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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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Cricket to cosmology

Some time earlier this month Ian Gillan was a guest on his local Lyme Bay Radio discussing all things from cricket to cosmology (don’t trust his expertise on the latter too much though). The hour long chat can be replayed via the radio station’s facebook account. Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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Whoosh track by track

Ian and Ian give a track by track overview of the new album. It’s a 17-minute crash course into the lyrical universe of Whoosh for those who do not follow Caramba’s wordography.

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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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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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It’s innocent and charming

The record company has released another video for another track from Whoosh! This time it’s Nothing at All that got the Russian Stig themed treatment.

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Purple family double dip

Another long form interview courtesy of the dreaded lurgy. Eddie Trunk did a “double dip” on his latest (September 2) podcast by talking to Graham Bonnet and Roger Glover. Roger’s segment starts at around 7’00” into the podcast, and Graham’s at 48’25”.

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Same bed every night

Metal Express Radio has a fresh interview with Don Airey. They spoke about the effects of the pandemic, the new album, Bob Ezrin, replacing Jon Lord, Don’s years in Rainbow, and his home town of Sunderland. They also paid tribute to the late Martin Birch: Deep Purple and Rainbow too worked extensively with Martin Birch […]

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An old fashioned band

Roger Glover was interviewed by an Aussie outfit called Noise11.com. Among other things, he reiterated Paicey’s thought that Whoosh might not be the band’s last album after all.

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