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But now we’ve got a new machine

The second part of the Sound & Vision interview with Dweezil Zappa on his Machine Head remix. Part 1 was here. Mike Mettler: Did you reference, or at least get to listen to, the previous quad and 5.1 mixes of Machine Head as reference points for your Atmos remix? Dweezil Zappa: I didn’t have access […]

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Lazy Sod

A third single Lazy Sod from the new album =1 has been released. [Update July 3]: both audio and video are now online.

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Cover stories bonanza continues

Sweden Rock magazine has Messrs. Lord & Gillan on the cover of their #6/2024 issue. An 8-page feature based on an interview with Ian Gillan inside. IG: “Jon Lord was the godfather”… Bonus: a 3-page article on Black Country Communion, with Glenn Hughes’ interview. Goldmine magazine summer 2024 issue (pardon the shouting, the quote is […]

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Pulling out all the stops

German version of the Metal Hammer magazine has an interview with Ian Gillan and Simon McBride in their July 2024 issue, done on the occasion of the new album =1. Quote of the day: Like its four predecessors, created under the sound direction and with the co-compositional skills of Bob Ezrin, the band around singer […]

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Let the good times roll

Here is a trailer for the Access All Areas video that will be on the DVD accompanying some formats of the new album =1, once it is released on July 19, 2024.

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We listen to the new album, part 2 =1

Thanks to the fine folks at earMUSIC, The Highway Star is reviewing Deep Purple’s new album =1 in segments ahead of its July 19 release date. Since the first segment, the band has spoiled us with no less than three new songs in their live set; the single Portable Door, A Bit on the Side […]

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German publicity

Several German magazines chose Deep Purple to put on the covers of their recent issues. Eclipsed magazine issue #261 (06/24) has 50 years of Burn as the cover story. The magazine can be ordered through the publisher, albeit delivery is available only to selected European countries. Classic Rock Germany issue #131 has Deep Purple’s upcoming […]

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Not happy with the RRHoF thing

Guitar Interactive magazine has Black Country Communion on the cover of their latest issue (#104), with a Glenn Hughes interview feature inside. As Black Country Communion release their highly anticipated fifth studio album, ‘V,’ (via Mascot Label Group) Guitar Interactive Magazine’s Jonathan Graham presents an in-depth exclusive interview with the legendary Glenn Hughes, the band’s […]

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Only Rog can rock him

Roger Glover and Joe Lynn Turner are among the guest musicians on Michael Schenker’s new album of UFO remakes. It is called My Years with UFO and is due to be released on September 20, 2024, via earMUSIC. Track listing Natural Thing (feat. Dee Snider, Joel Hoekstra) Only You Can Rock Me (feat. Joey Tempest, […]

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We listen to the new album, part 1 =1

The fine folks at earMUSIC have kindly allowed pre-release access to Deep Purple’s new album =1, so that we can tell you all about it here on The Highway Star. Starting now and continuing until the official release date July 19, Rasmus Heide will be reviewing the full album in two-track segments. As they say: […]

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