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Can’t just stop writing

Roger Glover enjoying Bluesfest; Ottawa, July 18 2015; photo © Nick Soveiko cc-by-nc-sa

Houston Press has a feature on Deep Purple based around an interview with Roger Glover. It starts with =1, weaves through the history of the band, and arrives at the upcoming North American tour.

In the pursuance of music journalism, it’s not often that the subject of a scheduled interview tells you right off the bat to bugger off. But that’s what happens when Roger Glover, bassist for Classic Rock royalty Deep Purple, appears on computer screen via Zoom.

“I haven’t got time to talk to you, Bob. I’m reading!” he says, dramatically unwrapping what looks to be a CD copy of the band’s new studio album =1, out on July 19 from earMUSIC. “I’m actually seeing the album for the first time right now. I’m so privileged!”

Continue reading in Houston Press.

4 Comments to “Can’t just stop writing”:

  1. 1
    Thorsun says:

    No one deserves it better than our dear Roger!!🤠

  2. 2
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Rasmus had it earlier than Roger then. The mind boggles.

    I’m jealous!

  3. 3
    James Steven Gemmell says:

    I’m glad it’s no longer being called the “Long Goodbye Tour.” Should be more like the “Introducing Deep Purple Tour,” with the fresh blood. They’re still cranking out quality rock and it doesn’t look any of them are within 15 years or more from needing assisted living.
    I thought that was a nice little article. The writer obviously must regurgitate the history of the band, because most anyone under 50 doesn’t know the back story. But Purple is largely an underground band now – except for a few countries like Germany – and that’s kind of cool. That three of the guys from the late 1960s are still in the band confirms Roger’s comments about their music being a labor of love, not all about the money.

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    If they are an underground band today, then they have come full circle! I remember when my older brother (nine years older than me) brought home In Rock in 1970 and I, aged 9 or 10, asked him what it was (the cover caught my attention, I knew Mount Rushmore by then from pictures) and he said “underground music!”. That was a common term around that time for any type of rock music with musicians that wore longer hair and looked a bit dangerous, i.e. not like The Beatles or the Bee Gees – DP ticked all the boxes there! Terms like “Hartrock” or heavy rock or heavy metal weren’t really already in use back then. Anything not really dedicated to the singles charts was either deemed “underground” or “progressive”.

    He also had a CBS various artists sampler called “Underground ’70” and that cover went hand in hand with In Rock for me.



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