Speaking of Ritchie Blackmore-era Deep Purple, check out this newly released of Deep Purple performing "Black Night" in Melbourne, Australia, during their lengthy mid-'80s reunion tour. It's from an upcoming DVD, Perfect Strangers Live, which will be released October 14.
When Guitar World catches up with Steve Morse, it’s at a rare moment when the Deep Purple guitarist is actually at home. “I’m in the U.S. right now, oddly enough,” he says, calling from his house in Ocala, Florida. He laughs: “But management will try to change that soon.”
Speaking of Ritchie Blackmore-era Deep Purple, check out this newly released of Deep Purple performing "Perfect Strangers" in Melbourne, Australia, during their lengthy mid-'80s reunion tour. It's from an upcoming DVD, Perfect Strangers Live, which will be released October 14.
Deep Purple released a successful album earlier this summer. So did Ritchie Blackmore's band, Blackmore's Night. But are the chances of these guys getting together and releasing a Deep Purple album with Blackmore? According to Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, it's never gonna happen.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
The veteran guitarist has, in his infinite mercy, granted us a rare interview. (Perhaps the imminent release of the new Deep Purple album, Slaves And Masters, featuring Purple's latest member, Joe Lynn Turner, has something to do with this.) At the moment, Blackmore is dining with some friends; he is to join us at the conclusion of his meal.