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Some time next year…

Deep Purple have played at the Hellfest in Clisson this past weekend, and at the press conference before the show Roger Glover confirmed that the band is indeed working on a new album for tentative release in 2015:

…Some time next year there will be another album…

Thanks to Michael Foucault (check out his pictures from the press conference and the show) and Andrey Gusenkov for the info.

24 Comments to “Some time next year…”:

  1. 1
    Matt Love says:

    Amazing! Now what?! Was awesome

  2. 2
    Larry Toering says:

    That is because you would have to not follow to sense the studio gets entered at the end of the US tour. To back that obviousness, no shows are confirmed after the tour as well. But fans are still in a doubt funk about that because of the two periodical teases between Rapture and NW?! This album has to be recorded in the latter half of 2014, or don’t expect a release inside of 2015. Best of luck waiting longer, enjoy that nonsense.

  3. 3
    Keith Baker says:

    Highway star one of the top ten guitar solos ever

  4. 4
    Larry Toering says:

    It should fair better than that. This is about a different animal than that one. They don’t get worse as they go, because musicians don’t get worse, they always advance somehow. They just made easily one of their best records. Topped four national Billboards. Worth buying for your cars deck, crazy!

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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Well, it’s been stated a couple times now. SOMEBODY PINCH ME!!!!! This unbelievable news. I am beside myself at this point. 5 years ago, I would have bet everything I have that ROTD was to be the final Purple album. Then came Now What in 2013. An absolute gem. They were firing on all 8 cylinders when they did that one. I have a feeling they are so energized by the accolades they received and how going back into the studio brought back in some current relevance, they are going to add a couple more cylinders and a turbo charger to the old engine this next go. Highway Star? Hell no! Galactic Star.

    “Time is all that matters, time is all we have”……. Damn it’s gonna seem like an eternity waiting for the next one. Hope Bob Ezrin is on board.


  6. 6
    LRT says:

    Not hard to predict when they will record it, if ya follow close enough.

  7. 7
    Troy Wickman says:

    Unlike Bananas and Rapture of the Deep–both of which were shuffled to the back of my racks after a few months of playing–Now What?! is still relatively fresh after a year of heavy listening…and it is still going strong. Favorite songs have changed while others have not aged as well, but the album as a whole is still frequently played in my stereo. By June, 2015, the timing would be perfect for the follow-up while enthusiasm is still relatively high and the band still in a position to do so–time permitting. Now there is the title…Time Permitting.

  8. 8
    Nick Green says:

    Only 1 Ian Gillan. Always will be the best voice there had ever been!

  9. 9
    Lynne Phillips says:

    Still my favourite band of all time. Have followed Deep Purple (1968-1976) since 1969. Hope they can get over here again before my appointment with God!

  10. 10
    Mark Bryant says:


  11. 11
    Larry Toering says:

    Some people just don’t follow and have imaginary rules only applying to them rather than reality.

  12. 12
    Larry Toering says:

    Troy nails it well. No sign of ware from Now What?! in sight.

  13. 13
    Scott W. says:

    Very illuminating interview… sorry for the sarcasm. I have tickets to DP for 8/8 and I am concerned only with big Ian performance wise, as the rest of the band will do just fine as usual. Ian seems to take the piss out of his own songs (which clips above show during ‘Into the Fire’ and ‘Hard Lovin’ Man’) by changing lyrics and singing half hearted yelps. (Don’t try to tell me it is a matter of age, i’m not buying it)! It will be my son’s first concert and I am uncomfortable making excuses for the singer of my favorite band. I hope Ian can muster up some R&R spirit and not just go thru the motions. Looking forward to the new album!

  14. 14
    MacGregor says:

    Troy@ 7- I agree, that is always a good sign in my book as to the quality of the songs. I didn’t listen to NW for 6 months or so & then played it again. There was the quality in certain songs still there that made me think, yes that is one test it has passed. Poor songs don’t stay with me, good songs always have that freshness & class to them, even after decades. Lets see how it sounds in another decade or two, if we are still on planet earth that is! But seriously, it is to me what sorts out the wheat from the chaff so to speak, I think there will be 4 or 5 songs from NW still sounding good in years to come, unlike the couple of previous albums!
    Will another new album have that freshness or quality to it, time will tell! The 8 years of no material made the songwriting stronger in my opinion with NW, & Bob Ezrin also was a key figure in that quality. He is more than a producer, he knows about songwriting, what makes a good song work etc! Cheers.

  15. 15
    Steve says:

    Great news. Hopefully they will rebalance the guitar/keyboard contributions.

  16. 16
    Thunderhawk says:

    @Scott W.

    Ian Gillan always played with the lyrics live, like Paice once stated in a interview i saw a few years ago, “Ian Gillan would always make up different lyrics the same as we never play the same solo’s and licks live, with Deep Purple every show is different, you never know what to expect from all of us”.
    This isn’t something from the past decade or so, this is something he did since he first joined Deep Purple back in 1969.
    So i don’t know why you make a point out of something that’s never been different.

    Af for the new album, if it rocks as hard as the last one they delivered, tgen i say “bring it on”!!!!


  17. 17
    Drdp says:

    Title for the newie…. What Now!?

  18. 18
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    I believe I read somewhere that Roger said Bob Ezrin will in fact produce the next one. No-brainer. He was the 6th member of the band from Now What?!


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    LRT says:

    Really Scott W?! Okay, so at that age the voice is not dropped a step or three, after playing THOUSANDS of concerts compared to Glenn Hughes who will not live to break even TWO THOUSAND concerts in his life. Ian has been changing lyrics since he started performing. No one can improvise like him, Glenn Hughes doesn’t know the meaning, you’re obviously a fan of the senseless wailer or something. It’s a concert, not a studio job. Rubbish, but it’s nothing personal, just a breakdown of your empty words. I’m with Thunderhawk and always have been at this site, going way back. Some people. 😀

  20. 20
    Scott W. says:

    First off… Really? (as you say) I never said anything about his voice dropping a step or 3 (your words) Why are you mentioning Glenn? Re-read my post and reconsider your reply!? Is Glenn mentioned once in my post…NO he is not. Sounds like you dislike Glenn Immensely. There are other posts at this site where you can have a go at him so why do that here as i never mentioned him ? I am not here to make enemies or to stir up S*&%@! I met Ian when he played San Francisco on 9/11/06 and video taped the entire thing and talked with him and got pictures of us after show and it was AWESOME! I have been a fan as long as most of the people on this site and i do not want a reward for that. I knew when i made a comment on what i personally thought was a substandard performance on Gillan’s part, (the attached Hellfest Show) that someone would misconstrue it as a personal attack on Ian and treat me like a hater. Far from it, I love Gillan, always have, always will. I reserve the right to call it like it is and say that those clips of him on Hellfest are S**#@ to me just like Ritchie’s last album. But i will remain a fan regardless. PS, Glad you and Thunderhawk are so close… It’s legal now as i’m sure you are both well aware. Some people do not fully read posts. Just a breakdown of your empty words.

  21. 21
    George Martin says:

    Great news about a new album! By any chance did you check out this guys pictures from the press conference and the show? Really great!

  22. 22
    Erik says:

    Ian G. is Purple`s voice , always was. Saw the band on stage on every tout here in Austria since 1985, i do remember one or two occasions when Ian forgot some words of then newer songs. Bur what the heck – the boys are coming round again in a week ( Kufstein , July 12 ) i will be there , they are there. A new album too next year , seems like the dream goes on forever. Btw , Glenn Hughes is a great singer too , he doesn`t stand up to Ian in my opinion – saw him with Black Country two years ago and ge was good but he just ist to overambitioned for me…

  23. 23
    StrangeMan says:

    Steve’s comments about the world’s people were right on…such a great thing to say during a interview.

    I am very happy to hear that there will be a new album. I was not thrilled with Now What?! overall, though it has its moments (we’ll just have to agree to disagree). Maybe the next one will appeal to me more. I still love DP and hope they keep on rocking…

  24. 24
    Lovely Lady Cakes says:

    Well Said, Scott W! Don’t ever let anyone belittle and admonish you like that! Beware of crazy mad dogs from oregon! Cheers!

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