Roger Glover Ponders Life After Purple

Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover isn't looking forward to life after the band hangs it up.

He tells Bass Guitar, "This has been my working life; I’ve never had a job. We don’t have a final time to stop in mind. I don’t know how much time I’ll have after the band, but I’ll carry on being creative.”

One of those creative endeavors is writing his autobiography -- without a ghostwriter. "I’ve been working on one for about five years now... It’s not possible to capture what was in your mind at the time, because memories aren’t always reliable. I’ve found a load of diaries from the '60s, and I’ve kept a journal for the last 30 years or so. I just have to work out what I did in the '70s!”

While Deep Purple are looking to scale back on touring, Glover hopes they're not done recording. “Deep Purple has been such a presence in our lives for 50 years that none of us want it to end, but...sooner or later we are going to have to stop. I’d love to go on and make another album. Emotionally we’re not ready to stop, so we could carry on for another four or five years.”

Purple are on tour in Japan, with Mexico to follow next month.

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