Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover confirms the band’s new album is done and will be released next spring.
“I have a little bit of news for you – not a lot, but some,” says Glover in a new video update. “I know a lot of you have been waiting for this new album of ours. Well, it’s nearly there. We recorded it in Nashville in February and we’ve been working on it and the mixes were finally done a couple of months ago. It’ll be out sometime next year – early spring. I’m in Hamburg and it’s the first playback to some of the distributors and the record label chiefs and it’s very exciting.
“I know you’ve been very patient – and so have we. We tour a lot and it’s difficult to actually get some time in the studio sometimes. But the album is finished. We haven’t got a title yet. We’re still arguing about that – as we do about everything. But for you, who have been waiting for so long, it won’t be much longer.”
Glover’s update follows similar news from singer Ian Gillan, who confirmed the album’s completion after hearing it for the first time last month.
Recorded with legendary producer Bob Ezrin, the follow-up to 2013’s "Now What?!" will be the group’s 20th studio release.
Deep Purple were inducted into the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York in April alongside fellow honorees Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago and N.W.A.
Earlier this year, Deep Purple issued the DVD “Live At The NEC”, presenting a concert recorded at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.
The project captures a landmark September 14, 2002 show at the venue as the group bid farewell to founding member and keyboard legend Jon Lord, who would retire from the lineup less than a week later.
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