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One Eye on Planet Rock

Ian Gillan, One Eye To Morocco promo photo; image courtesy of Jess! PR.

Gillan did another radio appearance on the weekend, this time on Planet Rock in the UK. We apologise that we have not been able to give you an advance notice. The show will be repeated on Tuesday, March 31, at 6 p.m.

We’ve got a couple of great features this weekend, starting on Saturday when Ian Gillan drops into the studio for My Planet Rocks

Tune in to hear Ian talk about his new album One Eye To Morocco, about his time in Deep Purple and their upcoming tour and of course the music that influenced him in the early days.

My Planet Rocks is on Saturday at 6pm, and repeated on Tuesday at 6pm.

Thanks to Doug A for the info.

34 Comments to “One Eye on Planet Rock”:

  1. 1
    marcinn says:

    I was able to hear the entire programm. It featured some of the tracks form his new album, and he listed some of the songs which have had and still have a particular influence on him as s musician, writer and human being. Pretty interesting interview, sadly only 30 minutes with Ian. Hope to hear more on Rockline.

  2. 2
    Gillan89 says:

    I have recordered it. It was fantastic absolutely wonderful to listen historic segments of Ian’s personal life.
    And it’s astonishing fact that he remembers it all after all these years. He also chosed his all time favorites from 60’s and later. Songs that influenced him the most. For me it was one of the best interviews with him and one of the most emotional. I’ll suggest everyone to listen the rerun of the show on tuesday. And here is the set list of all the songs that were included on the show.

    1. No Lotion For That (from One Eye to Morocco)
    2. Cliff Bennet – One Way Love
    3. Small Faces – Lazy Sunday Afternoon
    4. Rolling Stones – Come On
    5. The Beatles – Love Me Do
    6. Ronnie James Dio – Love Is All (From Butterfly Ball)
    7. Jimi Hendrix – Wind Cries Mary
    8. Deep Purple – Speed King
    9. Deep Purple – Razzle Dazzle
    10. Deal With It (from One Eye…)

    And he talks about last song, because that one’s also a true story, very interesting !

  3. 3
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I must admit I m not a genius on the computer but…..

    Why on earth is it that we live for years now in a gloabal society with the world wide web and STILL have problems listening to things we want to hear?!

    Every time I try to listen to certain shows it seems necessary, appearantly, that I should be a UK resident, or lie about my zipcode or fill in again the zillionth form with registration stuff.



  4. 4
    Gillan89 says:

    I agree purplepriest.
    I’m also not UK citizen so i also have problems with that, but with planet rock it’s different.
    I’m very satisfied with listening Planet Rock on the internet. Here is a direct link, just click on that and it will directly open your windows media player and Planet Rock will Rock 🙂

    Here you go, enjoy!


  5. 5
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Never register your personal information or download software just to play something that intices you.

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 4

    I started with the link
    It asked, I hate that, if I want to read or install it.
    OPSLAAN? It says in Dutch.
    I m not sure right now how to translate that.
    Maybe itsnot install but…..?

    So there ya go…..

    And like it often does, it goes somewhere on my pc but I do not know where….

    Maybe certain clever people could do something about these practices?
    You know who you are….

  7. 7
    ormandy says:

    9. Deep Purple – Razzle Dazzle

    Yes!!! A great little throwaway.

  8. 8
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Indeed… “I’m Working On My Thinking And I’m Thinking It’s Improving”

  9. 9
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    “What Are We Doing Heeeerrrreeeee”…..

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hey, finally coming to your senses?

    Cheers and goodnight.

  11. 11
    Crimson Ghost says:

    “Nobody Remembers”

  12. 12
    Joanna says:

    Hi, Purplepriest, I’m afraid the larger web, the more problems… How much trash there is, completely useless. I even don’t try to get in any show…

  13. 13
    Joanna says:

    By the way, the more new pics I see, the angrier I become.

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 11

    I remember I was talking to Tracy

    @ 12


    What about the pics?

    Do you mean you are one of those who resent his short hair?

    In the last interview I read he said that he used to be a rebel, ….., and that it was that why he used to have long hair.

    Should that imply he says he has grown up?
    Adapted to society rules?
    Has become a member of the establishment, and still making music but more and more for fun and money instead of an authentic DRIVE?

  15. 15
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Priest, he was continuing the run of lyrics from Razzle Dazzle in case you missed it. We were jib jabbin’ (just made that up, but it seemed like the proper term at the moment)…

    Joanna: I must admit…..I miss Ian’s hair. Old or not, he looks better with it. He began letting it grow again around the time of “Live 8” and I was ever so happy. Then the next time I see him, he cut it again. Grow it Back Ian……(Priest don’t start..he he he).


  16. 16
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 15

    Yep, went the wrong path….
    I already sensed something like that but…..was too LAZY to check that.

    Although I prefer Bananas to ABANDON and ROTD and think it has some good tracks this one is not exactly it.
    I prefer to skip it, play Sun goes down, Silver tongue, Bananas, Doing it tonight and sometimes House of pain….

  17. 17
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Btw, I do not really mind if people wear short or long hair
    Everyone should do as they please
    My personal taste is that most people look better with longer hair, it often compensates the basis, hehehe

    I never let grow MY HAIR to say I m a rebel,just like and liked having long hair, never thought of making a point or statement with it.

    Although my parents were shocked and thinking they had a hippie in the house and even said I looked like an native Americain…..wtf is wrong with that I wondered….,I insisted
    I wanted to resemble Ian Gillan, DC or Robert Plant, so In a way I m making up for Ians short hair?

    Because I do a lot of sports I should trim it very short but I tend to leave it like it is.

  18. 18
    Crimson Ghost says:

    You couldn’t be more lost concerning my last post, it doesn’t get any funnier than your reply!

    One flew way over the head?

  19. 19
    Crimson Ghost says:

    You don’t sing with your hair, period! Try wrapping the old noodle around that.

  20. 20
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Yeah Priest,

    Agree with you on Razzle. Not one of the faves but then, there are many from all MK albums that I click past. One thing I would like you to do is make a CD of your favorite tracks from MK7 and MK8. Put them in mixed order. CRANK IT UP!!!! Amazing what a Great CD you will come up with. I made 2 because there were too many for one. I selected the same amount from each album. Seriously, for any of you out there who haven’t done this, it’s a great way to enjoy Present Purple and will suprise you at how well present Purple stacks up to Old Purple…

    The Hair thing….
    I’ve had long hair since I was around 13, when my father finally conceded and allowed me to let it grow…..
    I just preferred it that way and is still that way. Thinner unfortunately but still long (what’s left of it). I had to cut it when I was first hired with the Fire Department and was in training. But as soon as I graduated, I never cut it again and eventually had to tie it up and keep it under my hat, or make a little round bun behind my head. That went on for 25 years until I retired in 2003. Everyone thought I was a stoner and would approach me, trying to score some dope. I never fell into the drug thing. I was too busy listening to music, going to concerts, hunting and fishing with my dad and friends. I centered myself around same types and we had great times growing up doing everything together. Cracked open brews and threw back tons of whiskey…
    People ask me if I drink any more…..I always answer one of 2 ways….”No not any more…..not any less either”..or..”I’d have to drink less in order to drink more”.

    So on that note…’Drink Up Shriners…..”


  21. 21
    Crimson Ghost says:


  22. 22
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 19

    Maybe singing with a moustache works better?
    Your pic reminded me vaguely of Freddy Mercury.

  23. 23
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Hahaha, funny!
    Never heard that one, but it is very funny.

    It looks a little better these days, but it was long once upon a time, once was probably enough, sadly.

    But aren’t we talking about Ian and facts?

  24. 24
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Nope, we are not talking.

  25. 25
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Suit yourself, I guess you aren’t onto figure of speech yet.

  26. 26
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I m just taking some time to unwind

  27. 27
    Crimson Ghost says:

    When you’re done relaxing, figure of speech will still be awaiting you to master it’s complexity.

  28. 28
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I dont long for it.

    I know by now that you re a hard headed man and, no matter what, want to have your final say……

  29. 29
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Not at all, just a positively enthusiastic man that is very well shielded against expression of the miserable. I’d rather read from that of adults who can handle reality more positively.

  30. 30
    David Sanderson says:

    I listened to the show, I love IG’s quirky humour, if you’ve ever read the Q and A’s on his website, please tell me if he’s serious or joking. I remember when he and Roger did the ‘Friday Rock show’ in place of Tommy Vance (bless his soul), they played some great tracks, happy days indeed, having to rush home from the pub and bang a couple of tapes in the old Hitachi stereo to listen to it sober, people complain about radio shows on the internet…jeez, I can recall having to go to work on monday mornings asking if anyone had a recording of Vancies show and during my hard up days having to crane my neck at strange angles to listen to casettes of ‘in rock’ on a £5 personal stereo in case the signal cut out, I first heard DP properly through Tommy Vance and I still call them my favourite band all these years later.

  31. 31
    David Sanderson says:

    By the way, Marcinn, I am trying my best to plug DP and all things associated to my Polish mates, usually it involves getting them to down the odd beer or two and slipping a CD into the hi fi when they’ve had a couple or more, often they ask ‘who is this’ and I’m in my element…all royalties gratefully accepted.

  32. 32
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Actually it is harder being the ‘Last Word’ person in a true discussion. The Last Word would be….Yeah, I get it. You are right or I just refuse to try and understand your point so F..k off!!

    That is the real Last Word and the True one……but rarely uttered by anyone…due to the lack of reason….or concern for anything but their little bubble…


  33. 33
    Crimson Ghost says:

    …yours too!


  34. 34
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    I don’t think you got my point CG…..think outside the Bubble….he he he

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