Deep Purple-Now What?
Deep Purple released their 19th studio album, Now What, last month and bassist Roger Glover tells us they wrestled with the idea of recording it. "Albums are a kind of losing proposition these days. It's a lot of work for not a lot of end result." And that statement rings true in the U.S. where new music by classic rock acts gets little to no airplay. In its first week in stores, Now What sold 4000 copies, which lands it at number-115 on the Billboard album chart. However, it is doing better around the world with Top 10 debuts in five countries and Top 20 in three more. Purple is on tour in Europe this year with no plans for U.S. dates.