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Archive for March, 2013



Putting the deep back into Deep Purple

Bob Ezrin gave a keynote interview on Saturday, March 23, at the Canadian Music Week in Toronto and told the story of how he got to be the producer of Now what?!: I wasn’t really thrilled with the idea because I didn’t want to be pegged as ‘the guy who does old people,’ so I […]

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Location, location

If you’re in Berlin and want to have your own ‘Abbey Road moment’, location of the very atmospheric ‘antique lamppost’ shot from the Now what?! promo shoot has been identified as the corner of Schlesische Straße and Skalitzer Straße. The shot in question appears to have been taken from the upper level of the Schlesisches […]

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Roger talks gear

Roger Glover is talking about his bass amps made by Danish company TC Electronic. (watch inside)

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Photoshoot in Berlin

Behind the scenes video from the promo photoshoot for the new album. (watch inside)

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Mistreated in the creative freedom

Metal Shrine has a very interesting interview with David Coverdale. He talks about his plans for the current year, Whitesnake’s upcoming live albums Made in Japan and Made in Britain, embracing the Internet age, possibility of collaborations with Glenn Hughes and Bernie Marsden, his touring schedule, personal losses, patching things up with Blackmore, and being […]

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More samples from Now what?!

Update (Mar 26): it appears that the recording has been removed from the radio station’s website. Argentinian radio station Vorterix has broadcasted a 13 minute preview of Now what?! with a lot more music than what we have been exposed before. You have to mentally tune out the DJs babbling all over the music, but […]

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Hell to Pay

Edel/earMUSIC has made available a second preview clip from Now What?! — Hell to Pay. Well, sort of “available”. They really screwed the pooch on this one as the video is actually not available in many countries, including such major Purple markets as UK, Germany and Canada. Go try your luck, or if it doesn’t […]

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Now what?! — first review

Jens Johansson and Timo Kotipelto of Finnish/Swedish metal band Stratovarius provide us with the first (to our knowledge) public review of Now what?! Que lots of Nordic restraint.

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Gillan talks to QPRnet

Some time in late May / early June 2011 Ian Gillan spoke to the Queen’s Park Rangers fan club, as he is an avid supporter of QPR himself for many years. he shared bits of anecdotage about his decision to say ‘yes’ to Purple reunion in 1984 (and how QPR was involved), and we also […]

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Don’t worry, we won’t get in

Don Airey spoke to AsiaOne before the Singapore gig earlier this month and when the topic of conversation turned to the Rock’n’Roll HoF, shared this: Newman’s fantastic but he’s not really a rock act, is he? Neither is Donna Summer, although she made one of the greatest records I’ve ever heard. If you’re going to […]

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