Montreux festival founder Claude Nobs gained a famous nickname in a famous song. (Getty Images/Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)

Rock Flashback: The Fire That Inspired “Smoke on the Water”

“[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Frank Zappa[/lastfm] and the Mothers Were at the best place around But some stupid with a flare gun Burned the place to the ground.” The incident that inspired the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Deep Purple[/lastfm] classic “Smoke on […]