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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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Born Again wasn’t a true Sabbath record

Metal Edge magazine has an in depth retrospective interview with Geezer Butler, touching, among other things, on the various interactions of the Sabbath camp with various members of the Purple family. Here’s an excerpt covering Gillan’s stint with the band. What are your thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Born Again record? Butler: I have […]

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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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