Deep Purple To Record Next Album

Deep Purple have announced that they will begin recording their next studio album next February.

Deep Purple To Record Next Album
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British hard rock legends Deep Purple have announced that they will begin recording their next studio album next February. Lead vocalist Ian Gillan stated: "I think we are ready to make another album. We've been talking about it for some time already. I think we'll start to work on it next February. We go into the studio with absolutely nothing, no music or lyrics whatsoever. We sit in the kitchen, having some cup of tea, talk about families and football... Then we go into the room and play; six hours a day. After three days, some ideas begin to shape and we start to turn them into songs. To prepare the main lines takes about three weeks, to deal with lyrics, recording process and mixing also take two weeks. Since there have been many technological developments recently and we use them by recording the music in analog and mix it in digital to achieve the best result." Thanks for the report to Metalunderground.com.

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    ed_the_head
    oh man nobody would like great rock album more than me. but let's get real, these guys shouldn't be called Deep Purple 'cause they are not DP. I'm sorry to say it but in best case the album would be a copy of a long-lost band. no way that the present members at this point have the energy and potential to be as good as if Blackmore and Lord were among the band.
    ai4281
    I can't believe NO ONE is talking about the Dixie Dregs. Deep Purple is great and all, but Steve Morse should seriously go back to doing some Dixie Dregs stuff, especially with the amount of fame he has right now that can give more exposure to the Dregs. I'd be much happier with a new Dregs album, rather than a new Deep Purple album. Meh.
    MaxTrenkle
    I think there's actually a fighting chance that this won't turn out lame. I haven't heard anything from them recently... so I don't know anything. I'm hoping they will be like Rush and still play the exact same after all this time, but no Blackmore means no chance.
    Freebird79
    Steve Morse is a good guitarist, but he doesn't really fit in Deep Purple. Its comparitive to someone like Joe Satriani being in Black Sabbath. They need Blackmore back.
    Shamanic Rhythm
    Consider before you start with the "it'll suck" or "this band should just die" comments that music is their life, and always will be. Recording an album is an incredibly enjoyable creative process, and it would be something a lot of them might miss from the heady days of youth. So just allow them their fun, who cares? You don't have to buy the album.
    thedarkblues06
    Fender6 wrote: You all have got to admit that "Smoke on the Water" is one of the most overrated songs of all time. I can't say anything about "Deep Purple" because I only know that one song, but it is an excellent idea for classic rock bands to still be recording new stuff. It beats most of the new crap today.
    My personal favorite song by DP was "Child In Time". Jus' sayin'.
    Mostly Autumn
    i love deep purple they are amazing however their best album are, as much as i hate to say it, in the past. however i will look at the album in hope that it will still be a great listen o and everyones complaining about no blackmore... well yeah but for me deep purple would have to have Lord and Glover as well. great line up, but we all know that will never happen... blackmore and gillan can't be in a band together, and lord is a retired man so i suppose we've got to live with what we've got, and if i'm honest... the replacements may not be blackmore or lord, but the are pretty decent!
    Wesseem
    fingers crossed they do not make another "smoke on the water" flame shield: ON
    Fender6
    You all have got to admit that "Smoke on the Water" is one of the most overrated songs of all time. I can't say anything about "Deep Purple" because I only know that one song, but it is an excellent idea for classic rock bands to still be recording new stuff. It beats most of the new crap today.
    Robert Gray
    Freebird79 wrote: Steve Morse is a good guitarist, but he doesn't really fit in Deep Purple. Its comparitive to someone like Joe Satriani being in Black Sabbath. They need Blackmore back.
    That's an interesting comparison, especially since Joe Satriani was actually a Deep Purple member for a short period.
    FearOfTheDuck
    I saw them in 2007 and the new stuff they played was boring, but i'm not a huge purple fan
    Skuzzmo
    I saw purple with Blackmore in the early 90's (vixen support..ekk!) and I found him rather underwhelming... he acted like he was bored and couldn't be arsed. TBH he came across as bit of a tit... the rest of purple though made an effort and I suppose overall I enjoyed the gig... Anyway, YAY! Go purple!
    emjem
    wnat's all this rubbish about Blackmore? Steve Morse has been in Deep Purple since '95 after Blackmore had left YET AGAIN and Joe Satriani did some gigs with tem - then introduced them to Stev Morse. The rest, as they say, is history. The first 2 albums with Steve are awesome, and his work on Jon's conceto blows good old Ritchie out of the water! ast album was prety good, but a couple of duds beteen (Bananas!). I certainly will buy the new one an expect it will be a well cafted and, hopefully, fairly heavy one.
    FVD
    Blackmore is history. He and Gillan will never work together again. I loved the Mk2 lineup when each of the 5 members all contributed to the writing process which resulted in timeless gems in In Rock, Machinehead etc. When they reformed the writing was predominantly left to Blackmore, Gillan and Glover. Perfect Strangers was okay. The House of Blue Light was uninspired at best. Joe Lynn Turner replacing Gillan on the Slaves and Masters album was a joke and I was glad the rest of the band persuaded Blackmore to get Gillan to come back following his firing in 1989. The 1993 Battle Rages On Tour showed a band looking rather unhappy on stage. Blackmore leaving the band a second time was the best thing to ever happen to the band because he just wasn't inspired anymore. I love Steve Morse. Met him a couple times an absolute gem of a bloke. I'll be looking forward to this album. Loved Bananas and Rapture of the Deep not to mention the other two. As for Blackmore and his wife plus the $haron Osbourne wannabe mother in-law. Gave up on Blackmore's Night after 4 or so albums. More of the same. More of the same.
    hotdogs2
    wow austrailia and holland are the most irrelevant things in the world next to deep purple. i hate deep purple they're so boring to me
    Ponyexpress
    without the man who wrote the famous smoke on the water riff this band meens nothing to me
    slayaplaya
    Although it's not with Blackmore I will watch out for this. Morse is a great player and I'm sure they will make some awesome songs.
    TheUnholy
    Shamanic Rhythm wrote: Consider before you start with the "it'll suck" or "this band should just die" comments that music is their life, and always will be. Recording an album is an incredibly enjoyable creative process, and it would be something a lot of them might miss from the heady days of youth. So just allow them their fun, who cares? You don't have to buy the album.
    Holy sh*t, are you being reasonable? I'm not entirely sure I know how to react
    Heminator89
    CrowStoner wrote: I suppose it would be selfish of me to want this band to just die. I mean, they are clearly dedicated musicians who love playing music, but does that mean they have to constantly descend into mediocrity? This album won't be good, just like the majority of their post-Blackmore stuff. It will never be good. When you have albums like Machine Head behind you, there really isn't anywhere to go but down.
    You being unfair. How do you know this album will not be good? Megadeth has RIP behind it yet they have not gone downhill they have progressed. You really can't expect another Machinehead from them, it's unfair. Steve Morse is super talented and he brings a lot of stuff to the table. Hear the album out before making loose comments.
    Heminator89
    Robert Gray wrote: Freebird79 wrote: Steve Morse is a good guitarist, but he doesn't really fit in Deep Purple. Its comparitive to someone like Joe Satriani being in Black Sabbath. They need Blackmore back. That's an interesting comparison, especially since Joe Satriani was actually a Deep Purple member for a short period.
    He was just a live guitarist. He didn't contribute to their studio work.
    Nilpferdkoenig
    Freebird79 wrote: Steve Morse is a good guitarist, but he doesn't really fit in Deep Purple. Its comparitive to someone like Joe Satriani being in Black Sabbath. They need Blackmore back.
    I think that they have gotten much better since then. Steve at least knows what good tone is and I definatly perfer his soloing style, I'm a sucker for alternate picking and pinch harmonics.
    xItsGilbertYox
    inlovewithmusic wrote: Xanadu_ROCK wrote: it would be really lame if Blackmore wouldn't be on it +100000 Deep purple without Richie Blackmore would be like Zepplin without Jimmy Page.
    watch your mouth.
    syngates07
    Polystant wrote: I personally don't like much of DP's new stuff but I do believe that Steve Morse is talented. I doubt it would be any better with Blackmore AT THIS POINT. Have you heard what he's been doing recently?
    yep, and i think its pretty damn good
    Tokai09
    Recording wise they wont be able to do any better than when they had Blackmore but when they play live they are soo much better with Steve Morse because he interacts with the crowd more and i think his improv is better but hey that's just my opion.
    CrowStoner
    I suppose it would be selfish of me to want this band to just die. I mean, they are clearly dedicated musicians who love playing music, but does that mean they have to constantly descend into mediocrity? This album won't be good, just like the majority of their post-Blackmore stuff. It will never be good. When you have albums like Machine Head behind you, there really isn't anywhere to go but down.
    Somnambulance
    Ricebag Darrel wrote: It's not gonna be good.
    The elder statesmen of rock tend not to bring anything new to the table. It'll probably be one of those records like the Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang." On that record, which was a decent collection of very cliche Stones songs that would've been filler on classic albums, you could just imagine them nodding in approval of every one of the songs, thinking them classic just because they're feeling excited. It's probably going to be ok, but nowhere near classic.
    Polystant
    I personally don't like much of DP's new stuff but I do believe that Steve Morse is talented. I doubt it would be any better with Blackmore AT THIS POINT. Have you heard what he's been doing recently?
    Scathing
    inlovewithmusic wrote: Xanadu_ROCK wrote: it would be really lame if Blackmore wouldn't be on it +100000 Deep purple without Richie Blackmore would be like Zepplin without Jimmy Page.
    I really like Steve Morse, he's doing a great job. Anyways, I hope it's going to be a good album.
    inlovewithmusic
    Xanadu_ROCK wrote: it would be really lame if Blackmore wouldn't be on it
    +100000 Deep purple without Richie Blackmore would be like Zepplin without Jimmy Page.
    Yash Somaiya
    AH we all know that its not gonna be the same withou Blackmore, but nevertheless this is gonna be a good one. I'm looking forward to it!!!
    KingCheesehead
    I'm excited. I really liked Rapture of the Deep. hopefully this lives up. And I loved Blackmore as much as the next man, but you gotta admit that Steve Morse is not a shabby replacement.
    luyano
    at least they still can write new material im hoping to hear this
    euan_soad
    Xanadu_ROCK wrote: it would be really lame if Blackmore wouldn't be on it
    You do realise they've been doing just fine with Steve Morse
    vsdornelas
    Yes!! Deep Purple is the greatest band ever, finnaly recording some new material since 2005's "Rapture Of The Deep".
    vidia_rock_club
    well morse is a great guitarist and the other guys are great too,so i think it will be good also without blackmore
    Gormanilius
    edinfang wrote: Dudes Richie blackmore has only been on Half of the Deep Purple albums And hes gone slightly crazy now :S
    For changing his preferred style of music?