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Treading the line between homage and originality

Ultimate Guitar has an editorial titled 8 Reasons Why Steve Morse Was the Perfect Deep Purple Guitarist. Of course, all of us (okay, okay, most of us) have known these reasons for decades. An era has ended this July, when Steve Morse announced his permanent departure from Deep Purple so that he could be by […]

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A dream’s a dream whatever they say

As the reality of the end of an era continues to sink in, let us recall selected moments from the ocean of awesomeness that is Steve Morse’s body of work with Deep Purple.

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Reality intervenes

There is no other way of putting it: Steve Morse is permanently retiring from the band. The following message was circulated today, July 23, 2022, on social media: Deep Purple announces that Steve Morse will be stepping back from the band, having been its guitarist for more than a quarter of a century. Steve’s personal […]

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Because that’s what Steve Morse does

Guitar Player has an interesting interview of two monsters of the said instrument — Steve Morse and John Petrucci — talking to each other. And it’s quite a bit of a mutual admiration society. “How does anybody play guitar like that?” Dream Theater guitarist and main man John Petrucci says, recalling his reaction when he […]

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The best guitarist according to Ken Scott

Legendary engineer and producer Ken Scott, who has worked with The Beatles, David Bowie, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, etc, etc, was interviewed on the Rockonteurs podcast. He was asked about the guitar players he has worked with, and this is what he had to say: Steve Morse, as far as I’m concerned, is […]

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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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