Morse is renowned for reeling off what he calls "un-guitaristic" lines of seemingly impossible complexity. These keyboard- and fiddle-inspired trademark phrases often consist of no more than a single note on any given string. This kind of one-note-per-string arpeggio picking is typically regarded as the domain of fingerpickers, not flatpickers.
“Highway Star” is but one highlight of Machine Head, Deep Purple’s greatest triumph. Ironically, it almost never came to be. In early 1972, shortly after retreating to Montreaux, Switzerland, to record, the British band was beset by a wealth of problems.
Deep Purple’s latest album, 2013's Now What?!, marked the opening of next chapter in the band’s 46-year career. Blending the spirit of classic Seventies Deep Purple with modern production and a progressive mindset, the album reached Number 1 in several countries, including Germany and Russia, and gave the band its first British Top 20 album in 20 years.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive trailer for Second Nature, the new album by Flying Colors, a band featuring Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue and Casey McPherson. All five members appear in the new clip, which you can check out below. Be sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments or on Facebook!
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Kayla," the new music video by Flying Colors, a band featuring guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Dave LaRue, singer/guitarist Casey McPherson and keyboardist Neal Morse.
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.”
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new live performance video by Flying Colors, a band featuring guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Dave LaRue, singer/guitarist Casey McPherson and keyboardist Neal Morse. The featured track, "The Storm," is from the band's upcoming CD/DVD/Blu-ray, Live In Europe, which will be released October 15 on their Music Theories Recordings Label.
At 1 p.m. EST today (May 17), Deep Purple premiered the music video for "Vincent Price," a track off their new album, Now What?!, which was released April 30 in North America via Ear Music. The "Vincent Price" clip, which you can watch below, represents the band's first music video in more than 20 years.