Henne Music reports that Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse has confirmed some of the plans for a new album by the rock legends.
“In a couple of weeks,” Morse tells Glide magazine, “Deep Purple has a writing session and we’re producing an album with Bob Ezrin, who’s done KISS, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper, and he also worked on the last Kansas album, when I was with Kansas. So he’s one of my favorite producers and that’s going to be our studio album. It’s probably going to be more of an extravaganza.”
Purple have been talking on and off for some time about their reluctance to do a new project while they continue their endless touring cycle, but Morse says the band is aware that time is moving forward without new music.
“Everybody realizes we’re not going to do this forever,” he explains, “so to me it feels like this is a really important album to do well. So we’ve got that coming up and mixed in with that, and that is most of the summer with the album, and then I have to leave when they’re doing vocals on that to do the G3 tour.”
Purple’s last studio album is 2005’s “Rapture Of The Deep.”