To prepare for the recording of their new album, Now What?!, their first set of original material since 2005's Rapture Of The Deep, the members of Deep Purple (vocalist Ian Gillan, guitarist Steve Morse, bassist Roger Glover, drummer Ian Paice and keyboardist Don Airey) held three writing sessions – in Spain, Germany and England – last year that yielded, according to Morse, an overabundance of material.
"I guess you can never have too many good songs," says Morse, "but by the end, we had so much stuff that I was begging everyone, 'Let's just record. We've got too many songs. I can't remember everything, and if we keep writing, I'm going to start repeating myself.' It was great when Bob finally came in and waded through everything."Read more about