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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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Bring your flight jackets

Ian Gillan was interviewed for the Palm Beach Post in anticipation of resuming the touring activities in Florida later this month. If there is one thing that is true about Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan, it’s that not everything he says is true. “Somebody once asked me, ‘Are you a truthful person?’ I said yes […]

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Shand Grenade

Continuing with blast from the past, another band down the list of ‘heavy hopefuls’ circa 1976 is actually more progressive and fusion than heavy…

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Fox locked up in a hen-house

Tony Iommi was interviewed recently by Eddie Trunk. The interview appeared in his Sirius XM show and later was posted as a podcast. Amid promoting Iommi’s latest venture (which is a fragrance of all things), the conversation turned onto Born Again. ‘Born Again,’ we talked about in the past, you always said you wanted to […]

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Landing in a wet sandpit

Ian Gillan has appeared on the Hawksbee and Jacobs Daily podcast on December 14, 2021, to talk about his career as a pole vaulter.

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