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Gillan about WhoCares

WhoCares, Out Of My Mind cover artwork; image courtesy of earMusic/edel

In anticipation of the May 6 release of the WhoCares single, Ian Gillan spoke to Armenia’s Mediamax:

– You wrote the song “Out of My Mind” right after visiting Armenia in October 2009. Can you please tell – how it happen? Who was “responsible” for what when writing this song?

– Well, normally…people like us who work with bands write the bits that we play.

In this case with “Out of My Mind” Tony presented the entire musical idea and I wrote what I sing over the top or along with it if you prefer. The second track of the WhoCares single “Holy Water” was a bit different as I wrote that with Steve Morris and Tony was gracious enough to play guitar on it.

Read more on mediamax.am.

Thanks to Ara Tadevosyan for the info.

9 Comments to “Gillan about WhoCares”:

  1. 1
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    A shame there is more inthuseasm here than with the actual Band he is head of……

    As I stated prior….NEW MARK in the wings….


  2. 2
    AndreA says:

    This summer will be published in a remastered edition of “Perfect Strangers” album by Deep Purple in 1984. The new edition, in addition to the remastered disc, with two other CDs, full of bonus material, interviews, outtakes and more.

  3. 3
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I m afraid this will be rather dissappointing.

    Tapes that cant be located?!

  4. 4
    Larry R. Toering says:


    Can you provide a link or a source for that information? For instance there does not exist any out-take besides ‘Cosmic Jazz’, unless things have changed. The interviews would likely be from the officially released Interview Album. As far as I know, after announcing he would be doing this project, Roger Glover later said the recordings are not lost or something. Sounds like you have new information?????

  5. 5
    Svante Axbacke says:

    People have for a long time talked about an PS outtake called RIIJR?

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    And what about the documentary that was shot around that time and never released? : (

  7. 7
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Okay, one more out-take, or tid bit if you will, does not make for such a project, besides what I said about Roger’s reports wasn’t a figment of my imagination. Don’t ask me how one day you find something in your closet and the next day it’s lost, but that appears to be the case at this point. The project has been called off, whether there is enough bonus material to justify it or not. We all know Son Of Alerik was filmed as it was recorded, but any bonus material, audio or video with Ritchie Blackmore on it has to have his permission, and it all started with these anniversary editions, leading to suing them for the Bootleg Box Sets. It was then written that they are not to release material including him without his permission. So at the very least Ritche would have to be involved to that extent, and that is a fact according to court documents.

    @Priest, you can lay that one down to rest forever. The documentary you are talking about turned into Pioneers Of Heavy Metal, sorry to disappoint you, but that is another fact. However, there is likely a boat load of private footage from the reunion years, but they say it’s Bruce’s material, and since the management has to be careful about what they release that includes Ritchie Blackmore, I would’nt ever count on seeing it for sale. If any of it surfaces via any other way, well that would be just fine too, after all, this only pertains to sales merchandise. Bruce could unleash it for free, but he would still be taking a risk, so interesting him in doing it is not likely. Just to explore some of the possibility.

    I’m glad to report that the promo for ‘Who Cares’ has arrived and it’s great stuff. Holy Water is worth the whole thing. Fantastic number. Out Of My Mind is a bit of a grower but not much to really rave about though. The video helps but Holy Water is still a much better track. All in all it’s very good, I think people will like it.

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    Bill The Wizard Pierce says:

    Hey Tracy, Bill here, what are you saying? new Mk in the making? is someone leaving? whats up? I know you seem to have more of an inside track on DP than I, as I’ve probably got a little bit more inside info with the Snake. Tell me more.

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    DARKEST PURPLE please : )

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