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Ian Gillan, One Eye To Morocco promo photo

Unfortunately, Wednesday Gillan’s appearance on Rockline radio show didn’t happen. Big Ian was supposed to appear on the show via a link between London and Los Angeles, but there appeared to be technical difficulties with the link. The host of the show, Bruce Coburn, first played a couple of tunes off One Eye To Morocco trying to buy some time, but eventually said that Gillan’s appearance will have to be rescheduled and a recording of the 2006 promoting Gillan’s Inn was put on the air. We will let you know of the new date (if any).

Since printed word does not have such limitations (especially when published online), Martin Popoff interview with Gillan have appeared on BraveWords without further delay:

“Brilliant, amazing, best thing they’ve ever heard; of course, this is only from the first 200 journalists I’ve spoken to,” laughs the mischievous but always charming leader of the greatest hard rock band ever (Gillan) and also the fourth (Purple), on his new rock-lite solo album One Eye To Morocco.

One Eye To Morocco is out now on Eagle Records. Touring it is unlikely, as Ian and his celebrated graybeards are pumped and primed to enter the studio soon to at least consider the idea of a next Deep Purple studio album.

Read the whole interview on BraveWords.

And to relieve the frustration of the botched Rockline appearance, here is Pete Feenstra‘s insightful interview with the man:

Thanks to BraveWords, Glen Miller, Nigel Young and Daniel Bengtsson.

20 Comments to “Gillan’s interviews”:

  1. 1
    Crimson Ghost says:

    After the 06 repeat started I was off… a lot of the interviews seem to be surfacing from the various sources he has already done them with, from Italy to Poland and now London.

    Expect more, many more.(distinct them by the few words of difference in his answers to basically the same questions every source seems to be asking)lol!

  2. 2
    Rascal says:

    Theirs only so many questions to ask……..

  3. 3
    Crimson Ghost says:

    That was the first thing running through my mind and why I didn’t try to pull off some kind of epic piece. It’s just an album promotion at the risk of repeating similarities, not a history probe. Thats not not my angle anyway, to bring attention and awareness is really the main idea.

  4. 4
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I agree with the guys mention to Ian about “Deal With It” and “Ball Of Confusion” it’s actually damn near the same exact bassline throughout.
    (I couldn’t place it at first but knew it sounded very familiar)

  5. 5
    deep lavender says:

    Ultimate-guitar.com just released an interview with Ian today. It mostly deals with his new solo album. Towards the end, he says there are no plans for a new DP album. Bummer…..

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    This afternoon I read another interview with Mister Gillan in a shop while doing my round of the city her in Rotterdam.

    It has often been said he does negative statements about Ritchie because hes being provoked by the interviewer.

    I think he is stronger than that.

    In the interview I ve read his repeated nonsense about Ritchie AGAIN!!!!
    He repeated what he said before about how terrible Deep Purple were playing in the end. That nobody played as their usual selves and that everything bettered when Ritchie left.

    EVERYBODY who has seen the The Battle Rages On Tour gigs live or on You Tube knows this bullshit.

    Maybe Gillan thinks people are stupid, maybe he has a point there, or that he can make something right just by repeating it.
    I dont know….

    I know that RB made negative statements about Ian as well.

    I m not very happy, I am a fan of both Gillan and Blackmore, with both their outing in this field but……

    But didnt Ritchie have a POINT that Ian was not always singing very well?

    I do not know if it was because of the booze and smoking or a bad attitude or both….
    But I think it has been very evident that even after RB s departure Ian was and IS NOT always singing very well
    And that happened in abscence of the so called malicious Mister Blackmore….

    Sad to say all this but it is like it.

    And why are certain threads closed all of a sudden?

    Have a nice day

  7. 7
    nsoveiko says:

    threads are closed because they have deteriorated into nothing else but petty bickering and personal attacks.

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Are you sure?

  9. 9
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Yes, you should know.
    (you’ll be more concerned when someone thinks they got a piece of you, judging by the post they cut the thread off at, and you can’t reply… but don’t blame Nick for reading and deciding to leave you on the short end, he has to end it somewhere) lol!

  10. 10
    Freddy says:


    I think that Mr. Nsoveiko probably ended some threads because he is concerned about ALL fans, and that he has therefor not a VIP treatment of you in the mind…
    The THS is for DP info, fun, discussing, enjoying , sharing…MUSIC !!!

    And if you need so badly to end every thread, you could end your holy but immaginary omnipotence above all others at this one.

  11. 11
    Rascal says:

    Petty bickering……………??
    Personal Attacks…………..??

    Remove the above……………shit……their aint much left after that…LOL

  12. 12
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 10

    Nothing to add.


  13. 13
    GerAssenNetherlandsAge51Male says:

    # 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 :

    I wanted to leave a comment on Sunday, but I didn’t manage until now. I wanted to say that a thread probably will be closed for one of the following reasons :

    a. all interesting stuff concerning the thread has been said and there will probably be no more interesting stuff that will fly over.

    b. as the ths is a website edited by volunteers, the editors can come to a point a thread has grown out of it’s jacket and the work involved to read and treat a thread becomes overwhelming.

    c. but the most predictable reason is probably indeed (what I had in mind Sunday) that a thread has grown out of it’s purpose (“for DP info, fun, discussing, enjoying , sharing…MUSIC !!!”) and that “threads are closed because they have deteriorated into nothing else but petty bickering and personal attacks”.

    So, I stand fully behind the decisions of the editors to close a thread whenever they want !!!!

    Cheers to all real DP-fans !

  14. 14
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Sure, I agree it’s their site to do as they see fit with, if some can handle that fact they’d be better off.

    “VIP” huh, in my dreams ‘eh?
    Guess I’ll have to stick with Administrating two other sites.
    Poor me.

  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Yeah, poor you.

    Maybe you should check out a doctor….or two.

  16. 16
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Priest, you must be the recipient of Socialized Medical Health Insurance the way you constantly tell everyone to seek a doctor….

    I find that a good dose of MK8 cures most anything…..


  17. 17
    purplepriest1965 says:

    It does cure my die hard passion for the band yes…..

    In november this year they will return to these grounds

    I already heard some people who are NOT going anymore….

    Like me…..

    The money I can spend on lots of other better things.

    They should have stayed in Rotterdam as well


  18. 18
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Priest, my wife is a doctor, you’re lost. There is a plot you know.

    I share your feelings about spending money though, makes sense enough, thats why Blackmore stopped getting mine.

  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Stefans wife is said to be a shrink

    Are you a group of families with meds and patients combined?

  20. 20
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    “Blackmoritis” I believe they call it. ‘The complex addiction to being completely engulfed in the uncontrollable attraction to retired black spandex clad Guitar Gods, whom reduce themselves to wearing Tights and playing a Lute at fairy festivals in the forest with Tinkerbelle”.

    The only known cure, GET OVER IT…..Cold Turkey…..like smoking that rope….Just Say No, I am Not Gay….


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