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Glover on Global Metal

Roger Glover; photo © Jim Rakete; image courtesy of Kayos ProductionsRoger Glover chats about Now what?! with Portuguese radio show Metal Global. You can listen to it at rtp.pt (the interview is in English).

Thanks to Jorge Botas for the info.

10 Comments to “Glover on Global Metal”:

  1. 1
    Steve Marshall says:

    Do you think ‘dyad’ should be ‘triad’???

  2. 2
    T says:

    Speaking of “Vincent Price” (which, to my ear, sounds like a throwback to Don Airey’s days with Ozzy mixed with a little Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”), someone needs to get the Vincent Price ESP guitar and get the band to sign it–what a souvenir that would be! http://www.americanmusical.com/Item–i-ESP-FMVP-LIST Or, maybe the band could get one and raffle it off in some kind of contest as an album promo. I get a freebie because it was my idea…

    Will Deep Purple make another album? Bradford got two… Ezrin might deserve a second as well. Hopefully, it won’t be in another seven or eight years. If that were the case, then NOW What?! will definitely be the coda.

    I originally thought this new album would be a final statement, but it doesn’t seem to have that kind of vibe–at least, not deliberately. I now feel that we have not heard the final chapter, particularly if Now What? does well–and it seems to be doing *quite* well.

    I loved Glover’s description of Blackmore looking “sinister” when he first saw him. Blackmore? Sinister? Surely not… Just your average guy dressed in black with a pilgrim hat having a giant buckle on it…

  3. 3
    al says:

    @2 Roger said,maybe in couple of years,make another album,hopefully with Ezrin!Barring any disease or death of band members,they would love to do it again with Bob,after the results and the success of this one !

  4. 4
    al says:

    I have listened to the album several times now and it just bring a smile in my face every time.I mean this is stretching out and be a totally classic album! Out of Hand ,Above and Beyond,Vincent Price are definitely my favorites and they could be ranked up there with Perfect Strangers,Knocking at …..,Anya,and Battle Rages on! I disagree with people who say that Steve has taken a step back,Don Airey is more prominent and “lead guy” instead of being just the back up instrument.Whatever we yearned from their previous records,Bananas and TROTD is completed here ! My God it is gem !God Bless Deep Purple !

  5. 5
    al says:

    @2 Bradford killed them with the mix and sound,listened to the awful mix of The Rapture and Bananas,good ideas but he never quite caught Purple sound,and look at the results of a good old experienced professional Ezrin! They should work one more time with him,if they have any down time from touring !

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Although uptill now I m kinda positive about the new album I do have growing concerns.

    I listened to it on a good system and what struck me was that Ian paice’s contributions seem low in the mix and or sound unlively on the point that I wonder if they used a drummachine.

    Is it me?Maybe I ll change my mind, I dont know.

    What do you think?

  7. 7
    cyclone says:

    @2 that VP guitar would be a nice addition to your collection of one offs.

  8. 8
    MacGregor says:

    purplepriest1965 @ 6 – I have only listened to a good quality version online of Vincent Price, & I commented at the comments section for that song, on Paice’s drums being too low in the mix. Well I actually mentioned his snare drum, that is a heavy song & his snare doesn’t have any volume or depth to it! Unbelievable how he could let that happen, Ezrin is how good? I know Paice has never had a snare sound like Cozy Powell or John Bonham, different drummer as he isn’t a power drummer like those guys & different kit also, but really, on the heavier powerful music, the drums need to be up there with all the other instruments!

  9. 9
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I think this interview was not yet here?

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Another one :


    Does not look good for American touring.

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