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Chisel, scrape, and stone

Steve Morse spoke to bass player and producer Brian Hardgroove (of Public Enemy fame) at the NAMM 2013. Their conversation touched upon Steve’s involvement with Flying Colors, means of artistic expression in this day and age, and the new Purple album, among many other things. And truly yours website got a name check (thanks, Steve, for the kind words).

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

13 Comments to “Chisel, scrape, and stone”:

  1. 1
    Eddie6string says:

    Sooo, Deep Purple members check out THS!!!!

    Well, at least their too busy to check out Comments like this.

    Just like to say to the Semi-Estranged family members/Spouses/Romantically involved/& Pets of the hard working Band & Crew, who don’t get to see the guys as often as they’d like – T H A N K S !

    Maybe they check out THS to see what the guys are up to?

    I’ve never flown – apart from falling out of a 90ft tree when first learning to climb – so Steve’s ‘Carbon Footprint’ can be offset by mine.

  2. 2
    ivica says:

    Steve is a great guitar player, and a good character, a good fit to the Deep Purple, 19 years of playing together. Steve most deserving, as Deep Purple still live, play, and still a great concert
    Steve is not a typical hard rock guitarist, possesses the breadth of musical genres, and
    compatible to other band members.
    he is like a battery that is charging, “the three old”, it can be seen, felt on stage, they are happy, the fans the same ..
    Don Airey also

    Great job to “Purpendicular” and “Rapature of the Deep,” Me, best in his era
    Live albums and all of the “Live at the Olympia 96” to “Live at Montreux 2011″
    Steve and” old masters from” a top issue, the standard of Deep Purple

    to do the job after Ritchie Blackmore, very tough mission
    Ritchie is one, unique

    God bless you Steve

  3. 3
    undertallen says:

    And that they have started on a second Flying Colors album! Yes!

  4. 4
    micke says:

    Great stuff!

  5. 5
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Looking forward to FC2. FC1 was fantastic. Steve seems more pumped about that than the new Purple album….(seems like a repeat attitude from an earlier interview about FC1). Nice reference to THS though. These words he speaks are true…..


  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:


    To realise you postponed listening it so long after it came out : )

  7. 7
    Finn says:

    Difficult NOT to like Steve – so I like him a LOT 🙂

  8. 8
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Yes I have been amiss regarding my running out and finding music as soon as it comes out. Where I live is quite a ways from a CD hub and I don’t frequent it often. I still like doing it ‘old school’ instead of online purchasing when I can.

    Will more than likely be there the day the “Now What?!” comes out though….


  9. 9
    Marije says:

    This is a great interview, and in my opinion Steve is most definitely awesome and amazing, both as a musician and as a person. Very cool that he mentions THS 😉 BTW, that there is a new FC album in the making is not news, there has not been an official confirmation, but Steve and some other band member have been mentioning this already before, in various places on the net. I am looking forward to the new DP album, absolutely, but I am most certainly also looking forward to that second FC album! I think the guys in FC are really enjoying working together very much 🙂

  10. 10
    al says:

    hey Tracy where you from if I may ask sir ?

  11. 11
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Miami, Florida. Now I live in Tennessee about an hour from where ‘Now What?!’ was recorded…..You?

  12. 12
    cyclone says:

    You have to agree @ 2 last sentence. Mr. Morse had to fill some big shoes. Mr. Blackmore is a huge legend however Mr. Morse drove on and gained a lot of respect from many us DP fans.

  13. 13
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    How humble is this guy? John Petrucci still considers Steve his top banjo player since picking up the guitar as a youngster. Great comraderie, leave any egos at the door thank you! In all of the 30+ years of after gig chats I’ve witnessed, he not only engages in gear, other artists etc., but the likes of pilot to pilot tecnical banter. At a gig many years ago, the other musicians, waitresses, etc. had flown the coop. The owner had to kick Steve and those of us B.S’ng into the wee hours of the morning. At the Flying Colors NY gig last year, a picture of Steve and I was snapped pre-gig but getting close to show time. When the picture was taken, he said, “wait, check the shot, I may have blinked.” Concern for a fan’s picture. ‘Nuff said. :>



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