Sunday, March 13, 2016
Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover is sharing an update on the progress of the band’s latest album.
The group have been working with legendary producer Bob Ezrin, who oversaw 2013’s "Now What?!"
“We started the next album in Nashville on the 28th January,” says Glover. “Thirteen days of pre-production and thirteen days recording in the studio. Lucky thirteen because we have thirteen tracks, all but finished except for vocals. Coincidence or what?
“How many will end up on he album is hard to tell yet… maybe all of them, maybe not. I won’t even begin to describe the music––an impossible job in any case. Suffice to say I’ve been listening to the rough mixes and there’s a smile on my face. Bob Ezrin and the team did their usual superb job.
“The next stage will be Ian Gillan and I spending a week together, honing up on the lyrics before recording vocals in Toronto in April.”
Glover says he enjoyed the sessions and atmosphere in Nashville.
“It was a real pleasure to meet up and jam with our Nashville friends,” adds the bassist. “It’s a great city to be in, all kinds of nightlife, live music everywhere. It almost feels like being back in the 60s. Don Airey and I went to see Diana Ross with the Nashville Philharmonic one night, the place was jumping, great band, she was exactly what is expected, voice, teeth and costume changes, etc.
“Jay Buchanan and Dave Beste of Rival Sons came to visit us in the studio when their tour hit town. We saw them do a fantastic gig that night, what a great band.”
On April 8, Deep Purple will be inducted into the 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago and N.W.A.
The ceremony at New York’s Barclays Center will honor most of the group’s first three lineups, including Glover, Gillan, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Ritchie Blackmore, Rod Evans, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.
Blackmore will not attend the ceremony following word that the present day lineup of the group have refused to perform with former members at the event.
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