa
Whiter Shade of Pale: Gary Brooker

2012 footage
Freedom Jazz Dance: Brian Auger
Born Free: Brian May & Kerry Ellis
I Loved A Butterfly: Brian May & Kerry Ellis
Substitute: Margo Buchanan
Help Me: Sandi Thom
November Rain: Sandi Thom
Only Friend: The Temperance Movement