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Getting the facts straight

Ian Gillan spoke to Songfacts, explaining the lyrics for Throw my Bones and Nothing at All, before moving to “a few red lights”, “Perfect Strangers”, and “pony trekker”. Songfacts: What was the lyrical inspiration for the song “Throw My Bones”? Gillan: “Throw My Bones” is something that people did in prehistoric times to see if […]

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We’re talking about state of the art

Roger Glover was on WLVQ radio a few days ago, having another one of those “Mr Grover ‘n’ Mr Gillian” moments — speaking about Whoosh for one second, and then retelling the story behind Smoke for the umpteenth time.

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The joy of music

Japanese Burrn! magazine has a 17-page Deep Purple special in its August 2020 issue. The feature includes pictures, discography, and interviews with Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice. Our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono has graciously supplied us with the reverse translation of the more interesting tidbits of the three interviews. Here is the first […]

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Recorded on a Saturday and mixed on Sunday

The late Derek Lawrence discusses his relationship with Tony Edwards and John Coletta in the early days of the band and why the band got signed to two different record companies at the time.

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What’s gonna happen when they’ll run out of movie titles?

Italian webzine Truemetal has a lengthy interview with Roger Glover, which was done by an obvious fan. That makes it twice as interesting for us as the usual fare from the mainstream press (even the musical mainstream press). This album is the band’s twenty-first over more than 50 years of career. I guess this is […]

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We do is what pleases us

Rock Candy magazine has Deep Purple as their cover story of issue 21 (August/September 2020). Inside is a feature promoting Whoosh that includes interviews with both Ian and Ian. Check out the opening spread (pdf). Couple of quotes from Gillan: The early days were fabulous. Everything was new and wonderful and shocking. Things got bigger […]

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Sounds like a punk group, Rainbow

Graham Bonnet spoke to the Antihero Magazine, promoting a new Alcatrazz album — their first studio offering since 1986. The conversation also ventured into the Rainbow theme. ANTIHERO: I read quite some time ago that you said hard rock music wasn’t something that came naturally to you as a vocalist. Graham Bonnet: Yeah. ANTIHERO: Here […]

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We live in hope

Roger Glover is doing publicity blitz for the new album, and was a guest on Detroit radio WRIF yesterday, July 27, talking to a slightly clueless, but typically enthusiastic classic rock radio DJ.

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The Hooker Lees and other stories

Glenn Hughes was a guest on Live From Nerdville with Joe Bonamassa. A lengthy (45 minutes) chat ensued and as you can imagine, quite a lot of ground has been turned over.

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Success as impediment to progress

A rather interesting interview done with Ian Gillan in Australia in 1999. It is particularly interesting to see how well what he said about evolution of the band some 20 years ago has aged.

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