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They daren’t become complacent

My Things – Music history for those who are able to read is a music blog dedicated to reprinting articles from old music magazines and papers from the past 50 years or so. And there are quite a few Purple related ones. Take, for example, this report in Sounds, dated March 13, 1976 — from […]

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The story of Frankenstein

Some time during the Whoosh promotional blitz Steve Morse spoke to the Rockin’ Metal Revival show. The interview is now available for listening online. Steve explains how his writing process differs with Deep Purple from his other bands, how he came up with a guitar with four pickups, talks about his influences, how he got […]

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No one’s gonna buy it, no one’s gonna play it

Guitarist, producer, composer, and pilot Steve Morse spoke to Nashville’s WZTV FOX 17 and resulting interview was posted online a few days ago.

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Zoom jam isn’t on the cards

An interview with Roger Glover is the cover feature of September edition of the Bass Player magazine. They talked about the pandemic, the new album, Bob Ezrin, bass gadgets and widgets, the dynamics inside the band, Jon Lord, and many other things. Presumably there won’t be any Long Goodbye tour dates in 2020, then? “No, […]

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Force of nature

Roger Glover was the featured guest on BBC’s Rock Show With Johnnie Walker this Saturday, September 19. He appeared on the show’s Rock God segment. Roger nomination for the deity was not one of his bandmates, but Gary Moore: When we had the reunion in 1984 — Deep Purple, that is — Paicey came in […]

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42 facts

Speaking of Planet Rock, they also have a collection of semi-random factoids titled 42 facts about Deep Purple’s album covers — that’s two for each studio album. As we all know, 42 is also the answer to the ultimate questions of life, the universe, and everything. To top it off, truly yours website gets a […]

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This is adorkable

John Coletta’s granddaughter reacts to Smoke on the Water.

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Still vulnerable

Louder has published online their Whoosh feature that originally appeared in Classic Rock magazine issue 278. All five members of the band have been interviewed for the article. Ian Gillan: When somebody suggests you make a new Deep Purple album, do you think: “Oh God, not again?” No, no, no. Quite the reverse. We went […]

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While you were out, message said

And just to brighten your day, here is a guitar shredding cover of Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming by Damian Salazar.

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Whoosh setlist poll

This is all highly theoretical now, but nevertheless… Now that the new album has been out for a month, everybody had a chance to listen to it and make up their minds, but impressions are still fresh. What tracks from Whoosh would you like to hear live when the band resumes touring? You can choose […]

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