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Rocks cover story

Rocks magazine, January 2017

German magazine Rocks is featuring Deep Purple on the cover of its current issue (January 2017).

Apart from an eight page story of their rise with In Rock, it also features six pages on the new album inFinite (which was still untitled when the interviews with Bob Ezrin and Roger Glover were conducted). The journalists were able to preview half an hour worth of music from the album [possibly during that press event that Roger mentioned a few weeks ago — THS]. The working titles of these songs include Time for Bedlam, All I’ve Got Is You (which is about a relationship crisis), The Surprising (in which the band should be furthermost away from what the fans might expect), Birds of Prey (with drum sound reminding on Led Zeppelin’s When the Levee Breaks). The article also covers relationship between Bob Ezrin and the band, the times when Steve Morse and Don Airey joined the band and learned that they can play and write in their own style, how Gillan and Glover are working on the lyrics, and other things.

Thanks to Timo Teichert for the info.

16 Comments to “Rocks cover story”:

  1. 1
    MrPtheDPfan says:

    These guys don’t quit . But I’m afraid the day is coming .One hell of a run .

  2. 2
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Fascinating!, but how does this help me get to listen to the new album right now at this very moment?. Aaaargh!!!. Big teasers…. 🙂 Smiles to ya.

  3. 3
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Yes, this issue is worth every Cent. Great DP stories, especially nice hints to the forthcoming album and a Thunder Mini-CD with unreleased live songs.

  4. 4
    Lajos Kemenj says:

    Never tired of this wonderfull cover,epic title and epic music…

  5. 5
    Paul Johnson says:

    Can you get that posted to the UK, the CD features Thunder.

  6. 6
    Greg Furlong says:

    Album recorded why wait till February??
    Shocking move by the Record company! Do they reckon more will buy Feb rather than Christmas?? Madness!

  7. 7
    Andreas Scholz says:

    @Paul, you can order it here: They are shipping worldwide, but it’s just in German. If you need help, please let me know https://www.rocks-magazin.de/shop/einzelhefte

  8. 8
    Scoot says:

    They need to update their photo of the group.

  9. 9
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    I’m really looking forward to this. I remember being a 13 year old kid looking forward to the House of Blue Light during Christmas 1986. 30 years later and I’m a middle-aged man, just as excited as that same kid:)

    Re: The Surprising (Surprise?) I wonder if they resurrected the celtic jam piece Roger wrote about in his Now What?! journal?

  10. 10
    mike whiteley says:

    The new album is obviously not a priority for the record company,or it would be released in time for Christmas.
    They’ll probably wait and see reaction to the January 20th lead-off single before deciding on the release date.
    “2017” leaves it wide open.

  11. 11
    Lutz says:

    @8 Scoot: “They need to update their photo of the group.”

    In this case: No, not for the Cover Story.
    As Nick wrote above “…an eight page story of their rise with In Rock…”

    Lutz 😉

  12. 12
    chip says:

    #6 I don’t pretend to know what management had in mind for a February release, but I suspect it was to give little Ian a chance to rest up before embarking on a taxing world tour. He is 70ish and just had a mini-stroke. I would say, that based on the last promotional push for WN? their new record company has done a better job with promotions than in the past; witness the 100,000 sales of the last recording. That of course is not a huge number…but for purple, that is significant progress over the previous two releases. I have a bit more faith in their ability to promote a record than management in the past (which has been all kinds of crappy since 1987).

    I just selfishly hope they have one more US swing built into their farewell tour and that swing ends up with some dates in the southern parts of the states.

  13. 13
    Scott W says:

    See how this works ,when Gillan and Glover joined Paice they did In Rock. Now they’re going out with In Finite!

  14. 14
    LRT says:

    @12, new record company? They’ve been with them for over ten years.

  15. 15
    uwe says:

    @11 Lutz

    “@8 Scoot: ‘They need to update their photo of the group.’

    In this case: No, not for the Cover Story.

    As Nick wrote above ‘…an eight page story of their rise with In Rock…’ ”

    Scoot might be on to something or Ritchie will charge the magazine picture royalties!

    ; – )

  16. 16
    nupsi59 says:

    I got the magazine, nothing really new about the “In Rock” album, but rather interesting statements for the new album from Bob Ezrin.

    By the way, if someone is interested in the “Thunder-CD (EP)”, I sell it on ebay right now.

    Have a nice Day and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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