[hand] [face]
The Original Deep Purple Web Pages
The Highway Star

Archive for the 'News' Category



The drill sergeant you love

Steve Morse spoke to Innerviews, which resulted in an interview that is as interesting as it is long. Set aside some time and read it in full. Meanwhile here is a morsel to wet your appetite — Steve talking about Bob Ezrin: This is the third album in a row Bob Ezrin has produced for […]

Read more »

We called an album Bananas once…

Roger Glover spoke to Australia’s HEAVY Magazine, talking about the news album, resurgence of vinyl, success, fame, and fortune (and lack thereof).

Read more »

Creation and recreation

Paicey spoke to Forbes about the new album Whoosh. While he may not have said something groundbreaking that had not been said elsewhere, it’s good to see the band getting exposure in mainstream media (and along with CNN and Fox News that makes as mainstream in American media as it can get). But Paicey is […]

Read more »

Rock’n’roll is a very limited genre

Paicey spoke to Italian Radio Freccia, and boy, did they dig deep! Pondering existential cosmology and infinity. And occasionally speaking about music.

Read more »

The importance of chess

Ian Gillan was interviewed by German newspaper Lübecker Nachrichten, and some tidbits appeared in reverse translation in an unusual corner of the web: a chess site. And here’s why: Ian Gillan: I would also suggest that children should be taught to play chess. It’s valuable, for life. You learn to think a step or two […]

Read more »

Red, white, and blues

The August 2020 issue of the Japanese Burrn! magazine (the one that has an extensive feature on Deep Purple’s new album) actually has David Coverdale as the cover story. The 10-page interview inside promotes Whitesnake’s latest release — The Rock Album compilation. Our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono translated the more interesting tidbits from the article […]

Read more »

Get out of the house

The Dead Daisies have announced their 2021 headlining tour of Europe. It is billed as Get Out Of The House Tour and scheduled for February/March next year. Many of the dates are the ones that have been moved from summer 2020 (the club dates, where Daisies were supposed to be headlining). Some more dates have […]

Read more »

Martin Birch R.I.P.

David Coverdale has just tweeted the sad news: It is with a very heavy heart I’ve just had verified my very dear friend & producer Martin Birch has passed away…Martin was a huge part of my life…helping me from the first time we met through until Slide It In…Mt thoughts & prayers to his family, […]

Read more »

The many shades of Deep Purple

Roger Glover spoke to the Den of Geek, which resulted in a rather interesting album overview and interview about band democracy, extinctions, the evils of producing Barbie Benton, the virtues of singing in the rain, and many other things. Whoosh! is a timeless timepiece. It doesn’t carry the quantized perfection of 2020 music. The songs […]

Read more »

Family men talking network latencies

Here’s another of Roger Glover’s interviews with classic rock radio stations, and this time it’s actually quite interesting. Roger gives status update on his memoir, talks about jamming in the pandemic, his domestic habits, shoving something up somebody’s arse, icing on the cake, and of course, the new album.

Read more »

||||Unauthorized copying, while sometimes necessary, is never as good as the real thing
© 1993-2020 The Highway Star and contributors
Posts, Calendar and Comments RSS feeds for The Highway Star