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Reverend at last — April fools

Roger Glover; photo © Jim Rakete; image courtesy of Kayos Productions

Roger Glover has been ordained as a Minister in the Eucumenical Church of Pragmatic Absolute, writes our long time contributor who happens to be a member of the church.

When we reached for a comment from Roger himself, he said:

I’m most definitely not quitting music. I’ve been thinking about a second career on the side for a while now. Being a spiritual person all my life, this looked like a natural progression of things for me.

Reverend Glover is now authorized to officiate wedding, baptisms, bar mitzvahs, handfastings, samskaras, and other sacraments. Requests for service bookings are now accepted for a nominal fee plus travel expenses (if applicable).

Thanks to Hubert Jesslilt for the info.

35 Comments to “Reverend at last — April fools”:

  1. 1
    Giorgi Kikonishvili says:

    April Fools, haha

  2. 2
    Mike says:

    Does he do circumcisions April fools

  3. 3
    Cameron Hons says:

    Michael Donoghue april fools

  4. 4
    Larry Toering says:

    It doesn’t beat yours, Giorgi, if that is what it was… still waiting for the source but I think you’re pulling the leg for now. šŸ˜‰ And what’s wrong with being an ordained minister? I’m one myself.

  5. 5
    Marcelo Soares says:

    I can certify that. I’ll never forget with Larry presided over my wedding ceremony.

  6. 6
    Marcelo Soares says:

    But sadly Roger becomes a minister two years too late. If Jon was still around, it would be the most requested pair for weddings.

  7. 7
    Patrick Powers says:

    Love you,brother

  8. 8
    Jim says:

    And a happy April Fools Day to you , too, Sir! šŸ™‚

  9. 9
    TimothyFote says:

    Being a fan of the band for a while now all i can say is that you could’nt come up w a better april fools joke?…lol

  10. 10
    Peed Rupple says:

    1 April 2014.

  11. 11
    Robert Daems says:

    Starting today? April 1st?

  12. 12
    Andrew Fenwick says:

    And todays date Is????

  13. 13
    MacGregor says:

    April 1st comes around quicker as each year passes! Cheers.

  14. 14
    Gergely says:


  15. 15
    Elprupdeep says:

    Good 1st of april to everyone…. Good one…
    Long live DP and april fools day.

  16. 16
    mike whiteley says:

    Lemme guess….the annual The Highway Star April Fool’s hijinks ??

  17. 17
    Surgeon General of Rock says:

    Umm, What day is it?

  18. 18
    Charles says:

    Pffffff… I really ran into the trap.
    Searched on Google and all this.

    Didn’t think of which day it is…

    GREAT ONE! =)))

  19. 19
    Chip says:

    Wow. Instead of a meet and greet give away…now the band can run a contest to get married with Deep Purple and charge $300 bucks for the privilege…minus flowers, tips and rings.

    Happy April Fools Day!

  20. 20
    George Martin says:

    Kind of weak April fools joke. The idea is to come up with something that might be believable. This is not close.

  21. 21
    John Trott says:

    Who you trying to kid.. April fool

  22. 22
    Dave Berry says:

    that would be an ecumenical matter….

  23. 23
    Dave Berry says:

    ps “april part one” ? b-side of “hallelujah”….

  24. 24
    peppermintfrappƩ says:

    Nice April fool joke)

  25. 25
    Thunderhawk says:

    Lol haha nice one, if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s the first of april today, i might have believed this ;-).



  26. 26
    Eise Silvennoinen says:

    What a great news this is! Being a spiritual person myself, I warmly congratulate my fellow minister Glover for his spiritual journey from the dark alleys of rock’n’roll to this holy mission.

    On behalf of the Eucumenical Church of Absolute Vodka, ƜberMinister Rajaseutu from Finland

  27. 27
    Drdp says:

    Hey, It really is the 91st day of the year!
    Happy April you “Fools”

  28. 28
    olivier says:

    Fish is all,
    Fish is all,
    Fish is all at the Anchovy’s Bone

  29. 29
    Bram van Steenbergen says:

    Reverend of his Low E string on his bass you mean!! Smoke on the water!!

  30. 30
    Wojtek Cugowski says:


  31. 31
    Wojtek Cugowski says:


  32. 32
    Wojtek Cugowski says:


  33. 33
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Good One. Nice and subtle.

    Man, I actually was sucked into believing this one. Totally forgot about the date (I’m Retired). Here I was all excited to be seeing Roger in Biloxi in August and asking him to renew our Vows. He’d probably do it anyway, ordained or not. And he’ll supply the Heineken….. LOL.


  34. 34
    Wolfgang Pointner says:

    Smoke on the APRIL a reverent in the sky…..

  35. 35
    Emsar Shalikashvili says:

    Roger — Brother, I should c U in your house in Welsh mountains.:)

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