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Goldmine publishes a retrospective of “insightful glimpses into the band’s musical soul” taken from Roger Glover’s interviews that he gave to the magazine over the years. Roger Glover’s opinion on concert bootlegs When you’re in a band you really don’t know what you are, what you represent to fans. We know what we are between […]

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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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Little bit of a musical snob

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night were interviewed for their local paper Long Island Weekly, seemingly promoting their last album Nature’s Light that actually came out in March 2021. The mood throughout the album is one of lightness and brings to mind tankards of ale being tossed back, peasant blouses, madrigals, and the kind of fanfare […]

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Hell of a thing on a resume

Joe Lynn Turner was a guest on BraveWords’ Streaming For Vengeance podcast promoting his upcoming solo album. And he was asked about his stint as the Purple’s lead singer. BraveWords: What is a project that you had your heart and soul set on, but it didn’t click? Turner: That’s an interesting question. Nobody has ever […]

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Nobody is happier than Simon

An outfit called VWMusic spoke recently to Simon McBride, and that resulted in an interesting interview. Andrew: Can you recount the initial call you received to fill in for Steve Morse? Simon: Well, there was talk of me stepping in for Steve temporarily towards the end of last year in 2021, but I never really […]

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Decent bass players are hard to find

A rare beast in this universe — an interview with Nick Simper, courtesy of Karen Beishuizen for the the RingSide Report. KB: You played bass on the first 3 Deep Purple albums and then left: what happened? To say exactly what went wrong could be a book in itself! The whole episode is a very […]

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Music always comes around

In this interview dated April 2022, Simon McBride demonstrates the right mix of cocky and humble, while talking about the differences between being a session man and playing under his own name, fanboying with Ian Gillan, hairspray rock, and other things.

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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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The watchful watchdogs

Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich spoke to US radio 101 WRIF broadcasting out of Detroit. They spoke about bouts of COVID that went through The Daisies’ ranks, their upcoming album, the terrible Ted, Glenn playing in Detroit at the age of 5 (allegedly), and many other things.

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