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Steve Morse interviewed by Rocknation TV

Blabbermouth reports that Steve Morse has been interviewed on Rocknation TV. The interview is featured in episode 46 and can be viewed online at www.rocknation.us/tv.

Rocknation TV is a weekly 30-minute metal program featuring metal videos and interviews. It is available online and airs in the USA on Time Warner, Comcast, Service Electric and Charter Communications. Some of the cities airing the show are New York City, Houston, Anaheim, Chicago, Austin, Denver, Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas and Sacramento.

18 Comments to “Steve Morse interviewed by Rocknation TV”:

  1. 1
    Jeffs says:

    Short but sweet interview with Gentleman Steve…Shame that we are subjected to the awful paint by numbers “Hair Metal” to get to Steve’s interview.

    Could be a good show if they concentrated more on quality hard rock than the awful substandard retro 80’s stuff!

  2. 2
    marcinn says:

    I skipped those not-so-nice videos and just enjoyed the interview. It’s way too short, I just hoped for something longer and expected nothing in depth. Steve’s answers are as usual interesting and but shed no new light on Deep Purple.

  3. 3
    olive says:

    crap music -_-

    When will they talk about the next album (is there a new album scheduled)?

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Tried to scrool through the garbage but never succeeded
    The button keeps knocking back
    Some programme to prevent you skip something because they want push EVERYTHING down your troat?
    I went walking in my house and garden and forget it
    So now I did not see anything and still did not see the interview

    Maybe somebody can tell if there was said anything interesting
    I doubt it if I read the above comments, so……

    Have a nice sturmy weekend

  5. 5
    Crimson Ghost says:


    Why bother? I don’t see anything of interest to you, it’s a Steve Morse interview afterall.[sic!]

  6. 6
    Annemie says:

    Yes, why bother…SM is and stays the same 🙁
    And that for the past 15 years now…
    And reading comments above, also the interviews seem to show nothing new or refreshing!

    Indeed ,#2, no new light on Deep Purple…
    I just watched the DP Hits and Highlights DVD …and that was listening, feeling and remembering all their material and capacities …

    When I watch them now, during the past few years, I think it is a big shame that they are just hanging around, creating nothing new, using always the same stuff (even mostly not fom there own line up )…

    I have now, that overwhelming thought what the problem is, not using other old material from all line up’s in a sparkling creative way , or making finally a new album…

    For me, and I think for all true DP fans,looking at them this way, it brings a big shame and frustration !

  7. 7
    stoffer says:

    #6…As a “true DP fan” there is no big shame or frustrations for me (and I’ve been a fan since 1973). If you feel so strongly about them quit listening or watching them and just stick to the Highlights DVD. Please do not speak for me or other fans who consider ourselves TRUE FANS.

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Its kinda funny people considering themselves true fans and others not.
    Why should one be a true fan never criticising the band or having trouble with the path it follows?

    Whats the definition of a TRUE FAN?
    It seems subjective, IMHO, I should say……

    Lots of true fans who think MK 2 or at its best as long Blackmore, Lord and Paice are involved is ONE opinion of what IS Deep Purple.

    I do care about the music
    What do I care if the BRAND Deep Purple is stuck upon it!?

    In the early 80s splitgroups like Gillan, Rainbow and Whitesnake were having a hard time breaking trough to the Americain audience
    Blackmore suggested that THEY must be stupid because the 3 bands made alike music.
    He concluded the audience did not mind as long the NAME Deep Purple was stuck upon it.

    For other things they closed their minds.

    Unfortunately Ritchie tried to break throug USA markets after Dio left.

    Although he made several great albums and thus served us a wide variety of people and music I always felt that he lost a MAGIC singer in Dio.

    But, ok……

    And on and on….

  9. 9
    Annemie says:

    True fans may have true opinions 🙂

    Just because I’m a fan I think it is such a pity , they don’t use their possebilities 🙁
    They should be capable to do so much more, and btw ,about this matter, many fans have put this already on THS.

  10. 10
    stoffer says:

    My definition of a True Fan is one who sticks with the band thru good times as well as bad, personel changes, musical changes and also does not constantly critisize one or more particular band members. A true Fan will go see the band whenever possible no matter what and will be objective not just throw up their arms and say ….well without so and so in the group its not DP.
    Maybe I’ve got this all wrong but you can be a fan of lets say MK2 & MK3 and not MK8, but this IMHO is not a TRUE FAN of the group. btw just because “many fans have put this already on THS” doesn’t make it right. Cheers, and to all DP fans if you consider true fans you probably are otherwise why would we even do this?

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 10

    Tried to understand your answer.
    I think I should conclude you like the NAME Deep Purple and do not care about who or what is done under that name?

    A person can NEVER be objective, ONLY subjective.

  12. 12
    stoffer says:

    priest I could not DISAGREE with you more so I won’t even try 🙁

  13. 13
    Crimson Ghost says:


    I see your point about this ‘brand’ thing, but it applies to you as well… as for me? Well, I never have and never will quite put any DP line up on the mkII plateau, however, anything they’ve done with Ian Gillan is as good or better than anyone doing hard rock today, so why complain? I mean if you insist on comparing you just wind up like me, an anti mkIII, IV and V fan. lol!

    Bottom line, who cares as long as they’ve done something to move you at one point or another, I mean it’s not like they don’t have plenty of great stuff to go around for everyone, regardless of who has been involved.

    I’m starting to think they keep going just to get up the noses of those who can’t dig them without you know who’s.

    Grind that old axe all you like, it’s your life. But leave others be about it, or it appears you just don’t want to get along with those who differ in this sea of great music we’re swimming in. Rip on the artists if you will, but live and let other fans live.

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 13

    Mmmmhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, does it apply to me as well?
    Dont think so……
    Once I drank Coca Cola but for many years now I am completely happy with a cheaper alternative.
    With DP that is very difficult.
    MK 1, 2 and 3 were bliss, 4 …..great but not really DP, The trium virat Blackers, Lordy and Paicey with Turner could not really make me happy, maybe partly due to thye FACT that JLT was not in a big shape then…..

    After RB left I kinda enjoy certain tracks and moments and so on
    But I, although REALLY trying again and again to grasp it….., keep getting annoyed by the fiddler
    I NEVER get goosebumps because of him while the others around him certainly have been on great levels through those 15 years.
    But one cannot digest a great pizza completely without getting nauseous by one ingredient not belonging in there…..

    Anything with Gillan……..? Dont think so. There is so much more outside Purple.
    They have really changed my life forever, no cure possible it seems……
    But there is a difference between kinda enjoying something in combination with being annoyed by a wrong element and getting goosebumps by the real thing.
    There is ok sex and sheer bliss sex……

    I think they keep going because solo they cant make enough money and they enjoy it more than doing a factory job.

    To get up my nose is certainly happening, yes. Kinda sad if thats what one needs to find satisfaction.

    I NEVER find pleasure in someone elses discomfort, pain or something.
    I NEVER was like that and probably I ll never will either.
    Although sour grapes can be very hard to swallow and sort of tend to change ones personality sometimes I feel MY CORE is still intact.

    Old axe?

    I m a boring old fart by certain standards.And getting old sucks!
    Even Morse is very old news after all these years.
    Nothing progressive in there.
    What a dissappointment.
    I liked PURPENDICULAR and their approach during that tour.
    After that album they NEVER came back that strong although BANANAS has its moments.

    My views are not black and white although I ll admit anytime I m not perfect.
    I am entitled to say anything as long I dont get too rough towards people….

    If memory serves me right you were among the ones that noticed that I m NOT the worst on THS…..

    But ofcourse opinions may vary…….

    I dont use axes btw.
    Too heavy for my semi reumatic wrists……
    Since around 2000 I m forced to use more subtle equipment.


  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 5

    Although I feel like killing myself hearing Steve I am a person who likes to hear different angles from a band.

    One can get never get enough information I think

    And one person on board here once tried to remind us all that we should learn from others?

  16. 16
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Reading Heatleys story on DP now.

    Funny reading sometimes.

    Like Gillan being quoted that tracks are good if they are still in the setlist ten years later……

    Says it all?!

    I dont think so…..

    Even me would like the adding of several tracks of The Morse era not played any more..

    How can you ditch Rosa s Cantina, Hey Cisco, 7th Heaven, I m not your lover now, The Purpendicular Waltz, Bananas, Silver tongue and so on?!

    Yeah I know, me the stupid fan and they the wise decisionmakers, the ones with the experience……

  17. 17
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Btw, when can this NON Morse fan finally buy the suggested 2 or 3 double disc with live takes from the Lord and Morse incarnation together?

    I suggested, for who forgot, something like this to celebrate their live history with mainly tracks not already on Live In Japan.

    Someone here thought that I was unexperienced and that DP and management know better after 40 years in the buisness
    While everyone knows how many times they did not have a clue or fucked up.

    So do it with great booklet, interviews with the band members asking them about that era after Ritchie, etc.

    From Bloodsucker, Into The Fire, Mary Long, No One Came and so on to classics from the Morse era…..

    BRING IT ON!!!!

  18. 18
    purplepriest1965 says:

    The response is killing me!!!!!
    Nobody interested in something like I suggested?
    No endorsement from the camp of the mainman?

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