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Bring your flight jackets

Ian Gillan was interviewed for the Palm Beach Post in anticipation of resuming the touring activities in Florida later this month. If there is one thing that is true about Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan, it’s that not everything he says is true. “Somebody once asked me, ‘Are you a truthful person?’ I said yes […]

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Shand Grenade

Continuing with blast from the past, another band down the list of ‘heavy hopefuls’ circa 1976 is actually more progressive and fusion than heavy…

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Fox locked up in a hen-house

Tony Iommi was interviewed recently by Eddie Trunk. The interview appeared in his Sirius XM show and later was posted as a podcast. Amid promoting Iommi’s latest venture (which is a fragrance of all things), the conversation turned onto Born Again. ‘Born Again,’ we talked about in the past, you always said you wanted to […]

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Landing in a wet sandpit

Ian Gillan has appeared on the Hawksbee and Jacobs Daily podcast on December 14, 2021, to talk about his career as a pole vaulter.

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Secret codes for buried treasure

Ian Gillan spoke to BBC Radio, which resulted in a very interesting, slightly off-the-beaten-path conversation. The last time we spoke, we were talking about the dreaded aging process, and I remember you humorously said to me that you walk down the road and listen for a clank to see what’s dropped off next. How are […]

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Relieved from any responsibility

Ian Gillan was interviewed by Radio Rock 106.6. Amid explaining the Turning to Crime concept, the conversation touched upon a variety of topics, including marching in the straight lines wearing bright red jackets, basses made from tea chests and broomsticks, and a love affair with Portugal.

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Grown-up music and kids’ music

Ultimate Classic Rock interviewed Ian Gillan on the occasion of Turning to Crime release. We had a long discussion about this. You can never improve on an original, so it’s a challenge. But Deep Purple primarily is an instrumental band. It always has been. The music comes first to us. So the songs we selected […]

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The floodgates of hell opened up

Louder Sound has a few quotes from the Classic Rock feature on Turning to Crime. Steve Morse, talking about covering Ozzy songs with Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake for the Living Loud project: We tried out some different things with the songs, which Bob really liked, and ended up with something a little bit different. […]

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Keep it short and use my version

Ian Gillan was interviewed by a US radio station KSHE 95. He endured the slightly clueless DJs who are more interested in Smoke and Jesus Christ Superstar than the new Purple album. At least they didn’t call him Gillian. 😉 KSHE 95 · Ian Gillan Of Deep Purple 11.15.21 Thanks to Ultimate Guitar for the […]

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Minds Behind the Music

Louder Sound has excerpts from an interview Ian Gillan did for a book called Minds Behind The Music. The book is a collection of interviews with prominent musicians, where they are asked about everything and anything but the music itself. What was the happiest day of your life and why? Nice timing, I’ve been scribbling […]

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