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Deep Purple set to release new album

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File photo dated 23/09/69 of Deep Purple's rehearsal for 'Concerto for Group and Orchestra', composed by the group's organist, Jon Lord. Deep Purple's Roger Glover believes the band has at least an album or two more in them before quitting the world of rock.Photo credit: /PA Wire

Deep Purple's Roger Glover believes the band has at least an album or two more in them before quitting the world of rock.

The British group will mark half-a-century of making music in 2018 and show little sign of slowing down with their 20th studio album, Infinite, due for release next month.

The record will be followed by a world tour, titled The Long Goodbye Tour, but bassist Glover revealed its name should not be taken at face value.

The 71-year-old told the Press Association: "We're not planning on ending any time soon, but we're also aware that we're closer to the end than we are at the beginning.

"We don't want to specify when because none of us emotionally can actually face it."

He added: "I personally think there's another album or two in there.

"Health, age, are the only concerns really as far as motivation is concerned none of us want it to end."

Glover, who joined the band in 1969 before quitting four years later and re-joining during the 1980s, revealed Infinite was one of the most enjoyable records the band had ever made.

"We've had such a good time in the studio, the last two have really been a joy to be working on especially with Bob Ezrin (producer - Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss)."

Infinite is out April 7.

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Members of the British rock band Deep Purple, (L-R) Ian Paice, Ian Gillan and Roger Glover pose for photographers with Danish drummer and member of the US metal band Metallica, Lars Ulrich (R), at the 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 08 April 2016. EPA/PETER FOLEY

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