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From Elvis to Pavarotti

While doing his tour with Don Airey Band and the local orchestras earlier this year, Ian Gillan appeared on a talk show in Serbia (recorded November 6, broadcasted November 11). There were few (if any) “Mr. Gillian” moments during an hour long show, as the host apparently did his homework pretty well. And don’t be […]

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Still got his boots on

Ian Gillan was interviewed by Andy Fox for his Rockshow on the occasion of the Vinyl Collection release. Of course, Andy knows his Purple stuff (he even played Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming on this show), so the interview turned out to be rather entertaining.

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Having a glass of lemonade

A 1981 vintage interview with Ian Gillan, done by Australian journalist Donnie Sutherland is available on Getty Images. Since they are trying to sell those clips, there appears no possibility to show it here, but you can watch the interview clips for free (albeit watermarked) if you head over there.

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Gillan on Russian radio

Ian Gillan has appeared today on the ROCK FM radio in Moscow. He spoke about his current tour with Don Airey Band, the new Deep Purple album, his charity work in Armenia, religious censorship, the state of his relationship with Ritchie Blackmore, and the English national soccer team. You can listen to his interview on […]

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Rocking to the East

Today Ian Gillan and Don Airey band start their orchestral tour of Eastern Europe. They are playing with local orchestras, so, naturally, there is a fair bit of rehearsing going on before each show. Before the tour started, Big Ian spoke to Moscow newspaper Kommersant. Besides plugging in his daughter’s band Papa Le Gal (they’re […]

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Judas, Jesus, and Mary

Australian site Urban Cinefile has a longish backstory for the creation of Jesus Christ Superstar, as told by Andrew Lloyd Webber himself: Work started on the album of JCS in early 1970. Murray Head would be our Judas but who would play Jesus and Mary? Tim and I were total unknowns so we couldn’t do […]

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Another couple of years

Another one of numerous interviews Ian Gillan gave to the British media promoting his Vinyl Collection. Amid stories of drinking, smoking, and messing with women in the times gone by, he also mentioned that the new Purple album will be out in February, the tour will start in May, and the band “in reality” probably […]

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Review: Gillan – The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982

Five Gillan band albums reissued on vinyl, and the clarity and dynamics of these 180 gram vinyls knock spots off the original pressings. Hear the sound of firing, it’s politics expiring. Are you God, are you man, do you live in fear Are we trash in your can, a bubble in your beer As we […]

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IG unboxes the Vinyl Collection

Ian Gillan opens Gillan Vinyl Collection box set for the first time and proceeds to go through the relevant anecdotage (watch inside)

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Dealing with success

Vintage TV has posted online the Friday Night Rock Show that aired on October 14 and featured an extended interview with Ian Gillan at his home in Lyme Regis. The interview actually starts about 5 minutes into this section of the show. Once you’ve finished with that video, select “#8 Part 3” to continue with […]

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