Sunday, June 8, 2014

Deep Purple working on new music

Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan has revealed that the band are currently in a Portugese studio writing material for a new album.

"The whole band is here," Gillan tells Zeitung. “We have a studio in the Algarve where we're working on new songs.”

“In the evening, we take a sip of good red wine and enjoy the tranquility,” he added. “I'm woken up at dawn by a rooster in the neighbourhood and I get up when it gets light. When it gets dark in the evening, I go to bed. It's a no frills life; but it's a good life down here."

On a short break from their current European tour, the songwriting sessions are expected to lead to the group’s 20th studio album, which will also be the follow-up to 2013’s “NOW What?!”

Last month, the band reissued their seminal 1972 live album, “Made In Japan.”

The project was recorded live over three nights during August 15–17, 1972 at Festival Hall, Osaka and Budokan, Tokyo; four of the tracks come from the band's "Machine Head" album.

“Made In Japan” features the classic Deep Purple MK II lineup of Ian Gillan (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (organ) and Ian Paice (drums).

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