DEEP PURPLE Bassist Roger Glover - "We Were Very Proud To Be An Album Band Back In The Day; We Kind Of Railed Against Doing Singles"

April 30, 2013, a year ago

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DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover is featured in a new interview conducted by VintageRock.com discussing the band's new album, NOW What?! An excerpt is available below: Q: This is your 19th studio album and it was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, and it’s been a long time coming since Rapture Of The Deep in 2005. Now Steve Morse (guitars) told me making a Deep Purple album is like charity because you guys don’t really make any money. So what was the motivation for going in and making this record? Glover: "Well, as far as I’m concerned, there were different theories in the band about whether we should do a record again, whether we should do it and release an EP or some singles on the Internet. But the bottom line of thinking is we’re an album band and we always were an album band. We were very proud to be an album band back in the day. We kind of railed against doing singles because really we’re an album band; we’re an album band. That’s kind of strange vanity. But an album, especially with a band like us that has such a long history, an album is a sort of state of the union address if you like. And it’s the state of the band that we’re in now. And every album that we make is a kind of a point in time. And I thought we needed to do one."
"Three years ago we started thinking seriously, 'Well, let’s have a writing session.' We had no idea where or when we were going to record it, or whatever. But then Bob Ezrin came to see us in Toronto just over a year ago and was really up for doing the album, and we liked him. It was a match really well made. So that was a great impetus. We had a really great writing session; we wrote most of the songs then. I think when you’ve got someone like Bob involved you kind of realize that you’ve got to be good. And maybe because we spent such a long time between albums we were kind of itching to write … itching to do something that really was different and sounded good." Go to this location for the complete interview. On the eve of the release of their new album, NOW What?!, Glover and Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan and Roger Glover issued the following brief video message: NOW What?! is in stores now.
NOW What?! will include the following 11 songs: 'A Simple Song' 'Weirdistan' 'Out Of Hand' 'Hell To Pay' 'Body Line' 'Above And Beyond' 'Blood From A Stone' 'Uncommon Man' 'Après Vous' 'All The Time In The World' 'Vincent Price'
The track 'Hell To Pay' was premiered live on TV Total yesterday, footage can be seen at this location. The official lyric videos for 'Hell To Pay' and 'All The Time In The World' can be seen below: NOW What?! will also be released in a limited quantity with a bonus track and a bonus DVD featuring Deep Purple in conversation plus additional audio material. This edition will be available in a Digipak with a cut out front cover. NOW What ?! will on top be released as double vinyl LP containing 11 tracks plus bonus track, as in the limited edition CD. Ordering info at this location. earMUSIC recently released a snippet from an interview with Deep Purple, featured on the bonus DVD included with the limited edition of NOW What?!. Watch the clip below: An interview with the band talking about the album tracks can be viewed below: For more details visit Deeppurple2013.com.

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