Simon McBride Joins Deep Purple

Following the news in July that Steve Morse will be stepping back from the band, after more than a quarter of a century, Deep Purple announce that, following an abundant Summer of touring, Simon McBride will join the band permanently.

Collectively, the band stated “We are thrilled that Simon has agreed to join.  Simon’s playing is up there with READ MORE

Important announcement regarding Steve Morse.

Steve MorseDeep Purple announces that Steve Morse will be stepping back from the band, having been its guitarist for more than a quarter of a century.

Steve’s personal circumstances have made it impossible for him to commit to the band’s schedule throughout 2022 and beyond. A few months ago, Steve openly shared with the band´s fans the sad fact that

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Deep Purple Statement re. Steve Morse

Today, Deep Purple announce that due to a family matter, Steve Morse will be taking a temporary hiatus from Deep Purple live shows but remains a full member of the band.

Steve’s replacement for the upcoming live shows in May, June and July 2022 will be guitarist Simon McBride, who has previously toured with both Ian Gillan and Don … READ MORE

As a rule, Deep Purple is apolitical, but on this occasion…

Sweet child
In time you’ll see the line
The line that’s drawn between
Good and bad
See the blind man
Shooting at the world
Bullets flying
Taking toll
If you’ve been bad
Lord I bet you have
And you’ve not been hit
By flying lead
You’d better close your eyes
You’d better bow your head
Wait for the ricochet
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Deep Purple unable to play Rock Legends Cruise

Due to three members of the band testing positive for Covid-19, we are hugely disappointed to have to share the news with everyone that we are not able to play the remaining shows aboard the Rock Legends Cruise. It’s a terrible shame ….

Stay well.

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