In a recent interview with Long Island Weekly, Ritchie Blackmore admitted that he’s not interested in modern instruments used nowadays.
“I’m not really interested in the modern approach with modern instruments. We use synthesizers on certain things, but they are there to see how we’re going to progress with the other instruments. It’s all about going back to the basics, simple music.
“Melody is very important to me. It’s an important thing. That’s why, even in Deep Purple, towards the end, before I left, our music was a bit monophonic. There wasn’t too much melody and if I don’t hear a melody, I can’t be inspired.
”I find that with a lot of hard rock bands today, not the death metal or whatever, the melody is certainly not there and I can’t relate to that.”