- 25 Nov 16
The English rock group have announced the title of their 2017 album Infinite, which is set to be released in the early spring. Below is a 30-second teaser trailer revealing the album title and brief footage from the recording studio.
Current members who are writing and recording the new music consist of Ian Paice (drums), who is the only member who has continuously been with the band since its inception, Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), and Steve Morse (guitar).
Singer Ian Gillan commented to Antihero magazine about their songwriting process, "Deep Purple was different than any other kind of writing I do with other people. Deep Purple is primarily an instrumental band, and the routine is we book [time] in a studio somewhere, and the [other] guys [in the band] come in at noon. They start jamming and they work 'till six o'clock, take a break at three for a cup of tea and then do that every day."
The band entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, after having been eligible for two decades. Deep Purple's first three lineups were inducted, including drummer Ian Paice, Ritchie Blackmore, late keyboardist Jon Lord, and the various singers and bassists over the years - Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.