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Ian Gillan, promo for One Eye To Morocco. Photo courtesy of Jess! PR.

One Eye To Morocco cover artwork. Image courtesy of Jess! PR.Gillan will appear on the American radio show Rockline to promote his One Eye To Morocco solo album. The show will be on the air live on Wednesday, March 25 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to call in and ask Big Ian questions at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

Rockline is carried on many radio stations across the States, quite a few of which also broadcast online. Past shows are available from their website for two weeks for free and after that selected shows may appear in the vault for a fee.

US release date for the album is March 31, through Edel’s subsidiary Eagle Records (prebook date March 11, suggested retail price $13.98).

Thanks to Blabbermouth.net for the info and to Jess! PR for the images.

17 Comments to “One Eye on Rockline”:

  1. 1
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Good news, because he has never promoted an album of his own in America in his life!

    I have to say this is a surprise, even though he and Bob are Acquainted through not only rockline but his other show.

    The show that Purple did to promote the RAH Concerto 99 release in March or April of 2000 was filmed in it’s entirety and Drew Thompson has it… Ian playing acoustic guitar along with Steve during the whole acoustic set they did.

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    James O'Brien says:

    Just to correct one point. Ian has appeared before on Rockline to promote his Gillan’s Inn album and , back in the 80s, he and ROger appeared to promote Accidentally on Purpose. I have both on tape and, with the Gillan’s Inn appearance, was the 2nd to last question. I asked Michael Lee Jackson at the NY show about it since I had asked Ian about touring either as a solo act or going ut with his solo band, ROger’s Guilty Party and Steve’s solo band. Michael told me that my question put the bug in his ear to do the mini solo tour later that year. His first solo tour of the states, I believe, ever. SO he has pomoted his recent solo offorts.

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    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    That’s cool news. I’ve been able to get through and speak to the boys a few times now.

    Now, here’s a funny story for you all…..
    A few years back, Coverdale was the guest. I was able to get through and when you do, they ask your name and the question you wish to ask. I told them “TRACY’ from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida”. After around 10 minutes on hold, they came back and said, “Ok, in about 10 seconds, you will be on the air”. Finally the announcer says to Coverdale, “We have Tracy from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on the line”. Coverdale says, “Hello Tracy my dear, what may I have the pleasure of here”……all sultry as you know he can be when being coy with a girl. I answered with my fairly deep voice and said “Hello David, how’s it hangin’?” He quickly responds with “Oh my….what a deep voice you have.” and they all chuckled…..”Sorry I assumed you were a lady with the name Tracy. Hopefully you are not, with that mighty baritone voice”. It was quite a funny moment for the show, and I got me some extra time on the air also. I recorded that show and have it in my archives…..

    Hey CG:

    Any chance that show from 2000 will be ever distributed in Video format? I have the audio from it. They played around 6 songs. ‘Ted the Mechanic’, ‘SOTW’, ‘WFT’, ‘Knockin’ at your Backdoor’, plus 2 off the cuff tunes…’Spontaneous Blues Thing’ and ‘The Worried Song’. Great stuff. Would love to see it on DVD.


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    Crimson Ghost says:


    David is a class card, gotta love him, his personality is his biggest asset indeed, besides the rest of his obvious talents. What a guy!

    Not sure about the video, I taped the audio too and tried to get through by phone but couldn’t.

    I saw a clip from it years ago at an Australian website and apparently the cameras were either rolling or it was privately shot, but it looked good and they were all lined up in chairs and it looked to me as if there was a studio audience, weird!

    I was under the impression for a while that all of these shows were filmed, but I found out I was wrong, so likely it was Bruce that shot it. And the problem with that is I doubt he does these things with any real finishing ability, so they wind up just being scrap footage.
    To clarify it’s possible origin… but I contacted the webmaster and she said they clipped it from the tape of the entire show and that Drew has it.

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    Russ says:

    If you do manage to get through to Rockline you must lie and tell the call screener that you want to ask Ian about Smoke on the Water otherwise they won’t even let you ask your question. Then when you get on live ask your “real” question.

    That is just the way they are. Very corporate as usual.

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    Crimson Ghost says:

    Hi buddy!

    Bob sure let Roger take questions when he was on promoting Bananas that had nothing to do any of the norm.

    I see what you’re saying but down to the word, not sure… I’ve only attempted to get through before, no go… after waiting when they said I’d make it on.

    But on Mark and Brian I talked to Satch and Glenn Hughes both twice with not much wait, but they certainly did have a screen factor, ‘are you a fan?’ blah blah blah, very abrasive in fact. Like we’re common folk and they’re big stars… well M&B themselves are pretty high rollers, but their snotty female personnel aren’t… they bug me.

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    james jay says:

    $13.98 for I-G–save me a copy. This guy looks pretty good for 60-plus. Fabio got nothing on I-G. Mas Macho Ian Gillan.

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    Roberto says:

    I want it?
    there’s on you tube too?

  9. 9
    Crimson Ghost says:

    No, I could never capture the clip, there was a serious block on it.

    I do think there is a tiny snippet on the Gillan 2 DVD retrospective though, if I’m not mistaken, in all of the scrap footage of Ian’s, oh, and if you have seen the Bananas promo thngy, it might be on there. I’ll link it later today from youtube… we’ll see.

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    Crimson Ghost says:

    Sorry about that Roberto, it was Roger with the other acoustic, Steve on electric.

    But it is in fact from the ROCKLINE show in 2000.

    You can view it here at my “old” myspage videos, @0:23

    Also, a bit off topic as well, but check at youtube for DP Bananas in Reno 2004, it’s the show I once raved about in the review section at the Hub, killer, recorded in stereo.
    Has to be one of the three best boot DVD’s from that tour. Worth picking up, youtube doesn’t begin to show it’s real quality.

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    Crimson Ghost says:

    While you’re there, click on the profile (front page) and see my exclusive clip of ‘Hang Me Out To Dry’ from the Gillan’s Inn Vancouver B.C. DVD, even with the tiny transfer sound, you can still tell it sounds better than the Anaheim 2.0 mix, indeed.

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    Joanna says:

    1.How nice to hear we’ll be able to send our questions to IG directly. Is it possible from Europe as well?
    2. I have the impression that you will shave your head a la Kojak soon, Mr Gillan. Look at your pics from Vilnius or Zwickau 2002 for instance: you looked very nice, although your hair was short. I think you should change your hairdresser. You’ve got good hair, you needn’t cut it so short as it’s here. You look awful on this photo!

  13. 13
    AndreA says:

    This morning I got “LIVE IN ANAHEIM” cd..
    About the band…the bassist is Rodney Appleby,he features on Gillan’S Inn as you all know.
    I rememember that HE
    was the victim of a shooting and was seriously wounded in the head:
    how is he now? whatever happened to him ?

    ciao brothers

  14. 14
    nsoveiko says:


    it is possible to reach 1-800 numbers from overseas, but you need to use one of the callback services. see http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=248478

    i’m not sure, but it *might* also be possible to use VoIP (like Vonage or Skype) with a gateway in the US. you would still have to pay for the call to the US though.

  15. 15
    Roberto says:


    Crimson: thanks, very good promo video

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    Crimson Ghost says:



    Rodney still has the bullet in his neck, yet the jury claimed that since there was no visible injury that it could not be proven a pre mediated act or something, which has got to be one of the most absurd things I’ve ever heard. The perpatrator got off on attempted murder charges, scott free! Talk about injustice, man what a crock! However, I think that really all was just worked out in a plea bargain to plead guilty to illegal weapons charges and face three years in prison, so in actual fact, it’s the same as being found guilty of attempted murder, I guess deals within the system just work out that way.

    But I’m certain the guy, a neihgbor who’s dogs were poisoned, grabbed his gun with every intent to shoot Rodney in premeditated fashion and it should have been proven so in court. He walked over to his house, proceeded to pull his gun out and shoot at Rondey’s car, then pointed the gun straight at him and fired it! If that’s not premeditated then I don’t now what it is… Rodney, being a former military servant, grabbed the gun from his hand and detained him and called 911.
    The scuffle is likely what promted jurors to conflict the pre meditated factors and was likely influential because in doing so he could have caused the gun to go off and hit him in the neck… hhhmm, this is the part I’ll be focusing on when I ask him about it on the phone.

    I did an Exclusive interview with him just prior to it happening, and a follow up will set the record straight… coming soon, but you have to be one of our nearly 10,000 subscribers in order to read it.

    It led to cancelation of the Australian Gillan’s Inn tour, which is highly disputed as lack of tickets sales being the actual reason, but that’s nonsense, some of the shows in the US had low turns outs and they still played them, so I don’t buy that.

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    George says:

    One Eye To Morocco TRAILER posted on YOUTUBE:

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