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Deep Purple

DEEP PURPLE Working On New Music

Legendary rockers DEEP PURPLE are writing material for their 20th studio album, tentatively due in 2014. The band's lead singer, Ian Gillan, tells Zeitung: "The whole band is [in Portugal]. We have a studio in the Algarve where we're working on new songs. "In the evening we take a sip of good red wine and enjoy the tranquility. I'm woken up at dawn by a rooster in the neighborhood and I get up when it gets light. When it gets dark in the evening, I go to bed. It's a no frills life; but it's a good life down here." According to Gillan, he has no plans to retire from touring any time soon. "I can't imagine not being on stage," he said. "When I was a teenager, I went to a Cliff Bennett concert and I released I wanted to be where he was. The interaction with the audience, and even more important for me, with the musicians — that's pure magic. "With a DEEP PURPLE concert, you never know exactly what will happen. I don't want to miss those feelings."