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Portraits of Gillan

Rufus Stone publications have announced a new photo book Portraits of Gillan, covering Big Ian’s career after his first departure from Deep Purple. ON LEAVING DEEP PURPLE IN JUNE 1973 IAN GILLAN seemed to turn his back on music. Instead of joining or forming a new outfit the vocalist instead invested heavily in a number […]

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Not like lumpy elephants in the sky

Back in 2008, Ultimate Guitar has published a 1975 vintage interview with Ian Gillan, conducted just before the release of Ian Gillan Band first album Child in Time. It is preceded by a long-winded explanation from the interviewer on how stupid he was in his younger years. On with the main course: Could someone find […]

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MH remix press compendium

Machine Head remix has certainly brought a wave of publicity to the band. We have collected them here instead of a multitude of individual posts. Roger Glover spoke to the Polish radio station Eska Rock: The Telegraph has a feature on the album based upon interviews with Gillan and Paice (caveat: it may or may […]

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Legendary for all the wrong reasons

Another Classic Rock reprint in Louder Sound — the awful year for Black Sabbath that was 1984. Demise of the Gillan-fronted lineup is very much included. When, during their debut UK show at the Reading Festival in August 1983, Sabbath encored with the old Purple warhorse Smoke On The Water, there was disbelief, then disdain, […]

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Tenor profaggio

Ian Gillan spoke to the Australian podcast Long Way to the Top. The new Deep Purple album was discussed, among other things, and Ian mentioned that it will be coming out in July.

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All the best

Our contributor Gert Bak Pedersen has published a book about his collection of signed records with foreword by Ian Gillan. From the author: For many years I have tried to get my most important album covers signed by the musicians. Among them are numerous Deep Purple albums. The collection has now turned into a book […]

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8 songs that changed Gillan’s life

Ian Gillan revisits his youth and picks for the Louder Sound eight songs that “set one of rock’s greatest frontmen on the path to glory”. Chuck Berry – Rock And Roll Music (1957 single) Chuck Berry was the first and the best. He’s the guy who wrote Roll Over Beethoven, who wrote No Particular Place […]

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Music can be a friend for life

On the 10th anniversary of reopening, Ian Gillan sends a message to the teachers and students of the music school in Armenia that he helped to rebuild: To the staff and students at ‘Our School in Gyumri’ Dear All, May I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy 10th anniversary. It was a […]

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Unchain your brain before listening

Cherry Red Records has a 6CD live box of Gillan (the band): Back In The Game – Live (1978-1982). It includes: Live at The Marquee 1978 Recorded at The Marquee Club, London, 27th December 1978; with guest appearance from Ritchie Blackmore Live in Tokyo 1978 Recorded at Shinjuku Koseinenkin Hall, Japan, 23rd October 1978 Live […]

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Blind man cries in Kraków

Our contributor Tobias Janaschke writes: Hello from the Baltic ocean, I would like to take this opportunity to say a few open and appreciative words to/about Ian Gillan: This man (like the others) gives everything for this band and is the only one who cannot change his instrument — his voice. And he has no […]

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