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The twin pillars of rock’n’roll

Roger Glover pays tribute to the late Chuck Berry, who passed away on March 18 at the age of 90:

I have said often enough that the entire edifice that is rock’n’roll is held up by the twin pillars of Little Richard and Chuck Berry. Little Richard for his searing voice and superb band and Chuck for his scattershot lyrics and iconic guitar style. And most importantly, they wrote the songs…

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Glenn’s mom passes away

Glenn Hughes has posted this on his Facebook page: RIP MOM : Sheila Born dec 1, 1928 Passed away Feb 1, 7.15pm UK time 2017 Now with my father William I was holding your hand at your bedside for 18 hours Mom , and God took you into the light to join our loved ones… […]

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Merry Christmas from the band

…And their producer… (watch inside)

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How Rog sees it

Roger Glover has posted his customary end-of-the year message to the world: A hale and hearty December to all. I need to start by thanking those who made the effort to attend a concert or two this year, by DP or any other band – without you it would be a far lonelier place all […]

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It won’t be much longer

Roger Glover visited Hamburg for a very much closed doors preview of the now ‘nearly there’, but still unnamed new Deep Purple album at the Chameleon Studios in Dulsberg. Bild.de carried a short report, and Roger also recorded a video message for the fans. (watch inside)

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There were no goodbyes

Couple of weeks ago Team Rock did a small feature focusing on Big Ian talking about the truly sad state of affairs in the band surrounding his departure in 1973. Here is the quote: It was bizarre, actually. Because I had actually handed in my letter of resignation to the band months earlier, while we […]

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Not a studio report

Roger Glover sends a brief update on what he’s been up to: Not much to add since my last report except to say that work continues. Meanwhile, I’ve had a few precious weeks at home before the next round begins. My family and I went to a dream called Venice for a few days. A […]

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Glenn Hughes’ father R.I.P.

Glenn Hughes’ father William has passed away at the age of 90. Glenn announced yesterday on Twitter that he is flying with his wife to UK to be with his mother Sheila. Our sincere condolences to Glenn and his family.

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A weird conglomeration of people

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held yesterday, April 8, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Gillan, Glover, Paice, Vicky Lord, Coverdale, and Hughes were on hand to accept the induction. No miracles happened. Blackmore didn’t show up (just like he’s been promising for a while), and Rod Evans […]

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Lucky thirteen

Roger Glover has posted the first studio report from the new album sessions:

DP STUDIO REPORT – MARCH 2016

We started the next album in Nashville on the 28th January. Thirteen days of pre-production and thirteen days recording in the studio. Lucky thirteen because we have thirteen tracks, all but finished except for vocals.

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