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European Tour late 2015 expanding

According to some online ticket agencies it now looks like it’s the turn of Italy to spend this year for enjoyment next year. Tour dates posted on therockblog.net show the following dates: 30/10/2015, Palafabris di Padova 31/10/2015, Mediolanum Forum di Assago (Milano) 05/11/2015, Mandela Forum di Firenze 06/11/2015, Palalottomatica di Roma these dates, along with […]

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Paicey appearances in Italy

[Updated Jun 24] Ian Paice will play a couple of three shows in Italy this summer. On June 23 he will perform with the Tolo Marton Band at the Marghera Estate Village in Mestre (near Venice). The night before he will appear at a charity meet’n’greet event at the Hard Rock Cafe Venice to raise […]

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Paicey on Linea Rock

A longish (and thus interesting) interview with Ian Paice was done by Italian Radio Lombardia’s show Linea Rock some time in April and is now available for viewing: Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

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Forever Deep

Italian tribute band Forever Deep has put out an album of original material with Ian Paice and Don Airey guesting on several tracks: The Star of my Secret Arts The Wish (feat. Paice & Airey) Never My Loneliness (feat. Airey) Without your Love (feat. Paice) Do I Belong Marosh (feat. Paice) Purple Fury The album […]

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Now what?! charts summary

This list is being continuously updated. Progress of the album in charts around the world is neatly summarized here. The first week of Now what?! out in the wild is over and the first official chart positions accounting for both online and offline sales are in. Germany: #1 first week, #5 second, #12 third, #22 […]

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The Welsh want their vowels!

Here are two more interviews from the Now what?! promotional blitz. Virgin radio Italy (in English with Italian subtitles): GTFM Rockshow on BBC Welsh community radio used prerecorded interviews from the EPK: listen here (MP3, 22 min). Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info and to Andy Fox for correction.

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Paicey in Forli

On December 14 Ian Paice did another drum clinic and played a gig in Forli, Italy, of which we unfortunately learned about only post factum. He spoke about all things drumming, answered questions from the public, and played a few tunes (some of which he doesn’t do any more on his day job) with the […]

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2013 touring

If the stars will align right, the world live premiere of the new Deep Purple album will happen in New Zealand, where the band kicks off 2013 touring schedule on February 24, followed by six more dates in Australia. New Zealand ticket presales start on November 7, with the sale to general public followed on […]

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Bourée in Palermo

On September 7 Ian Paice hosted a tribute to his brother in law and in arms, the late great Jon Lord. The concert took place in Palermo, Italy, where he performed with the student orchestra of Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini conducted by Alberto Maniaci. This could very well be the first time he have performed Jon’s […]

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What I did on my vacation

While being in Italy, Ian Paice played on July 29 not a particularly widely publicized gig (at least, we didn’t know about it) with a local Pink Floyd tribute band, for a change.

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