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Chopin and Verdi to boogie-woogie

Classic Rock has an illustrated piece about 8 songs that changed Ian Gillan’s life: Music has been an ever-present constant in Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan’s life for as long as he can remember. “My grandad was a bass baritone and sang opera, my uncle was a jazz pianist and my grandmother was a ballet […]

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The mighty wall of power

In a recent interview with News-in-24 Tony Iommi mentioned that the multitrack tapes for Born Again, which for a long time were considered lost, have apparently been found: […] I’m also thinking of remixing the album “Born Again”, the one with Ian Gillan, now that we have found the original tapes.

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The planet will be fine after we’re gone

Ian Gillan was on the Lyme Bay Radio today, May 7, for the full 2 hours. As one can imagine, a lot of ground was covered during that time. The takeaway points (off the top of my head) were something like the following: there will be no live shows for the band until February 2022; […]

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Friday with Big Ian

Ian Gillan will be a special guest on his hometown station Lyme Bay Radio tomorrow, Friday, May 7, 2021, between 4 and 6 pm. The show is called Finally Friday, and apparently it will be a one off. Ian will be chatting “about life, lockdown and Lyme Regis; and possibly a little about his outstanding […]

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It’s growling and purring

This behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of WhoCares single back in 2011 was published a couple of years ago, but somehow have completely slipped under our radar. Until now.

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Purple memorabilia at a charity auction

Bridport & Lime Regis News reports that Ian Gillan have donated several items for a charity auction run by the local Rotary Club. There are some recent vinyls and DVDs, and a few books. Nothing ultra rare, in other words (well, there’s this promo copy of Naked Thunder, but that’s about it, we think). Some […]

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Roger the romantic

A little lull in the news is interrupted by an interview we’ve missed when it came out in September issue of the Goldmine magazine. Ian & Ian talk to Martin Popoff. The freshly released Whoosh was obviously discussed at lengths, as well as this bit on In Rock: GM: To take you back 50 years […]

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Child in Time: the story behind the song

A short documentary from Dutch TV on the story behind this iconic Deep Purple tune, with interviews from Roger Glover and Ian Gillan.

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Commercial, but not contrived

Geir Myklebust has a new old article reprinted in his blog — a New Musical Express feature on (then) upcoming Fireball that was originally published on March 27, 1971. Deep Purple – commercial without compromise By Richard Green FOR Deep Purple fans the end of an era is approaching. After late April or May, familiar […]

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Living on dog biscuits

Ian Gillan, sitting at home in Lyme Regis, amidst of all the gold records and memorabilia, talking to Nicky Horne of Vintage TV. That was recorded in 2016, back in the time when social distancing was unheard of. Enjoy!

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