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Steve Morse on More Metal

During their stay in berlin on November 22, Steve Morse gave a video interview to More Metal. The questions ranged from his motivation to play music, to his opinion on live albums, to Joe Satriani, to the inevitable topic of a new album:

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

26 Comments to “Steve Morse on More Metal”:

  1. 1
    stoffer says:

    good news!!!!!sounds like we will be enjoying DP and more solo projects for a while longer 🙂

  2. 2
    Ljubisa says:

    Very sincere explanation why they delaying the new studio album. Both of them (Steve and Ian) on video looks awesome, fresh and strong.
    I bet we will expirience more than one new studio album from DP in near future.
    Outtake: LOL, It was so funny. Ofc that the best top of band the world is Deep Purple 😉

  3. 3
    fdr says:

    Amazing: Steve working with Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Dave La Rue and Kerry Livgren! Am I the only one excited by this news? Living Loud can wait.

  4. 4
    Jeff Summers says:

    What a shame the interviewer didn’t put the mic a little closer to Steve…:o(

  5. 5
    Paul Jacklin says:

    Hint of a new album in 2011 – I hope so! ROCK ON

    UK Tour 2012? My boy might be just old enough to come along for the ride by then

  6. 6
    ormandy says:

    Great guy and wonderful news about the upcoming recording session with dP.

  7. 7
    mike whiteley says:

    Steve is certainly far more agreeable in this interview than IG seemed in Polish Metal Hammer.
    He was even composed and positive when answering the “inevitable question”
    Kudos Steve.

  8. 8
    RAH says:

    Nice interview and look forward to new studio tracks but I take issue on Steve’s thoughts about concerts being for the “fan’s” attending the show …in regards to live cd’s or showing the band on “you tube”,yeah, I’ll pay the babysitter and the parking and the ticket…when….the band returns to the ‘states and as close to my home as possible, till then, I’ll get my Purple live on whatever format available.I’ve supported Deep Purple by going to concerts and buying the LP’s/cd’s since 1971, but for some fans, DP just might be a bit outside of their travel logistics, so what other way would there be to hear them live? I will admit,the intensity of seeing DP live is exhilarating.

  9. 9
    Chris Stobart says:

    So they DO have studio time booked!

    Let’s hope they don’t leave a six year gap this time lol.

  10. 10
    HardRockPete says:

    I have to disagree with Morse on “live albums”. If they’re touring fx Russia, how can he expect anyone to “get a babysitter” and travel from, let’s say, Sweden to catch the show somewhere in Russia? That’s why I like live albums/ DVDs. It gives you a chance to hear and see what happend on that particular night, and what about future generations when the band’s no longer around?

  11. 11
    Tommy H. says:

    I’ve to say that I’m surprised about what Steve said about recording a new studio album. Thank you Steve for bringing in some light! I’m really happy that there is movement in this direction!

    At the same time I wonder a lot where this change of mind – to almost the opposite to what Ian talked about lately – suddenly came from. Was it the management or the musicians? Maybe both? This is strange … but nevertheless I’m looking forward to what is coming up next!

  12. 12
    mike whiteley says:

    While Steve is positive on “the inevitable question”,he is also cautious enough to say things like ” I’m the new guy” and “I get 20% input…”.While it is encouraging that Steve doesn’t dismiss the idea of a new album,I still think it’s a definite “maybe”

    PS: How can Steve still see himself as ” The New Guy” after 15 years ?? Odd…..

  13. 13
    Masse444 says:

    Gillan has mentioned on several occasions that they never or seldom have band meetings and make plans. The few meetings they do have, end up in the pub with nothing decided… So, the management decides everything then? The band can’t make a decision or participate in decisions regarding their career? I don’t think so! That remark sounds more silly everytime I hear it.

    They also employ a pretty good number of people who I suspect demand some kind of answers on how/when to work. Tours like DP’s are extremely well planned out and don’t just happen.

    Albums just don’t happen…they get written on planned writing sessions, which means taking time out from touring. I think they know exactly what to do and when, they just don’t feel like talking about it.

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Steve is definitely not the new guy anymore.
    He s, like the other guys getting on in years though.

    Like Gillan he forgets things maybe?

    Maybe he forgets he has been in the band all those years?

  15. 15
    Scott says:

    Steve must not like Made In Japan If he doesn’t like Live albums.

  16. 16
    Torsten Krieger says:

    We made the Interview in Berlin, and sorry for the Sound, but we only have the Chance to record the Interview in the hallway near the catering.

    We hope you enjoy the Interview regardless.

    Greetings from Berlin to all Deep Purple Fans around the World

    For me personly is Deep Purple the best Band ever!!!

  17. 17
    TruthHurts says:

    If DP are making a new LP, it must be a showcase for Steve Morse’s songwriting and guitar skills, just as CTTB was for Bolin. The attitude ought to be “to hell with the previous administration”. Tear up the rule book (like Tommy did in ’75, or MkII with In Rock, and yes JLT with Mk.V) about what DP should sound like, and create something fresh and exciting, whilst not forgetting to tear up the sky, I wonder if they can do it…….

  18. 18
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:


    None of them care for Live Albums. Made in Japan is a perfect example. The band objected to it being put out back then, unless it was released ONLY in JAPAN. They have All been very frank on the matter of their disregard for Live albums……

    I know, it’s seems so easy to slam Morse for just about anything for some of you……


  19. 19
    John Harjo says:

    The album simply has to be good. Rapture was terrible. All the other Morse albums were great.

  20. 20
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I d not like Made In Japan either if I was Steve.

  21. 21
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Ahhhh Poor old Priest….like the old broken record….same pop and click. Meanwhile the band move’s on…..and so do the fans in the present.


  22. 22
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I dont think the the band is really moving on.
    And you dont think so either.

    What about that line up change you suggested some time ago?

    I think they are already dead but we are still in denial.

    We “the fans” look in almost utter frozen state of mind the ongoing destruction of a legend.

    Its like seeing now and then if something is happening outside.

    Not really.

    Just the winter of discontent.

  23. 23
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    The line-up change is still a possibility, but either way, regarding Moving On, they obviously did when Blackmore bailed. 4 good albums (should be 8 by now unfortunately) that are each completely different. I think it’s safe to state that if they do record another, it will be different also. They aren’t stuck in the Blackmore Bubble anymore and are doing what they please at their pace.


  24. 24
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I dont care about taking their pace.
    But time is running out, they are old…..

  25. 25
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    and the Mooooon Coooooommmmmes Uppppppppppp…….

    They obviously aren’t dead yet. Thank God at mid 60’s, they don’t have your doom and gloom attitude towards life. They would have done 20 years ago.


  26. 26
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 25

    Well, at least we agree upon many things, more than we d like to think sometimes.


    Btw, nothing wrong with a bit of gloom and doom at the right moment.

    I d never have cared for many Classic rock acts and heavy Bach if I hadnt a tendency for melancholy.


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