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Cricket to cosmology

Some time earlier this month Ian Gillan was a guest on his local Lyme Bay Radio discussing all things from cricket to cosmology (don’t trust his expertise on the latter too much though). The hour long chat can be replayed via the radio station’s facebook account. Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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Whoosh track by track

Ian and Ian give a track by track overview of the new album. It’s a 17-minute crash course into the lyrical universe of Whoosh for those who do not follow Caramba’s wordography.

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Boy soprano at a church choir

Ian Gillan answers to Loudwire‘s Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction. This was published 3 years ago, but somehow slipped under our radar all that time. Big Ian not as much as providing rebuttals, as goes on a tangent telling anecdotes from his career.

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Congrats from Armenia

Ian Gillan has turned 75 yesterday and he’s got a ‘happy birthday’ note from the president of Armenia Armen Sarkissian: You have been creating art for more than 50 years and you are the one of those unique artists who is admired by several generation. I am aware that Deep Purple’s new album released at […]

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The importance of chess

Ian Gillan was interviewed by German newspaper Lübecker Nachrichten, and some tidbits appeared in reverse translation in an unusual corner of the web: a chess site. And here’s why: Ian Gillan: I would also suggest that children should be taught to play chess. It’s valuable, for life. You learn to think a step or two […]

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Genius of human imagination

Ian & Ian talk about why the new album wasn’t recorded in Timbuktu.

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Call it impressionistic

Cleveland.com has an interview with Ian Gillan. And if by reading it you get a sense of deja vu, you’re not alone. After all, there are only so many ways to answer the same questions being asked over and over again. The track “Man Alive,” which you released in advance of the album, is about […]

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Getting the facts straight

Ian Gillan spoke to Songfacts, explaining the lyrics for Throw my Bones and Nothing at All, before moving to “a few red lights”, “Perfect Strangers”, and “pony trekker”. Songfacts: What was the lyrical inspiration for the song “Throw My Bones”? Gillan: “Throw My Bones” is something that people did in prehistoric times to see if […]

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The joy of music

Japanese Burrn! magazine has a 17-page Deep Purple special in its August 2020 issue. The feature includes pictures, discography, and interviews with Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice. Our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono has graciously supplied us with the reverse translation of the more interesting tidbits of the three interviews. Here is the first […]

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We do is what pleases us

Rock Candy magazine has Deep Purple as their cover story of issue 21 (August/September 2020). Inside is a feature promoting Whoosh that includes interviews with both Ian and Ian. Check out the opening spread (pdf). Couple of quotes from Gillan: The early days were fabulous. Everything was new and wonderful and shocking. Things got bigger […]

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