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The Youtube syndrom and other stories

Roger Glover, Quebec City, June 4, 2011; © Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Roger Glover spoke to The Rob Sas Rock Show. That happened around the time the band was in Turkey, where they played a gig on July 5. The short, but quite informative interview covers a lot of ground: Paicey’s health, touring plans, state of the new album, Hall of Fame induction, Roger’s gear, setlist, and so on.

Listen to the interview (the 10-minute segment start about 29 minutes into the podcast right after Rainbow’s No Release):

Thanks to Nigel Young for the info.



8 Comments to “The Youtube syndrom and other stories”:

  1. 1
    Keith Livingstone says:

    Interesting to hear RG talk about touring. I would’ve thought that given DP’s stature that the members of the band could be more proactive about where they tour.

  2. 2
    Robert Sas says:

    Thanks to The Highway Star for mentioning this…. If you look at my page https://www.mixcloud.com/TheRobSasRockShow/ you will see a few other Purple related chats… I’m always happy send direct download links to anyone, too.

  3. 3
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Great interview, nice one Roger!.

  4. 4
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Glad to hear him state the album is all recorded and now waiting for the finishing touches. States a possible release later this year but probably early next year. Well either one works for me. Really looking forward to it AND THE TOUR. Heavier sounds promising. Some Dark Heavy Purple would suit me just fine along with a couple of ‘Speed Kings’…..
    The Ian Paice news sounded great also…. Thank GOD! I am confident that (good health prevailing) that there will be one more Mega Album released the following year as their 50th Anniversary Farewell. Not looking forward to a farewell by any means but the 50th should as least produce on last album for that landmark date. In the meantime, we get the next album soon and obviously a tour and then Who Knows?

    Thanks Roger for another eloquent update and giving us Fans that promising feeling of yet another Purple Masterpiece. Hey, give your Tour Manager a kick in the BUM towards doing a bunch of US dates… PLEEEEEEEAAAASE!

    Ch-BeerZ

  5. 5
    Adel says:

    It’s a clear outsourcing of all their decision making on every level. They recoded an album that they have no control over mixing or releasing. They have no influence on where and when to play and they just turn up for gigs as they asked to do. My question is to the band members why do you do it when you are nothing put puppets to the establishment. Somehow you have to admire the men in black for not been sucked to into all this.

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    Tommy H. says:

    I’m glad to hear that Ian Paice is doing fine again. Roger is right, it kind of was a wake-up call. Many people are taking it for granted that Purple is still going and playing great shows but at some point you start to realise how time flies and that Purple has already been around for so long. It still amazes me that Steve joined the band 21 years ago. Who would have thought back then that Purple will still be there so many years later?! It could have been all over when Jon decided to leave the band. In two years we will be celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary! Next year many of us will own 20 (different) studio records of our heros.

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    Svante Axbacke says:

    @5: But that is how most professional bands work. There are very few bands that record, mix and release their own albums. Promotors and agents put together tour that the bands do. A band can want to play Shitcombe, Wales or Trumpsville, TX all they want but if no one is buying tickets, of course they won’t go there. Everyone wants their favorite band to play their town, how big or small it is.

    It’s a job being a professional musician. You can’t just make up your own tours. Should Roger and Ian sell tickets throught their personal email accounts too? Bands know how to play, other people know how and where to sell tickets and how to drive the trucks to get them there.

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    Gonz says:

    @5 – its business, thats how its done. Lets face it – DP (and most bands of their ilk) are almost a conglomerate. You have 5 guys that write / record / put on the show. The rest all revolves management. Putting together tours that actually pay – its not like a pub band that plays for beer,
    lots of organisation, dealing with record companies, publishing – cd / dvd / internet. It all has to be done and it all costs money. They’re not a charity. Don’t try to tell me that Blackers business isn’t the same.

    Not sure about the terribly 60s dig about the establishment either. Its 2016 – you need a reality check.

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