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A little drum room and headphone silence

Don Airey and Ian Paice were interviewed by Planet Rock on November 27, on the occasion of Turning to Crime release. The chat gets rather interesting once the inevitable “why covers?” question is dealt with and out of the way.

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It ain’t over yet

Tonight (Dec 5, 2021) show of Ian Paice and Neil Murray with Purpendicular in Kehl, Germany, will be the last one for a while. The remaining dates of the December leg have been cancelled with a possibility of further rescheduling. Yes, due to the damn pandemic. Thanks to Robert Walsh for the info.

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Ain’t no love

On November 26 the professional Purple tribute band Purpendicular played a gig at La Traverse in Cléon, France. Paicey once again joined them on drums, and the lineup featured another Purple family veteran — Neil Murray on bass. The setlist, quite understandably for the occasion, included several Whitesnake numbers: Highway Star Walking in the Shadow […]

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Chance to move up

Paicey reminisces about his first time meeting Ritchie Blackmore and then a year later joining a nascent band Ritchie was forming with Jon Lord and Nick Simper.

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Namechecks are good!

Paicey was a guest on a podcast run by one Darren Paltrowitz. Not too too long, but a very interesting conversation about the new album, bonus tracks, 9/8 timing, William Shatner, and Netflix, among other things.

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Nothing’s taken for granted

A new album by The Temperance Movement called Covers & Rarities is a collection of songs both original and covers if the bands that influenced them. It opens with their take on You Fool No One featuring Ian Paice himself.

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Dismissed and vilified

Far Out magazine just published an opinion piece on the much maligned Velvet Underground album Squeeze. Yep, the one featuring the one and only Ian Paice on the drums. There’s not a whole lot on how exactly Paicey came into the picture, but more on how the album itself fits into the VU legacy. Reed’s […]

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Count us in

There is a new documentary out, it is called Count me in, it is about everything drums and drumming, and features interviews with luminaries of the art, including our own Ian Paice. He is joined by Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Roger Taylor (Queen), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Cindy Blackman-Santana (Lenny Kravitz, […]

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Grumbled a bit and went away

Paicey talks about the story behind the recording of Space Truckin’.

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Commie Fraulien

Another vintage article about Deep Purple, which originally appeared in the New Musical Express on December 12, 1970. It is based on interviews with the two Ians and tells the story of troublemakers in Germany, Aston, Gardner, Dyke and Lieber, Big Ian’s involvement with the Jesus Christ Superstar, and work on the upcoming album that […]

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