antiMUSIC's Morley Seaver recently conducted an interview with BLACKMORE'S NIGHT singer Candice Night about the group's new DVD, "Paris Moon". An excerpt from the chat follows:antiMUSIC: The one thing that really stuck out though, Candice, that begs the question, is did Ritchie [Blackmore; ex-DEEP PURPLE and current BLACKMORE'S NIGHT guitarist] really sign off on this? Because he is clearly smiling during the first song (laughs). Candice: (Laughs.) antiMUSIC: It was like, what is going on here? Candice: Occasionally we have to hide a few things from Ritchie to put it out there. No, he does smile occasionally. (Laughs) But you know what? That's what makes those smiles so special because they are so rare. And you know that when they do come, they're well deserved because he's not one of these people who smiles often, so you know, it's either very genuine or alcohol-induced. (Laughs) It's good that we can joke around with each other like that on stage too. Because I was telling someone the other day, it's like what you see on stage with Ritchie and myself, it's basically how we are at the dinner table. You know if we go out to dinner, we joke around. We poke fun at each other. We just have that kind of really fun relationship where we're really, really comfortable. So what you see is very real and very honest on stage. I don't think we could really be anyone else. So you know, there's no posing. There's no choreography. There's no dances. There's no us becoming somebody else because it's a stage persona. It's just how we are, so you know, so when we joke around like that it's just us being normal. Our normal selves. And all of our normal friends in our inner circle know us for that anyway, so it's funny to get the reactions from the rest of the world when they see things like this; the untouched, and sort of like the moody, difficult dragon for so long, so when you can the poke the dragon it's got to be a lot of fun to watch. (laughs) antiMUSIC: I understand you are working on a new record, is that correct? Can you tell us anything about it at this point? Candice: In January, we head back into the studios here. We've actually got five songs recorded already for the new album which we did kind of in between touring this past year. And so we're going to head back in with our producer Pat Regan from Los Angeles, and probably spend the next two to three months in January through to probably March recording I guess the next seven or eight songs for that one. So that should be out soon. (Laughs). Next year. I think. And we actually do have some cover songs on that so, you may find some of that interesting. (Laughs) (mysterious voice) ah, the mystery ensues…(Laughs). Read the entire interview at www.antimusic.com.
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