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Steve Morse can do whatever he wants

There are a lot of reactions floating around the good old ‘net to the new Purple album details released yesterday, but this one came from a slightly unexpected angle. It wasn’t long until somebody pointed out that the album artwork kinda sorta resembles the Devin Townsend Project logo, which he used since 2009.

Devin is actually pretty cool with this, and twitted:

Re- deep purple logo: not a big deal to me. Not sure it should be…plus it’s Steve Morse and he can do whatever he wants 🙂

So there you have it: a controversy that was over before it even started.



16 Comments to “Steve Morse can do whatever he wants”:

  1. 1
    Ondřej Kubín says:

    Well, it’s the infinity symbol, it’s not like Devin invented it. It’s a good thing he’s cool with it too.
    And the cover art is great.

  2. 2
    Kari Martikainen says:

    Devin logo dtp
    Purple logo is dp

  3. 3
    uwe says:

    Sometimes, rarely, sense does prevail in this world.

  4. 4
    Simon says:

    In other news, John Wallis blogged the following from his grave:
    “hey i’m pretty cool with Devin Townsend using the infinity sign, that I invented in the 17th century, as his logo… I love listening to his music in my grave”

  5. 5
    Kim Peters says:

    Devin showing some class!

  6. 6
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Hahahahahaha… 😉 just remember that the previous album Now What was the name of an existing album by Lisa Marie Presley… Sooo, why would anyone be surprised by this latest revelation?.

    Jon Lord once described DP in interview as “musical magpies”, they’d nick anything from anywhere, however, it probably wasn’t the band members that designed the cover logo.. Such is life, get over it.

    By the way, if by chance you didn’t like the new single, then perhaps this one on youtube may tickle your fancy!.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Guz_yJZF9EU.

    dp v dp…. big funky smiles to ya. 🙂

  7. 7
    Wim Broers says:

    Devin towsend……..its stolen from deep purple

  8. 8
    Seven-47 says:

    Pretty mature reaction from Devin Townsend!

  9. 9
    Adel says:

    If that logo belonged to Blackmore Knight or Rainbow can you imagine what could have been the reaction.
    Some people are just so cool and some people are just greedy bloodsuckers.

  10. 10
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    By the way, one of the Devin Townsend Project’s songs is called… ‘Grace’!. Hmmmm…. just wondering if she’s Anyone’s Daughter?. 😉
    Smiles to ya.

  11. 11
    TROY WICKMAN says:

    This is not a new logo.

    I knew I had seen it before…and after checking DP releases, I found that variations had been used, but I was certain I had seen something like it more than just recently.

    https://trademarks.justia.com/media/image.php?serial=77445061

  12. 12
    kraatzy says:

    We see a recumbent eight ( “8” ).
    Nothing else – only your in fantasy …

    Okay … don’t forget the factor of: “pure coincidence”

    LLRnR

    kraatzy

  13. 13
    MacGregor says:

    Ondřej Kubín @ 1 – good comment!
    Simon @ 4 – classic, loved it, well done! Cheers.

  14. 14
    MacGregor says:

    Old Pythagoras & Plato & Aristotle & a few others are as old as Deep Purple themselves, so we could surmise they, (DP), asked for permission to use it & permission was granted! Simple really. Cheers.

  15. 15
    Adel says:

    Blackwood Richmore @6
    Mr Glover and Mr Gillan have always chosen covers and titles.
    The cover of Bannas chosen by Roger. Ian come up with the design for ROTD and Now What
    Taking other people ideas is not a crime as long as you give them the credit for it or silence them off with a bit of money!!!!
    Ian Paice once said that we like to be our own guys we wear our own cloths and write our own music.
    But if it looks and sounds good who cares about who come up with the idea first.
    Child in time is a great example of the hypocrisy of the band as Our beloved Lord never gave credit to the original guys who came with with the main tune.
    Smiles all around.

  16. 16
    Rock Voorne says:

    The last cover I enjoyed was HOBL

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