Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse confirms that his band is about to begin work on a new studio album, and that the record will be helmed by veteran producer Bob Ezrin.
Morse told 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 Kansasalbum, 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.”
Deep Purple’s previous studio album was 2005’s Rapture of the Deep. Morse explained that the band feels like time is ticking on their recording career.
“Everybody realizes we’re not going to do this forever, so to me it feels like this is a really important album to do well,” he said. “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.”
As previously reported, Morse will join Joe Satriani and John Petrucci when the G3 tour hits South America in the fall.