According to the official Deep Purple web site, DP producer Michael Bradford will replace Steve Mose for some upcoming European TV appearances. Apparently, Morse is unable to appear due to personal reasons. He will rejoin the band for their world tour starting Jan 17th.
This is a huge story. Mark Russinovich of Sysinternals.com finds that a recent CD from Sony installed had not only, "...put software on my system that uses techniques commonly used by malware to mask its presence, the software is poorly written and provides no means for uninstall. Yes folks, Sony had used rootkit technology to hide its DRM software.