Tessa Jeffers of Premier Guitar spoke with DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse before the band’s August 2 performance at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium. You can now watch the chat below.
DEEP PURPLE performed its classic song “Smoke On The Water” on the July 23 episode of NBC’s “Today” show at New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza.
DEEP PURPLE’s next album will once again be helmed by Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, PETER GABRIEL, ALICE COOPER, KANSAS), who produced the band’s latest CD, “Now What?!”
“We’ve kept in touch with Bob,” DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover told Ultimate Classic Rock. “Bob has actually become a very good friend. He really enjoyed making the record with us, so it’s a no-brainer really that we’re going to do it again.”
“Now What?!” sold 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 115 on The Billboard 200 chart. The album was released in North America in April 2013 via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group.