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Archive for April, 2013



Never in fashion

Music Radar has an interview with Roger Glover presented in the form of a monologue. Interestingly enough, Now what?! gets a fairly brief mention, with the bulk dedicated to Roger’s illustrious career with Purple, solo, Rainbow, as a songwriter, and as a producer. We’re not very good at planning things to be honest. We’re a […]

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German bonus track is rock’n’roll fun

“Somebody tell me why I’m talking to myself, I never listen to a word I sing, nor does anyone else.” The opening lines of First Sign of Madness set the tone for a straight forward rock’n’roll track complete with boogie piano. This Deep Purple song is available exclusively to German fans as a download from […]

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Luxury real estate, designer retrospective and… Deep Purple

Now what?! is featured in the latest podcast of German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle lifestyle show Euromaxx. It is rather bizzare to see the band covered in a show that features such things as luxury real estate on Mallorca, a Bouroullec retrospective in Paris, and eating raw cuisine. They also offer a free CD signed […]

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Paicey in Metal Hammer

The issue of Metal Hammer that went on sale in late March has a two page spread featuring Ian Paice interviewed by Matt Oliver of Jettback. If you have any further details, please leave a comment. Back issues can be ordered from the publisher, we just need to figure out which one it is 😉 […]

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A TASTE OF PURPLE MARK III – GLENN HUGHES IN MELBOURNE

With all the anticipation and excitement about the impending release of the new album Now What?! by the current version of Deep Purple, we can’t forget that there are still other members of the Purple family out there making and playing great music. On Monday April 22nd, 2013 Glenn Hughes treated us to some Purple […]

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Purple blitzkrieg

Roger Glover chats with Martin Popoff about musical blitzkriegs, styles, sonics, prolific players, dull strings, abrasive admirals, leaping out, and being easy to get along with: DEEP PURPLE’s first platter in eight years, NOW What?!, began life on the internet with a light advance track called ‘All The Time In The World’, one that had […]

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Paicey on French TV

Ian Paice will be inteviewed on French Metal XS show on May 2 during a Deep Purple special (presumably timed to promote Now what!?). Metal XS is part of L’Enorme TV network. If you know the details, e.g. what time it’s on the air, please leave a comment below. The show should be available for […]

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First day, first chart success

Now what?! has been released in a number of countries today, April 26, and is charting very well on Amazon.de. At the time of this writing (23:43 CEST) the limited edition is at #2 in overall album chart (with only a Bravo magazine compilation sneaking ahead) and #1 in ‘Hard Rock’, ‘Rock’, and ‘Limited Edition’ […]

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Morse + Satriani on tour

Not to distract you all from the enjoyment of the new album, but it was announced today that Steve Morse with his band will be supporting Joe Satriani on the latter’s upcoming tour of the United States. (Or shall we say it’s a double bill of family guitar extravagaza?) The tour will start on August […]

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Steve’s track-by-track

Music Radar has track-by-track commentary of Now what?! from Steve Morse: A Simple Song This was Rog playing a dyad riff on the bass. We had a lot of variations on that part. Whenever anybody brings in an idea, they have to be prepared that it’s going to change. But this thing of Roger’s was […]

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