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Lord Ambassador

Interview with Jon Lord appeared on Zermatt.ch to coincide with his performance at the Zermatt Unplugged Festival on April 9. He’s now not only the Ambassador for Hell, but also for Zermatt 😉

What were your main reasons for leaving Deep Purple?

We had a great time, but after 30 years I wanted to see what things were like outside the bubble. We were still on tour for so many months that I never had enough time to put my various projects into practice. Now I have all the freedom I need and use it!

What do you miss most about your former life?

The camaraderie. Although we are still friends, we see each other much less and as a result the friendship is no longer so intense. Whenever we had to wait in the hotel, the dressing room, at the airport or in the bus, we found it great that we had the same sense of humour. And of course I enjoyed performing in front of 10,000 fans and feel the energy of hard rock.

What can visitors expect of your performance in Zermatt?

I will mainly play calmer material with the 11-member Gemini Band from my recent solo CDs “Pictured Within” and “Beyond the Notes”, some songs from the ’76 LP “Sarabande” and perhaps a Deep Purple song if I find one that works unplugged too.

Read the whole interview here.

Thanks to Knut for the info.

4 Comments to “Lord Ambassador”:

  1. 1
    stefan says:

    A true gentleman and fine ambassador of music generally!!

  2. 2
    pecka says:

    the Best o the Best ! The finest choise of ambassador for Zermatt unplugged festival!

  3. 3
    AndreA says:

    He is LORD!

  4. 4
    moreno says:

    io credo che tutti i fans che come me’li seguono dal 1968 sperano di rivedere jon suonare almeno una volta ancora assieme ai dp perche’jon rimarra sempre il migliore

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