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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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Relieved from any responsibility

Ian Gillan was interviewed by Radio Rock 106.6. Amid explaining the Turning to Crime concept, the conversation touched upon a variety of topics, including marching in the straight lines wearing bright red jackets, basses made from tea chests and broomsticks, and a love affair with Portugal.

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Before rock’n’roll came skiffle

Roger Glover was interviewed by Rock Antenne out of Germany. Listen to him talking to the giggly DJ. Roger is his usual patient and eloquent.

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Grown-up music and kids’ music

Ultimate Classic Rock interviewed Ian Gillan on the occasion of Turning to Crime release. We had a long discussion about this. You can never improve on an original, so it’s a challenge. But Deep Purple primarily is an instrumental band. It always has been. The music comes first to us. So the songs we selected […]

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The floodgates of hell opened up

Louder Sound has a few quotes from the Classic Rock feature on Turning to Crime. Steve Morse, talking about covering Ozzy songs with Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake for the Living Loud project: We tried out some different things with the songs, which Bob really liked, and ended up with something a little bit different. […]

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Keep it short and use my version

Ian Gillan was interviewed by a US radio station KSHE 95. He endured the slightly clueless DJs who are more interested in Smoke and Jesus Christ Superstar than the new Purple album. At least they didn’t call him Gillian. 😉 KSHE 95 · Ian Gillan Of Deep Purple 11.15.21 Thanks to Ultimate Guitar for the […]

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Minds Behind the Music

Louder Sound has excerpts from an interview Ian Gillan did for a book called Minds Behind The Music. The book is a collection of interviews with prominent musicians, where they are asked about everything and anything but the music itself. What was the happiest day of your life and why? Nice timing, I’ve been scribbling […]

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Not quite Crime and punishment yet

Roger Glover answered some questions from an outfit called Radio Bob! Among the things related to the Turning to Crime and in one form or another already covered elsewhere, he mentioned that he has made a lot of progress on his memoirs (which have been nearly 20 years in the making). The manuscript is now […]

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Purplerizing the fantastic glut

HMP Woodworm Scrubs inmate #185273, one Roger Glover, talked to the Forbes magazine about Turning to Crime. “Oh Well” and [Huey “Piano” Smith’s] “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu.” Plus some Freddie King in the closing medley. There’s definitely some bluesy moments on this record. Was there a concerted effort to sort of flex […]

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Willy Wonka’s golden ticket

There is a David Coverdale feature in the British newspaper The Independent. He began writing “secret little poems”, which eventually became lyrics once he’d taught himself the chords to The Yardbirds’ 1965 single “For Your Love”, and as a teenager he sang in a handful of local bands. Then, in 1973, destiny came calling while […]

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