of Express & Star
recently asked Deep Purple
singer Ian Gillan
when fans can expect to hear the band's new studio album.
"No one's done any writing yet,
" said Gillan
. "I've got about 50 songs in my library at the moment, but they're not for Deep Purple.
During a brief break in the band's tour this year, Gillan
recorded a solo album "One Eye To Morocco
", released earlier this year.
"We always start from scratch, with nothing,
" he continued. "We'll need to take a decent break, a month off. Then hopefully we'll all be in high spirits and I reckon we'll be in full writing mode around February.
's current long tour is to mark the band's 40th anniversary. "I'm not being funny,
said, "but we've never named it the 40th year tour! We just got sick of calling it 'Rapture of the Deep'. It's actually a five-year tour that we're doing. We just love it.
has a new live album in the works called "Space Truckin' Round the World Live 68-76
". According to Classic Rock magazine, the two-disc set due out this month will feature rare live recordings from various concerts all over the world, including gigs in Tokyo, Paris and San Diego. The compilation, which features multiple band line-ups, will also feature a detailed history of the group, individual concert details and photos. It's being released as part of the 10th anniversary of Purple Records the label that handles the band's music.
's 18th studio album, "Rapture Of The Deep
", was released in November 2005. It is the fourth studio CD from Deep Purple
since guitarist Steve Morse
joined the band in 1994. It was also the second album to feature veteran keyboardist Don Airey
"Rapture Of The Deep
" was produced by Mike Bradford
, who also worked on the band's previous release, 2003's "Bananas
Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net