This site claims that Deep Purple’s bassist Roger Glover spoke with them recently.
When he did, Roger said that Deep Purple has completed work on 14 songs for a new studio album.
The band’s working with producer Bob Ezrin, who the Deftones fucking hate.
The band’s planning to record 11 or 12 tracks for a final CD.
A tentative February 2013 release for the as-yet-untitled effort is expected.
Just in time for their possible Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
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