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Learn to walk before running

Guitar Player presents these bits of wisdom from Steve Morse. In the early ’80s, during his Dixie Dregs years, the Deep Purple guitarist shared some fantastic tips that many electric guitar and acoustic guitar players will no doubt still find useful. We’ve had a rummage through the Guitar Player vault to bring you five of […]

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Making something out of nothing

Steve Morse has been working with Los Angeles art team SceneFour on creating artwork from his guitar performances. The announcement is pretty scarce on the details as to what exactly kind of art this could be, encouraging you to join the mailing list at stevemorseart.com. The accompanying video, as well as art collections from other […]

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Steve is taking a hiatus

The following message have been posted today on the band’s official site: Today, Deep Purple announce that due to a family matter, Steve Morse will be taking a temporary hiatus from Deep Purple live shows but remains a full member of the band. Steve’s replacement for the upcoming live shows in May, June and July […]

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Soaring like an eagle

Ian Paice and Steve Morse were guests on the recent Hangin’ & Bangin’ podcast, and that’s with Carmine and Vinny Appice in attendance. Behold the rock’n’roll royalty convention, where Steve tells about learning to fly from the birds, and Paicey explains peculiarities of the Cockney rhyming slang.

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The floodgates of hell opened up

Louder Sound has a few quotes from the Classic Rock feature on Turning to Crime. Steve Morse, talking about covering Ozzy songs with Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake for the Living Loud project: We tried out some different things with the songs, which Bob really liked, and ended up with something a little bit different. […]

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Fantasy in Florida

Steve Morse will be once again a guest star at the Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp held on January 6-9, 2022, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL (caveat: camp website insists that the venue is in Deerfield Beach some 20 miles to the North). Other guest stars include Dave Mustaine of Megadeath, […]

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Not in Kansas anymore

Steve Morse has been spotted among the musicians on the first solo album of violin player and a fellow Kansas alumnus Robby Steinhardt (albeit they never were in the band at the same time). The album is naturally called Not in Kansas Anymore and is touted as a prog opera. This Steinhardt’s solo outing also […]

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The classical side of Mr. Morse

For the guitar players out there, Premier Guitar has a tutorial focusing on “a very refined technical and compositional approach steeped in classical studies” of Steve Morse. The classical influence of Morse’s playing is where I want to focus. Below, I’ve touched on a few examples in the style of some of Morse’s more well-known […]

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Here comes a tribute

Steve Morse and Glenn Hughes are on a Beatles tribute album being released on Cleopatra Records. It is called Legends Play The Beatles and is due out on August 6. Track listing Here Comes the Sun – Richard Page & Steve Morse Across The Universe – Ann Wilson Penny Lane – John Wetton Back in […]

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Something there

Rock And Roll Garage has a collection of quotes from various interviews Blackmore gave over the years talking about the other guitar players in Deep Purple. I think they’ve done very well. Of course, Joe (Satriani) is a brilliant player. But I think he did the right thing by leaving only after two weeks [laughs]. […]

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