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A prisoner of circumstances

Roger Glover; Photo © 2005 Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Roger Glover explains why he was absent from he latest leg of the tour:

Circumstances. You can’t smell them, touch or see them, but we all have them. We sink or swim with them. Mine have been rather chaotic of late; the recent Deep Purple Mediterranean Tour not-so-neatly coincided with family commitments and I found myself in somewhat of a quandary – should I stay or should I go?

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Our sincerest congratulations to Roger, Myriam and Melody.



30 Comments to “A prisoner of circumstances”:

  1. 1
    Grizzly says:

    Cute baby! Congratulations!!!!

  2. 2
    kraatzy says:

    Hey Roger.

    YOU have been later then Ritchie … !!! 🙂 🙂

    Congratulations … to you and your wife

    Kraatzy

  3. 3
    Didier76 says:

    Félicitations à la Maman et à toi aussi Roger, et un gros bisous à la petite Melody.

  4. 4
    Bo says:

    Only one thing to say. BIG time congratulation, to Roger and family.
    We all look forward to se you on stage again.

  5. 5
    Roberto says:

    Now you should stay with the Purples!

  6. 6
    Eric E says:

    Congrats to Roger and his family! Looking forward to the front row in Atlantic City in two weeks

  7. 7
    Wim says:

    Congratulations Roger with the newly born daughter.

    May she have a great life and a bright future

    Cheers

  8. 8
    Jim Sheridan says:

    A graceful piece of writing, and obviously the correct decision.

  9. 9
    josh says:

    Congratulations !! God bless you and your whole family !!

  10. 10
    ormandy says:

    Congratulations to you and your family.

    I’m looking forward to seeing (and hearing) you and the boys from the second row in Concord, CA June 25th.

  11. 11
    COCOBEACHSILVERSTRATSURFERYAY says:

    HAVE THE GREATEST FUN GOOD KARMA IN THE UNIVTGRF-EW-++++++++++ ~ = ~ = ~ = OUR GREY & WHITE BOOTS WHITE CHEST TABBY CAT ~ WEEBER JUST JUMP UP HERE ~ TYPE THAT 4YALL !!!!!!!!!! HES THE BIGGEST EVER ROGER PURPLE FAN HE SAYS GREATESTER CONGRADULATIONS SUPER GROOVIEST INFINITLY EVER !!!!!!!!!! GLOVER GODDESS IS THE INFINITELY BEAUTIFULLEST GREATEST GODDESS EVER !!!!!!!! ENJOY LIFE YALL HAVE GREATEST FUN EVER FANTASTICLY ROGER GLOVER & MRS GLOVER & GLOVER FAMILY & YALL SUPER GROOVIEST LEGENDARYEST !!!!!!!!!!!! WE WILL LAUNCH STS 135 SPACE SHUTTLE JUST FOR HER & YALL SUPER INCREDIBLY FANTASTICLY MARVELOUSALY MAGNIFICENTLY !!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEE ~ HAAAAAAAAW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ******************

  12. 12
    c says:

    Rog – stay home and enjoy your family. Nothing is more important.

  13. 13
    HardRockPete says:

    Congratulations Mr. Glover:-) You’re the MAN!!!

  14. 14
    stefan says:

    No need to apologise Roger….correct decision, would have done the same !!! Congratulations to you and your family, take your time to enjoy the bundle of joy….we´ll see you soon enough….CHEERS !!!!

  15. 15
    Christer says:

    Congratulations to you and your girlfrind, Roger! You made the right decision. Better to miss a few gigs, than to miss the birth of your child!

  16. 16
    Roger Spurdle says:

    Glad to hear that the reason for your absence was such happy news ! Looking forward to your new solo album.

  17. 17
    Robert Daems says:

    Congratulations. A beautiful new member for the Deep Purple family tree!
    Be proud Roger!

  18. 18
    Moreblack says:

    Congrats Roger!!!Yes.Wellcome to another purple boy!!!

  19. 19
    Martin says:

    Family is first!

    Congratulations!

  20. 20
    byron says:

    Roger
    Congrats..and welcome to this world Melody!
    Maybe she’ ll play with Autumn Blackmore.. later!!

  21. 21
    giorgos athens says:

    why not announced that it would play Roger before the concerts;

  22. 22
    Eddie6string says:

    Roger’s leaving it a bit late to get a Bass guitar into that Baby’s hands!

    Is ‘Understudy’ a good middle name?

    Congrats!

  23. 23
    Randall Hanson says:

    A prisoner of circumstances indeed\!Congrads Mr Glover.

  24. 24
    Rommel says:

    Congratulations Mr. Glover!

  25. 25
    Masse444 says:

    Big Congrats to Mr. Glover and family. Absolutely the right decision to let family take front seat in this situation! Good on you Rog!

  26. 26
    purpletemple says:

    Well worth it seeing the picture! Congrats Roger.
    Maybe a live release from MKIX ?

  27. 27
    Masse444 says:

    QMI Agency: It’s been six years since your last record — your longest break between albums when you weren’t on hiatus. Is that because nobody buys albums anymore?

    Glover: There’s an element of that. There’s been disagreement in the band about whether to do another album. They really don’t make money any more. My opinion is that we are an album band and should make them even if it costs us money, because that’s what we do. Maybe I’m a traditionalist, but I believe we should stay what we are. We can progress with our music, but the way we do it should be the way we’ve always done it. There’s nothing wrong with that. An album is like capturing a moment in time. And in a band with a history like ours, those moments mean a lot.

  28. 28
    Masse444 says:

    Oh, sorry! That was from Blabbermouth by the way!

  29. 29
    butttocks says:

    happy for you and your family mate enjoy !.

  30. 30
    KlausVonScribe says:

    Congrats Roger! Welcome back to Boston, can’t wait to see you tomorrow night!

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