August 7, 2002

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse joined THE SCORPIONS for their encore "Rock You Like A Hurricane" on the closing night of the DEEP PURPLE/SCORPIONS/DIO tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, this past Sunday, August 4th.

DEEP PURPLE and DIO will resume their collective touring in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on August 27th, followed by the re-scheduled UK gigs in September. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Aug. 27 - Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Amphitheater
Aug. 28 - Cologne, GER @ Tanzbrunnen
Aug. 30 - Grafenhainichen, GER @ Ferropolis
Aug. 31 - Heidenheim, GER @ Brenz Park Festival
Sep. 01 - Zwickau, GER @ Stadthalle
Sep. 03 - Braunschweig, GER @ Volkswagen Halle
Sep. 04 - Hamburg, GER @ Stadtpark
Sep. 07 - London, UK @ Apollo Hammersmith
Sep. 08 - York, UK @ Barbican Centre
Sep. 09 - Bradford, UK @ St. George's Hall
Sep. 11 - Newcastle, UK @ City Hall
Sep. 12 - Glasgow, UK @ Clyde Auditorium
Sep. 14 - Birmingham, UK @ National Exhibition Centre
Sep. 15 - Portsmouth, UK @ Portsmouth Guildhall
Sep. 17 - Plymouth, UK @ Plymouth Pavilions
Sep. 18 - Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
Sep. 19 - Ipswich, UK @ Ipswich Regent

In related news, DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover will issue his latest solo effort, entitled Snapshot, on Eagle Records in September. Promo versions apparently label it as "Roger Glover and the Guilty Party featuring Randall Bramblett" on the front cover, and "Roger Glover & The Insiders" on the rear.

Recorded at Acme Studios in Mamaroneck, New York, and engineered by Peter Denenberg (who helped on the 25th anniversary remixes for Machine Head),Snapshot will contain fourteen original songs, some co-written with Randall Bramblett. Song titles set to appear on the CD include the following:

01. If I Could Fly
02. Nothing Else
03. What You Don't Say
04. The Bargain Basement
05. It Could've Been Me
06. Burn Me Up Slowly
07. Some Hope
08. It's Only Life
09. Beyond Emily
10. My Turn
11. Queen Of England

In addition to Roger, the core musicians appearing on the CD include Randall Bramblett (vocals, keyboards, saxophone) and Joe Bonadio (drums and percussion). Among the guests taking part on the CD are: Eran Tabib (guitar),Nick Moroch (guitar),Larry Saltzman (guitar),Warren Haynes (slide guitar),Joe Mennonna (saxophone/trombone),Vaneese Thomas and Deena Miller (backing vocals) and Gillian Glover (vocals, backing vocals).

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