DEEP PURPLE: 13 new tracks ready
"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 IG [singer Ian Gillan] and I spending a week together, honing up on the lyrics before recording vocals in Toronto in April."
The legendary British hard rock band Deep Purple entered a Nashville, Tennesse studio on January 28 to begin work on their follow-up to 2013's "Now What?!"album. Deep Purple's first new album in eight years, "Now What?!", topped charts in Germany, Norway and Austria and peaked at No. 19 in Britain.
The Deep Purple will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame this year.The band's first three lineups are being inducted: Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. Ritchie Blackmore, co-founder of the legendary Deep Purple, reported that the band’s long-time manager Bruce Payne has refused permission for him to take part in the ceremony that will be held on the 8 of April at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.