DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has posted the following studio update to his official web site, www.rogerglover.com:
"Just letting you know, we've been let out of the studio. There may be other people there now but the place is deserted in DEEP PURPLE terms.
"It's an odd business, this recording. You go through an intense period of writing the stuff, playing it over and over again, changing, improving, laughing and crying about it, getting it right — then in the studio, you play it once, more or less, and that's that — it's all over. You always want to do it again, not to get it any better necessarily, but because you just want to play some more.
"It was pure joy to record with a classy producer [KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford], especially for me. I watched him deal with the pressure, the stress, the heartache, the loneliness of the long distance runner — and he did it with such style and aplomb (which in French means perpendicularity, by the way). It was a relatively quick recording — all of the work was completed in three hours and four minutes, although it felt like more. The first few minutes felt like four days, the next half minute felt like a week, the following minute seemed like a fortnight… Chris, our worthy assistant engineer has it all written down somewhere he was very good like that. All of the staff at Royaltone Studios were good like that.
"I will not dangle names, meddle with semantics or play peek-a-boo with details except to say that we have completed thirteen songs. We have a title, which I cannot divulge — I can't even tell you what it's called. Until they are mixed no decisions have been made regarding what goes on the album or what's included out, if and when, or at all. Michael Bradford did some writing with us, and he engineered the recording as well as produced. He's very good with menus. There is no rapping and we don't sound like KID ROCK. No Balinese drummers. It will be released sometime late August /early September - as far as any fule kno."