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Glenn Hughes tour changes

There has been some changes to Glenn Hughes tour dates scheduled for November-December this year in Europe. The changes have likely been precipitated by co-headliners Living Colour pulling out “due to an unforeseen conflict”. Undoubtedly, they would have accounted for a not an insignificant portion of the sales, so some dates have to be cancelled, […]

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Santomato Live

An Italian new report on Paicey’s appearance in Santomato on December 19. Includes a bit of the press conference where he talks about challenges of playing under less than perfect conditions. (watch inside)

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Bologna 1971

An audience recording of Deep Purple gig in Bologna, Italy, on May 27, 1971, has surfaced on YouTube. The sound quality is, ahem, fair, but one can not ask too too much from that era.

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European Tour late 2015 expanding

According to some online ticket agencies it now looks like it’s the turn of Italy to spend this year for enjoyment next year. Tour dates posted on therockblog.net show the following dates: 30/10/2015, Palafabris di Padova 31/10/2015, Mediolanum Forum di Assago (Milano) 05/11/2015, Mandela Forum di Firenze 06/11/2015, Palalottomatica di Roma these dates, along with […]

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Paicey appearances in Italy

[Updated Jun 24] Ian Paice will play a couple of three shows in Italy this summer. On June 23 he will perform with the Tolo Marton Band at the Marghera Estate Village in Mestre (near Venice). The night before he will appear at a charity meet’n’greet event at the Hard Rock Cafe Venice to raise […]

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Paicey on Linea Rock

A longish (and thus interesting) interview with Ian Paice was done by Italian Radio Lombardia’s show Linea Rock some time in April and is now available for viewing: Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

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Forever Deep

Italian tribute band Forever Deep has put out an album of original material with Ian Paice and Don Airey guesting on several tracks: The Star of my Secret Arts The Wish (feat. Paice & Airey) Never My Loneliness (feat. Airey) Without your Love (feat. Paice) Do I Belong Marosh (feat. Paice) Purple Fury The album […]

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Now what?! charts summary

This list is being continuously updated. Progress of the album in charts around the world is neatly summarized here. The first week of Now what?! out in the wild is over and the first official chart positions accounting for both online and offline sales are in. Germany: #1 first week, #5 second, #12 third, #22 […]

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The Welsh want their vowels!

Here are two more interviews from the Now what?! promotional blitz. Virgin radio Italy (in English with Italian subtitles): GTFM Rockshow on BBC Welsh community radio used prerecorded interviews from the EPK: listen here (MP3, 22 min). Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info and to Andy Fox for correction.

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Paicey in Forli

On December 14 Ian Paice did another drum clinic and played a gig in Forli, Italy, of which we unfortunately learned about only post factum. He spoke about all things drumming, answered questions from the public, and played a few tunes (some of which he doesn’t do any more on his day job) with the […]

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