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Coverdale and Gillan in Sweden Rock

The latest issue of Sweden Rock Magazine (#4/2019, out April 16), has a 16 page Coverdale / Whitesnake feature, plus David featured on the cover. Shown above is the retail version, subscribers get a different cover with David Coverdale, a “close up” photo. This issue also has a 5 page feature of Ian Gillan’s old […]

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Gillan and Iommi revisiting Armenia

Armenian agency Mediamax reports that Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi will take part in a gala night held in Yerevan on June 5, 2019, to commemorate 30th anniversary of the Rock Aid Armenia project. The event will be held under the auspices of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and will include a public showing of […]

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Chuck Berry to prog rock

Ian Gillan was once again a guest at the Cayman Islands radio station Cayrock 96.5. This resulted in a 45-minute chat that you can hear below.

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Bob the general and other stories

While being on tour with the band in Mexico, Eddie Trunk did two extensive interviews with Gillan and Paice. Both are now available online as podcasts, albeit with quite annoying commercials mixed in. (listen inside)

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Forever intertwined

Italian station Radio Rock has posted an extensive interview they did with Ian Gillan near his home in Portugal on the occasion of Ian Gillan & The Javelins release that happened back in August. Ian talks at length about life of a musician in the early 60s, how the project came about, why it is […]

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A shy Elvis fan

The latest issue (#8-2018) of the Swedish Rock’n’Roll magazine has a 12-page feature on Ian Gillan with lots of pictures. Other juicy bits include: Chuck Berry needed a backing band for a gig in 1970, for which Deep Purple helped him out. The band went on stage without knowing the setlist. Gillan once had a […]

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From deep purple to mould green

British tabloid Daily Mail reports that the mansion once owned by Ian Gillan (before being sold, converted to a hotel, which closed down in 2014) is now standing abandoned and in quite a derelict shape. This is the same mansion that Gillan put a guitar shaped pool in, as covered in his autobiography. This would […]

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Moving up the ladder

You’ll learn the story of a band with a singer who could not sing from a new promo video for the upcoming Javelins album posted today by earMUSIC.

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Broad your understanding of human nature

Italian radio station Radio Rock 106.6 has posted a lengthy interview with Ian Gillan. Our best guess, it was recorded some time in June 2017 (several things hint to that) and now is being used (reused?) to promote the current tour. Quite entertaining nevertheless.

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A few years later…

Record company has announced some release details for the Ian Gillan & The Javelins — a collection of rock’n’roll standards recorded by Big Ian with his first band (predating even Episode Six) earlier this year. In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club […]

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