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There’s naked joy to their music making…

Roger Glover, Quebec City, July 29 2007. Photo: Nick Soveiko.

Check out an excellent interview with Roger Glover published on Jambase.com:

Face-to-face backstage, Glover was a casually dressed, quiet, very articulate gent with reading glasses hanging from a chain around his neck. It’s a far cry from the perpetually erect persona he thrusts at us onstage, the one with a bandana clinging tight to his head while he sweats and ripples with palpable power. Like many great artists, Glover is a bundle of grand contradictions that ultimately fuel the depth and feeling in music that’s stretched across generations and the entire planet.

Read the interview here.

Thanks to Mike Garrett for the info.

20 Comments to “There’s naked joy to their music making…”:

  1. 1
    T says:

    Great shot of Rog playing “the” bass… If only that Rickenbacker could talk!

    “On June 3, 2007, Kansas City classic rock station KYYS gathered together 1,683 guitarists to simultaneously play Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke On The Water’ and beat the previous Guinness Book World Record.” I was there! This only a few months after playing with Ian Gillan during a solo tour. I used the autographed Stratocaster. It was a good year for me!

    It is ironic, however, that the band complains about not getting much recognition in America, yet shrugged off this event. Roger: “We don’t take it that seriously but it’s certainly an honor to be associated with a riff that famous.” And that’s all that was said. Purple missed a HUGE publicity opportunity. The States were definitely snubbed.

    “While Led Zeppelin may be getting barrels of ink for their solitary reunion show, Deep Purple has been marching around the globe for close to four decades…” GOOD POINT. These guys have endured. Apologies to Zep fans, but I do believe they were looking for an excuse to quit and Bonham’s death provided it. Where’s the new album? Can they update the sound? Or will they remain the “70’s Dinosaur” some (wrongly) accuse Purple of being?

    Any truth to the rumour that Zeppelin and Purple will tour together? Would Zeppelin be content to open up for Purple? ;p

    The fact that is was Airey who came up with the Perfect Strangers-esque riff of “Rapture of the Deep” speaks loads on his fitting in with Purple. The song was an instant classic.

    Roger Glover: “I would love to do far more newer material.” Ah-ha! Who is the hold-up?

  2. 2
    Russ says:

    Purple and Zep will never tour together. Not gonna happen.

  3. 3
    Victor says:

    nice interview!

  4. 4
    AndreA says:

    I like some stuff from Led Zepp,but i have always seen them like 4 borgeois persons with stink under the nose….I like mainly the first 3 albums,no more..I smile to listen their old songs nowdays (ramble on,dazed and confused) about suckerwomen etc…women should hate their songs…anyway Gillan is Gillan,R.Plant is a hysterical hen…..and i know about the story of John Bonham during a DP concert (T.Bolin era) when he was drunk in front of stage and so he inveired against Bolin and the band giving “shit” to them. At least I LOVE only DP!

  5. 5
    Stefan says:

    Squeeze my lemon Andrea…..Please take me back to the seventies, at a time when hard rock musicians truly were “Stars”!! Today everything´s so politically correct.and a lilttle bit dull! Dear Andrea, Zeppelin were adored by women during the seventies……much to do with pure sexual power and that element of danger in their live performances! To all rabid feminists…don´t take yourself so seriousally and lighten up……….!!

    I sure hope Led Zeppelin will do one last farewell world tour, but please don´t make a new album….It can never reach the heights of the seventies!
    DP & Zep touring together??? It will never happen…..None of the bands can be consider as an “opening act”!!

    In my mind DP & Led Zeppelin are the two greatest bands ever!!

  6. 6
    AndreA says:

    Stefan,you are right. To be honest I know that in 70’s women adored Led Zepp’songs,for esample I know women 50 yold that love them also now,but what i mean and that i was not able to say before is that it is very ridiculous to listen Plant with his “orgasmsongs”…i could accept it if i play his old LP when he was younger but to think to see him now on stage making ” uh uh yeaaahh! aaaahhhh! oooooohhhh…yeah!yeah!full it! full it!……uuuuuuhhhhhhhyeahhh…baby baby baby..”etc…do you understand what i mean? ahahahahah 🙂 Sure that LZ are best ever but…

  7. 7
    davor says:

    I saw Zeppelin on You tube.Gillan is in perfect form,and Plant can go home and cry

  8. 8
    simonb says:

    Why does everything have to be so childish and nasty?

    Davor – grow up

  9. 9
    purplepriest1965 says:



    The great Polish ProgRock band.

    Great feeling in guitarsolo’s
    Lot’s of melancholy

    I Believe………….

    In spite of it all…………

    (Just returned from another great gig)

  10. 10
    AndreA says:

    SORRY people but i have a question for you all readers
    (friends you all 😀 )

    sometimes like in this interview I read the surname Paicey and not Paice: why this difference upon here or on books etc?

    “And I’ll listen to Paicey’s bass drum”

    “I know I did. I suddenly felt like a bass player again, and I noticed that Jon and Paicey and Gillan just burst out with stuff”

    this doubt follows me since long time

    wishin’well to you all

  11. 11
    T says:

    AndreA, “Paicey” is a nickname. It is like calling Blackmore as “Blackers”.

  12. 12
    George says:

    That’s good. BUT!!! WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD DEEP PURPLE’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM. can’t wait. We love Rapture, we love Bananas, we love Abandon and of course we love Purpendicular BUT!!! WE NEED MORE ALBUMS TO LOVE, WE NEED NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN 2008!!!


  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    And I do NEED a new (FRESH and FRUITY, please)girlfriend desperately………..

    Preferably BEFORE X – MAS…………

    And with an open mind to my awkwardness regarding :

    All things DP, more music, gardening, philosophy, sports(I HATE Football/Soccer!!! This is probably the reason I ll never get my autograph of Blackers, sob sob sob)…………….my love for CATS,….
    Love to watch SF Thrillers, tearjerkers(…), the news, cartoons,…………..

    And please quit that nasty habit called smoking. DIRTY!

    BTW, my sign is ARIES like Blackers.
    Is that Positive?

    Happy X mas everyone…………

  14. 14
    AndreA says:

    Thank you T…that stupid I’m… ahahah..

  15. 15
    T says:

    You are welcome, AndreA.

  16. 16
    Rascal says:

    Go on…………………sell yourself!!

  17. 17
    Rascal says:

    ‘Sleep with the devil and then you must pay’

  18. 18
    AndreA says:

    rainbow / gates of babylon,
    Rascal,I know these words…GOD BLESS Cozy

    The devil is me
    And I’m holding the key
    To the gates of sweet hell

  19. 19
    Rascal says:

    Your too good for me AndreA!!

    ‘Nothing is real but the way that I feel’

  20. 20
    AndreA says:

    after this changing with Rascal I realize that if DPcurrent line up for me is good is also true that the only one thing I miss is RAINBOW (RB,Tony Carey,J.Bain,DIO and…Rondinelli?) nowdays we know a lot of epic metal band,but for me Rainbow remains the best than ever,the only one..

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