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Gillan talks money

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British newspaper The Telegraph interviewed Ian Gillan on an unusual topic — money:

I’m completely irresponsible, I’m afraid. I’m ignorant about money as a commodity – I have never really understood it. Years ago I decided to delegate running everything to my management because I’m only home three months every year and the rest of the time on tour. I need people paying my bills while I’m away or I’d come back to find everything cut off.

I don’t think happiness comes with money but if you are hungry you can’t be as happy as if you aren’t hungry. I think there’s something about having a purpose in life and a sense of belonging that is more important than money for any human being. And helping other people – my daughter opened a restaurant recently and I gave her a few grand for that, which was very fulfilling.

Read the whole thing.

Thanks to Danny Nichols for the info.

16 Comments to “Gillan talks money”:

  1. 1
    micke says:

    Money is not making anyone happy.. maybe a feeling of being safe can be counted in.

  2. 2
    stefan says:

    Well Micke…..It doesn´t exactly suck either, does it??

  3. 3
    Pinky says:

    Are Deep Purple millionaires?

  4. 4
    Dennis Hanna says:

    Money doesn’t buy happiness but at least you can be miserable in comfort. However, some of the most unhappy people I’ve met in my life were rich. Money is like a speeding truck…it always hits you from the direction you’re not looking. Chasing money is complicated which is why we should concentrate on music which is either enjoyable or not. It doesn’t matter what style it is or by whom it’s performed. Simple….you either dig it or you don’t. Rock on Deep Purple!

  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Usually rich people say money does not make happy

    Sometimes I feel that some of those do not deserve the advantage they have been given

    I m completely sure enough money makes you feel save, independent, more able to copy with all kinds of unhealthy struggles

    Ofcourse you can feel miserable being rich but money is not to blame, its despite the advantage of money they are unable to feel happy or buy health or love

  6. 6
    AndreA says:

    In some parts of the world a man need money for medical care or hospitalization… and I’m talking about countries that are within the G8 .. S**T.

  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I said it for years since the 80s
    Its a perverse system
    And now we witness all those hypocrites and or ignorants who dont seem to understand why everything has fallen flat on its arse lately
    Instead of learning the world is shaping up back into the old routine now and the same thing will happen now and then in the future
    Capitalism is not perfect but the best system to choose from
    Mmmmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhhh, I wonder if that really should be that way?

    Dont blame me…..

    Its the thread….

  8. 8
    james jay says:

    everyone wants more money–the some who do get lots of it realize that journey meant less when they finally do have enough—that said–how in the heck do i know—i am still trying to get it:) and yes–i’d venture to say DP has some good jingle.

  9. 9
    Rascal says:

    “While money can’t buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery”

  10. 10
    james jay says:

    #9 I’ll take my misery in $100’s –thank you. 🙂

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    As long someone has enough money to be independent or invest in improvement they should be punished when only complaining.

  12. 12
    elprupdeep says:

    HEY GUYS. is this a business forum or what?????? all of you, just think about the present because you won’t be able to take the f$$$’in money with you, to hell or paradise.as long as i have enough to go and see DP…

  13. 13
    Rascal says:

    I find it ‘strange’ maybe even ‘sad’ that Gillan is unaware of his wealth, or worth….

    Maybe its just another ‘tall story’…….

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    How tall is Gillan?


  15. 15
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:


  16. 16
    Bill The Wizard Pierce says:

    I’d say big Ian knows a little more about his buckeroos than he says, and yes I’d definitely say that DP are millionaires, If not, then definitely close!! Ciao Crazys BP

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