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Hungry for rock’n’roll

Here is Ian Gillan performing in front of an unspoiledly enthusiastic crowd of Soviet Armenia in 1990. That was his first visit to the country, and as we all know, not the last one.

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Work in progress

Sadly, gone are the days when Roger graciously provided us with the studio updates on the progress of a new album. These days we have to resort to rumours and second hand info. On November 2, 2019, Chameleon Studios Hamburg posted this picture to their Facebook feed: The chap on the left is mixing engineer […]

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Legend that grew bigger than the band

In The Studio with Redbeard celebrated the 35th anniversary of Deep Purple reunion and release of Perfect Strangers by repackaging some contemporary interviews with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. Thanks to BraveWords for the heads up.

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Tuesday, we made another album

Ian Gillan, in his own whimsically cryptic way, confirms that the band has finished the new album to be released probably some time in spring 2020 and followed by a tour: […] now we gird our lions (yes, I know, but I’m in Africa) for a year of febrile activity into which a rare amount […]

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Like a duck to water

Raised On Radio youtube channel has a 1993 BBC interview with Ian Gillan discussing his youthful naiveté, his comings and goings, and the Spinal Tap moments, among other things. This was done before the start of the tour, when things were still looking up. Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography

Another book from Wymer — Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography — is due out on December 6, 2019. It is a limited edition 128-page photo book in a slipcase, and comes with a set of prints. Promo blurb: Without doubt Ian Gillan has proven to be one of the greatest and most enduring rock singers […]

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Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle, from Ian Gillan’s Contractual Obligation #1. Not my favourite track off Bananas, but good to see it being pulled out of a dusty closet for a live appearance.

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Hang me out to dry

Another clip from the upcoming Ian Gillan’s release Contractual Obligation has been posted by the record company.

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Contractual obligations

Back in November 2016 Ian Gillan did a short tour of Eastern and Central Europe backed by the Don Airey Band and various local orchestras conducted by Stephen Bentley-Klein, all supported by Grace Gillan’s band Papa Le Gal. The last three shows of the tour were recorded and are now being released as a series […]

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We’ll be back in 300 years

More interviews from the red carpet at The Ivors. Ian Gillan and Ian Paice were interviewed together, and then separately, by the MusicNewsWeb. Paicey mentioned that they’ve just spent 5 weeks in the studio in Nashville, which may or may not result in releasing something, eventually.

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