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Now what?!

Deep Purple 2013 album art teaser

The official Deep Purple Facebook page has got a new logo reading Now What?! In what we’re sure, is a total coincidence, the mysterious site deeppurple2013.com is also accessible as deeppurple-nowwhat.com. Both domains were registered on the same day late last year by a German-based media company.

Just sayin’…

19 Comments to “Now what?!”:

  1. 1
    Eddie6string says:

    That only begs the questions
    And is there life after Rapture?

  2. 2
    Andrey Barabanshchikov says:

    The title is Rumours 2. Fleetwood Mac are special guests.

  3. 3
    Errol Arias says:

    That’s the name of the album ! : “Now What ?!”… Is good !

  4. 4
    Freckles says:

    Countdown to destruction, lol, seeing them 4/3/13 in Adelaide!!!

  5. 5
    Michiel says:

    Now What?!
    Okay, it’s not a bad title. Not as good as Burn or Fireball, but certainly better than Bananas.

  6. 6
    IKEN says:

    This………….Won’t do the album any good at all…………………Not at all….
    Who’s idea??? Management???……………….Probably!!!!

  7. 7
    Drdp says:

    I actually like “Now What?!” better than just “?” or even “?!”
    Amazon UK is taking pre-orders but only listing the smoky ? as a ”temporary” cover.
    Anticipation mounts.

  8. 8
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Check out there FaceBook site. They have confirmed the album name and the issue of a double A-sided single with Live tracks on the B-side in March. They state some pretty high-hope remarks here regarding the Album also. After reading this entry on the Facebook Page, my expectations have reached an extremely high mark. “Now What?!” is the title of the Album and the World Tour.



    Deep Purple announce the first studio album since 2005 and reveal details for the first double A-Side single to be released on March 29th.

    NOW What ?! has been produced by Bob Ezrin, one of the most important rock producers of all time (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss and many others)
    NOW What ?! features 11 new songs.
    NOW What ?! was recorded with no musical rules… and it shows a modern and fresh production… to the point that Deep ?urp!e have never sounded so close to the spirit of the 70s in the last 20 years as they do NOW.
    NOW What ?! has the excellence and elegance of „Perfect Strangers“ and the wild freedom of Made in Japan.
    NOW What ?! will also be released as a limited edition with a bonus DVD featuring Deep Purple discussing the new album and one bonus studio cover version.
    NOW What ?! will be released as double vinyl LP.
    NOW What ?! is also the name of the World Tour to be announced shortly.
    NOW What ?! will be released in Germany on April 26th. Worldwide release dates can be found at http://www.deeppurple-nowwhat.com which will be updated daily with news, lyrics, photos & more.

    The first taste of NOW What ?! will be the release of a double A-side single on March 29th (as a limited and numbered vinyl 7“, CD single and digital download).

    7“ VINYL (limited to 1000 numbered copies)
    Side A: “Hell To Pay“ (radio edit)
    Side B: “All The Time in The World“ (radio mix – edit)

    1) “All The Time in The World“ (radio mix – edit)
    2) “Hell To Pay“ (radio edit)
    3) Perfect Strangers (bonus track live)
    4) Rapture Of The Deep (bonus track live)

  9. 9
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    I would have preferred they made the reference to ‘Purpendicular’ rather than ‘Perfect Strangers’. They should be super proud of that record and for me it is much more defining of them today. ‘Purpendicular’ had it all, including production and song quality and definitely should be classified as one of the best Purple Albums to date, and at this time more relevant.

    Follow up album to ‘Now What?!”……”Here Ya Go!”


  10. 10
    Buttockss says:

    Stop it allready !!.

  11. 11
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    “Dee? ?ur?!e”

    Now it all makes ?erfect sence!

  12. 12
    stoffer says:

    Now What?! WORLD TOUR…………….Iam sooooooooooooooooooo ready…………. just come close,we will be there?!

  13. 13
    MacGregor says:

    I have read some positive reviews from last nights Brisbane gig. No new songs as predicted, but people seemed to enjoy it. I couldn’t be bothered driving for 1 hour to see it, still at least some die hards still get off on it! The set list would have looked more positive with new material in it though! Ho hum, such is life!

  14. 14
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    I totally agree with Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder: I would have preferred they made the reference to ‘Purpendicular’ rather than ‘Perfect Strangers’. — ‘Purpendicular’ had it all, including production and song quality — it is one of the best Purple Albums to date.
    I have to say I was not pleased with the reference to PS. But that does not mean that Now What cannot be a great album.

  15. 15
    Marcin says:

    I agree with Tracy
    Purpendicular is the best album since Perfect Strangers and I hope “Now what ?!” will bring some great music. Great band anyway…

  16. 16
    purplepriest1965 says:


    Purple Priest’s Presence : )

  17. 17
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I empathise with Tracy’s wish they better had made a reference to Purpendicular.

    It is IMPOSSIBLE without Lord and Blackmore to create stuff like Perfect Strangers and /or Made In Japan.

    Hell, even Lord is not there to re create some of the grace that Purpendicular had.

    Elegance is not really a word I associate with Perfect Strangers.
    MAJESTIC is more the word for that one.

    Although some parts like Wasted Sunsets or the classical duets of Lord/Blackmore in, for example A Gypsies Kiss could be called elegance, I dont know.


    It is ironic.
    Certain fanatic defenders of this outfit regard people who are are critical and referring to the iconic heydays as backward/maybe even retarded as well.

    But I bet ya : the same people welcome comparing to Perfect strangers and made In Japan!

    Recognisable and kinda endearing spasms in order to cover everything their heroes do with the willingness of a fan that will always follow.No matter what happens.

    They’ll probably as happy as the rest if(It will never happen again)the remains of MK 2 would reunite.

    It is true that almost every album by this band sounded different.

    But one cannot deny that as the Blackmore led albums had this certain sound of agressiveness.
    The Morse albums never really had that aspect.

    And what has become, very weird if you consider Steve is Americain IMO, more and more evident ; There ain’t much blues in him : (

    People probably suggest ABANDON now.
    It has become clear to me that a certain part of the fans love this album and even see it on par with Purpendicular.
    It may be heavier than that last one, but the blues(Even though they tried something with 1 song, but I find that a horrible cousin of WABMC, was not there and heavy alone does not constitute a DP album.

    From time to time I am able to enjoy certain Morse era songs, but NEVER will be exited, mesmerised, etc as with songs like BURN, Mistreated, You Keep On Moving, Getting Tighter, Lovechild, Fools, HardLoving man, Smooth dancer, Place In Line,etc.

    NEVER this march reached the heights and timeless qualities of even Mark I.

    Compared to most others here I cannot be dissappointed this this time around.
    Maybe they ll surprise me after this ” joke” of a teaser. : )

    Everything is possible?

    Or not?

  18. 18
    Pete says:

    I was a bit taken aback at first with the new album title,then i thought Who Do We Think We Are is also an unusual title,but a world class album,my favourite after In Rock,so here’s hoping for another classic!I must disagree with some on here though who prefer Purpendicular to Perfect Strangers.Yes,Purpendicular’s a great album,but for me,a few tracks still disappoint,but Perfect Strangers is totally fantastic with the best guitaring on any Deep Purple album,so i’ll have some more of that please!

  19. 19
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Priest…. NO BAND EVER RECREATES THEIR PEEK DAYS. NONE! There will always be that defining moment in a good bands lifetime that they can never quite capture again. Especially when it is during their early on period when music itself is in such a place as back in the ’70s, when Guitar/Album Rock was so prevalent and evolving. Timing is everything. Purple have gone through many line-up changes and various styles throughout. There are some quite special moments throughout. Yes Priest, it all boils down in the end for you to bash the present fiddler in your discontent for their music. He is who they chose to replace your ‘cut and run’ hero. He is the sound they agreed on. He is Deep Purple’s guitarist for 20 years. He has endured a longer Purple stand than TMIB. Ritchie defined the first half of Purple’s sound. Steve Morse took the helm and IS THE SOUND of DEEP PURPLE.


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