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Ian Gillan Interview

Jeb Wright at “Classic Rock Revisited” did an interview with Ian Gillan recently. Here is a few bits:

I think the way Purple goes about their business – we just don’t want to be called a classic rock band. I don’t really mind it but I just want to make that point.

We are going on the road for two years to support the album. People ask me how I can do that at age 60. I still get a tickle in my tummy on show day. I have to meditate and hold down my adrenaline level. It is still an incredible challenge to be on stage with Deep Purple every day.

About Deep Purple family tree:

It’s not a tree. It is a fucking jungle!

About “Rapture Of The Deep“:

I don’t know if anyone in the band is still disappointed in the cover. All I can say is that it has the total support of the record company and the management. I hope no one within the band is disappointed; they have not said anything to me. As I say, it was Roger’s ideas. Paicey loves it. Don wanted a more heavy metal cover.

About “Rapture Of The Deep“:

I think Roger did a fantastic job under great pressure. I have no doubt that it
is the best cover Deep Purple has done since In Rock”

Read the whole interview here.
Thanks to Classic Rock Revisited for the information.

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