Deep Purple

("Aftonbladet" review, Stockholm, Sweden, April 2002)

       As Jon Lord has just announced his departure from Deep Purple is it undoubtedly interesting to hear Ritchie's opinion about the band today. Because without Lord and Blackmore, the men who formed the band, is there any Deep Purple?

      "...I think people see Ian Gillan as Purple since I left, the band will probably always exist in some form. I also think Steve Morse is a very good good guitarist, so let them do their thing.
      We are not enemies. As a matter of fact, I talked to Jon the other day, so I still have contact with them. Some of them, at least."