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Paul Gilbert can’t shred

Steve Morse and Paul Gilbert were special guests of Ernie Ball stand at the NAMM earlier this year. We had previously posted a couple of tracks from their performance, but there was another one. And it is a spectacular jam over a tune that was written and recorded in the bad old days, but only […]

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26 if you count

A lengthy (over an hour) and thus very interesting chat with Steve Morse, courtesy of Sea of Tranquility. Dig in!

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Flying Colors — Third Stage

Flying Colors may play only a handful of gigs after each album, but they still manage to release one of them as a live recording. The new installment in this lifecycle is called Third Stage: Live in London and is due on September 18, 2020, via Music Theories Recordings. Third Stage: Live In London was […]

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And blend with the keyboard!

Steve Morse explains some of the intricacies and subtleties of his guitar playing on Man Alive — track from the upcoming Deep Purple album Whoosh. Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

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Steve the aviator

There are two things Steve Morse can talk about enthusiastically no end — guitars and airplanes. Here is an example of him doing mostly the latter. However, when the conversation slips to music at around the 11 minute mark, he mentions that the whole 2020 Deep Purple tour is in the process of being moved […]

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Flying Colors’ online backstage summit

Taking advantage of the forced downtime (and probably trying to make up for some of the income lost due to no touring), Flying Colors will be holding an online event called Backstage Summit on May 5-8, 2020. It’s not quite a live performance, but more of a Q&A session with the band and a songwriting […]

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Vegas Blue

Guitarist/producer/engineer Brian Tarquin has put together an album dedicated to helping the families and survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting of October 1, 2017. The lineup features lots of guest musicians, with Steve Morse, Tony Carey, and Reb Beach among them. Other guests include Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Guns […]

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He also used to travel in a separate van

Steve Morse spoke to the Guitar World and (we think) it was the first time he went on record in such detail about his arthritis and how it affected his technique: For about 50 years, I played with my thumb and two fingers on the pick. It really helped me play with exceptional clarity and […]

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Little Wing in Anaheim

Steve Morse was a special guest of the Ernie Ball stand an the NAMM 2020 expo held last week. The Little Wing jam with Paul Gilbert was nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to Jeff Burdick and Ernie Ball for the videos and to BraveWords for the heads up.

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Imminent arrival of the Third Degree

In the days leading to upcoming release of Flying Colors’ new album Third Degree, record company produced no less than tree promo videos — and that’s in addition to another one from a few weeks ago.

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