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Flying Colors Backtage Summit

Flying Colors (Casey McPherson, Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse and Dave LaRue) are pleased to announce the Flying Colors Backstage Summit, a 4-day online interactive music experience set to take place May 5th through May 8th. The event will feature all 5 members of the band taking part in songwriting instructions and tips, Q&A …

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Deep Purple album release postponed

Because of distribution lines and retail outlets being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and many people still loving to hold a new record in their hands, it has been decided to delay the release of Whoosh! The new release date is August 7.

Deep Purple single Throw My Bones

Today sees the release of Throw My Bones, the first single of Deep Purple’s highly anticipated upcoming new studio album Whoosh! It’s a song to remember, a powerful insight into the bands 21st studio album.

Interview with Total Guitar

In this interview by Amit Sharma, Steve talks about his first guitar, practicing, changing picking styles due to his arthritis, choosing guitars, interacting with other wellknown musicians, and more. Read the full interview here.

Interview with Gitarre & Bass

In December 2019, Gitarre & Bass magazine from Germany published an interview with Steve, which is now available online as well. Topics brought up by interviewer Matthias Mineur include the musical evolution of Flying Colors since their start and its influence on the way of songwriting, function and style of melodies and solos, the role …

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New Deep Purple album Whoosh!

Deep Purple’s 21st studio album, titled Whoosh!, will be released on June 12. After acclaimed albums Now What?! (2013) and inFinite (2017), Whoosh! is the third album with producer Bob Ezrin. Whoosh! will be available as Limited CD+DVD Mediabook, 2LP+DVD Edition, Limited Box Set and Digital Version – putting the Deep back into Purple! Read …

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Winter NAMM 2020

At Winter NAMM 2020, instead of doing many interviews, Steve did a lot of playing at the Ernie Ball booth. He played electric on his trusty #1, together with fellow guitarist Paul Gilbert, and solo acoustic on his beloved Buscarino. Guitar Interactive Magazine did manage to catch Steve for an interview though, watch it here (4:00-10:00). …

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Interview with Guitarist

In this interview with David Mead, part of Guitarist’s regular One For The Road series, Steve talks about the first gig he ever played, his current stage rig, what’s on his rider, his best tips for getting a good live sound, the best venue he has played in, the worst journey between gigs, Spinal Tap moments, …

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