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Pulling the arrow from the eye

Ian Gillan’s wife Bron has passed away late last year. We have decided not to discuss it on our pages out of respect for the family privacy. Now Ian is ready to talk about it in public with a Dear Friends message on his website. Dear Friends, I wish you all a splendid and enjoyable […]

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Orchestras, black mini skirt, and Buddy Holly

Not every Gillan’s interview in Spain turned out into a thinly veiled exchange of insults, as this example from Rock FM can attest. It also curiously shows that Big Ian seems to have a working understanding of spoken Spanish, albeit prefers to answer in his native tongue. You can see the interview at rockfm.fm. It […]

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Perfect Spanish scrawl

Ian Gillan appeared on a Spanish talk show La Resistencia, managing to overcome at the end some hilarious and some not so much language barriers.

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Security advice special

Caramba TV resumes their semi-irregular issues with a hotel security special — Big Ian offers timely advice on how to keep your valuables and cards safe when travelling.

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Heartbreaker

A fairly obscure 1970s band called Heartbreaker recorded some demos at the Kingsway Studios run at the time by Ian Gillan, with the man himself and Colin Towns making guest appearances on several of the tracks. Said demos have now been issued as a limited edition CD album. The label blurb reads: Heartbreaker was formed […]

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Orchestra, orchestra, and lute

After Deep Purple wraps up their touring in November, Ian Gillan will do a short tour of Spain with an orchestra. It will be Prague Philharmonic that recently did a couple of similar gigs with JLT, once again conducted by Friedemann Riehle. Six dates are already on sale, with a possibility of more being added. […]

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Intense, but lovely

Goldmine prints a brief collection of quotes from Ian Gillan’s interviews to the magazine. On Steve Morse’s guitar playing “There’s a solo on a song called “Dancing in My Sleep” (on the Deep Purple album Whoosh!) where he plays a baritone guitar, an old Danelectro, and it’s one of the greatest guitar solos I’ve ever […]

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Intensely quiet

Elizabeth the opera singer (a.k.a. the lady who forgot about singing more than all of will ever know) analyses Gillan’s take on Gethsemane. I’m very familiar with this song and have seen it performed many times, but have never seen nor heard the original with none other than Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan! This is going […]

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Who did it better

Vocal teacher Ken Tramplin did a Who Did It Better? series of videos comparing different singers who were in the same band at different times. Here is the episode on Ian Gillan vs. David Coverdale vs. Glenn Hughes (Rod Evans didn’t make the cut for some reason). There are some keen insights interspersed between his […]

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Why they sway in the wind

VWMusic has a fresh interview with Ian Gillan. And it is definitely worth spending your time to go through. Andrew: The current lineup of the band is one of the most consistent and creative intonations in Deep Purple’s long history. What is it about this group of players that’s kept things so solid? Ian: Well, […]

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