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Not hanging by the phone

Ian Paice appeared on the Classic Rock Show that aired on TeamRock Radio on August 20. There does not appear to be a way to listen to the interview again, but Classic Rock magazine has a couple of quotes posted on their site. The quotes deal with Paicey’s current relationship with Blackmore (if any): I […]

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Classic Rock Roll of Honour

The Classic Rock magazine Roll of Honour award ceremony will be held this year on November 4 in Hollywood, California. The voting is now open for the public in 5 categories, with the rest to be decided in house. Made in Japan is on the shortlist for the Reissue of the Year, and California Breed’s […]

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More Simper in Classic Rock

Another teaspoonful of the Nick Simper interview in Classic Rock. He talks about his dismissal from Deep Purple and still sounds more than a bit bitter about the whole affair: It was definitely a body blow. It was a turnaround, when you consider I’d recommended Ian [Gillan] in the first place. He had the chance […]

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Mark 1 musical antiques

Classic Rock has a promo piece for the Hard Road box set with several quotes from the rarely interviewed Nick Simper: It was a very exciting time – the band was brand-new and we were thrust together to make the first album in 18 hours. I think we did a pretty good job. It’s quite […]

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A week in the life of Ian Gillan

Back in April Classic Rock Magazine has republished online a profile of Ian Gillan, concentrating on his everyday life outside of the band. The article originally appeared in the print edition of Classic Rock, issue 59, quite a few years ago. If you’ve missed it in dead tree form, it’s quite an entertaining read (registration […]

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The best Zeppelin album Plant never made

Classic Rock has an interview with Coverdale entirely devoted to his short lived collaboration with Jimmy Page: Whose idea was it was to make a record together? David Coverdale: The synchronicity was rather special. I’d spoken to a mutual acquaintance, my friend and agent, Rod MacSween, and said that I was taking some time off […]

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Mary told Johnny not to write such trash

Classic Rock has a feature story on Mary Long, based on interviews (which may or may not be from the archives) with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover: If there’s anything likely to upset Ian Gillan more than a self-styled moral crusader with a viewpoint diametrically opposed to his own, it’s two of them. Back in […]

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Importance of getting to the pub

Ian Gillan gave an interview to Classic Rock on the occasion of, ahem, 27th anniversary of The House of Blue Light release. He spoke about doing crosswords, cooking breakfast, fixing his roof (and he did’t mean a hair transplant), and the importance of always ending up at the pub. And what’s a good interview without […]

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Vincent Price is in top 3

Vincent Price took 3rd place in Classic Rock’s Song Of the Year 2013 poll. The top 10 is: Dream Theater – The Enemy Inside Stone Sour – The Uncanny Valley Deep Purple – Vincent Price Black Star Riders – Bound For Glory The Temperance Movement – Only Friend Fish – The High Wood Beth Hart […]

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Vote Vincent Price for best track of the year

Classic Rock is running a poll for best songs of 2013, and Vincent Price is in the running. Vote for it.

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