Posts by Ptr

    To be honest - I'm a little bit disappointed about Fer Escobedo not being part of this tour anymore - he was the best drummer for DP stuff Glenn worked with for years. He was able to include that unique Paiceys "swing" aspect of music... I'm going to see Prague show and I simply do not understand how drummer who is not familiar with DP at all as fan can play better than drummer who has Ian Paice as very obvious main influence... :confused: My guess is that musical reasons cant be reasons why Fer's period was so short as he was great for DP stuff.

    Sorry to say that, but this album is just another victim of loudness war - one of worst example´s of this crime I have ever heard. I am not able to hear WHOLE album in 1 listening.... it´s just painful to hear that album! It´s really sad, because it seems that in that whole "noise" some really good music was hidden!

    Its matter of taste, but it will definately be better than House Of Blue Light and Slaves and Masters, because ALL Steve Morse albums are much better than those two albums which were just "not good" in case of HOBL (worst album with IG on vocals) and "not worthy of name Deep Purple"... in fact it would be below average Rainbow album.

    I heard the clips from argentinian radio, they played just clips from the 1st three songs (plus album version of Hell To Pay which ROCKS and Don´s mad keyboard solo in that song is highlight of the track!) and I would dare to say, that the last album with 3 so promising great songs was Machine Head with Highway Star / Maybe I´m A Leo and Pictures Of Home. No kidding! The clips sounded very very progressive, and Out Of Hand is going to be really groovy classic! Something like Purple´s Follow The Tears (from Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know album)...

    My guess (conclusion from latest tweets of both) is that the new project will be the new way of cooperation with David Coverdale.

    It would sound good - if DC would be able to sing, but sadly he is not for quite a few years....

    Yes, the (unofficial) February date (which was still valid during first half of November according to interview with Ian Gillan in French TV) was postponed to 26th April. The album is going to be released not at the same time at all places - 26th April is for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Spain. Other regions will get it a bit later (difference is just in few days).

    I saw the excellent gig in Munich, here are my photos:…=1&l=19a28e1f85

    I discussed the theme of new DP album and upcoming tour with Don Airey (he played a great solo show in Pilsen).
    1st - the album is nearly finished and its going to be released in February 2013.
    2nd - they really have more tracks that fits to the album (Ian Paice said it too), but "some way" they are going to be released. They want to release all the stuff recorded during these sessions with Ezrin, but maybe later (my guess is that there will be more editions of the album with some special bonus tracks, and maybe even something like Tour Edition of Rapture was - this is not coming from Don Airey - its my guess, he just told me that everything is going to be released at some point maybe as bonus). I have to add to this, that from interview with Gert Sanner I know that they have ALL shows from latest tour recorded on multitrack and they discussed to release this live stuff as bonus for any album in future too... So we will see... There is MUCH of unreleased stuff as you can see.
    3rd - I asked him about upcoming tour (because Im going to see Munich show) and he told me that no new tracks from album are going to be done on this tourleg - because of youtube. New stuff is going to be done on album tour which should start around the album release date.

    I dont know where exactly I read that, but Im a ticket holder for the show which originally should have been Black Sabbath gig.

    Now when the situation changed, I have to admit that I do not want to see Ozzy solo show, but this performance is now promoted as Ozzy & Friends concerts - few names which are already "confirmed" are Slash (for at least some of the shows) and Geezer Butler. Zakk Wylde is not "special guest" for me, he used to be core member of Ozzy´s band. But finally to get to my question - I read some rumours that Glenn will maybe participate in this too... I have to admit, that his name would probably change my mind about returning the tickets back. Is this just a false rumour, or GH will be a part of this tour? Thanks!

    New press release from Black Sabbath camp:


    With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan--the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.

    This comes as Black Sabbath--Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums)--are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the UK to continue to work with Tony. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

    New recording from Deep Purple is "planned" for some months... At the end of 2009 IG announced on December shows that they are going to start with working on follow up of Rapture Of The Deep in February (2010) - but it´s unknown if there ever started to work on it! Fans asking the band during the summer got the answer that they are going to record new album "very soon". Roger Glover made an interview for Czech press and he said that 2011 should be a year for new album - but it was unclear what he meant - releasing or recording. I´ll have a chance to ask them in following weeks...

    There are also new dates for 2011 for shows in Russia. But don´t forget - Bananas and Rapture was done in gaps between touring - that´s very similar to this situation.

    It´s great to have this little lesson from The Voice Of Rock :) I would love to see just one more thing - would it be possible to see something more from Glenn´s voice warm-up before the show? He says in that clip, that he sings three tracks from the show (on the soundcheck?) and then is prepared for the show, but does he some warm up practice? On one of Rolling Stones DVDs there is a short clip of Mick Jagger walking in the hotel hall warmuping for the show and he sings something like "I love you TV..." - up and down in his range - but Glenn is absolutely different league of singer than Jagger is - he has a fantastic high range, falsetto - I´d really love to see something like how he works with it before the show. It´s clear that his warm up is about the "power" of the voice from speaking voice to final singing, but how he works with range?

    That playlist looks great in vote of the songs. I´m really interested in final song order - I dont believe that he would leave that Soul Mover/Burn encore... But other thing is interesting - no Mistreated? Is he singing any vocal improvisation in any song?