‘NOW What?!’ is the classic rock band’s first studio record since 2005 and is the fifth Deep Purple record on which Morse has performed. Despite the guitarist wanting to stay true to the original spirit that former guitarist Richie Blackmore brought to classics such as ‘Smoke On The Water,’ Morse shares that he also injects some of his own personal touches to the songs.
“I’ve gotten a little more rigid about trying to learn the original, exactly, and then straying from it,” Morse says. “My philosophy is that I want to approach the song as a fan, but at the same time have enough surprises, or spontaneity or personality, something that suits me to where you can tell that it’s not Ritchie playing.”
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