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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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Fantasy camp with Steve and Paicey

Ian Paice and Steve Morse will reprise their Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp appearance at another event to be held February 13-16, 2020, in Hollywood, California. This camp is billed (no less) as British Rock Royalty Vol.3 and alongside messrs. Paice and Morse will feature Jon Anderson of Yes and Rolling Stones keyboard player Chuck […]

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World record attempt in Oklahoma

There will be an attempt to set the new world record for the ‘largest electric guitar ensemble’ on September 20 in Oklahoma City. This will take place at 5:00pm, right before the Deep Purple show at the Firelake Arena. The event will be hosted by Steve Morse and although there’s no word on the programme, […]

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You are not alone

Flying Colors premiered today another track for their upcoming album Third Degree.

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Third degree release details

The third studio album of Flying Colors — aptly named Third degree — will be released on October 4, 2019, via Music Theory Recordings / Mascot Label Group. The first sessions for Third Degree took place at Steve Morse’s studio in Florida in December 2016, wherein seven songs were written. From there, the bandmembers had […]

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