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Paicey has things to say

Ian Paice. Photo © 2007 Nick Soveiko, released under cc-by-sa-3.0.

Ian Paice recently was on the phone with a radio station down under and “singlehandedly busted about 7,000 stereotypes of a drummer”. Writing process both then and now, pros and cons of new technology, walking down the street, how long will Deep Purple continue, and why all his favorite drummers are dead — it’s all in the interview.

Listen to it or download it (mp3, 17MB).

Thanks to abc.net.ua for the info.

26 Comments to “Paicey has things to say”:

  1. 1
    Black Sheep says:

    It’s not relevant to this story but I didn’t know where else to write this but how come after almost a week nothing’s been said about the fact that Roger Glover’s not playing with the band?

    I’m sure Nick Fyffe is an able replacement but surely not to the extent that no one’s noticed Roger’s not there?

  2. 2
    George says:

    @ Black Sheep

    That’s fuckin’ huge news! I watched several videos on YouTube from the recent Greek tour and noticed that new guy with them but I thought he was just a special guest. WHERE IS ROGER???

  3. 3
    Max says:

    exactly : WHERE IS ROGER???

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    “Its so easy to record nowadays.”


    Enough said, for now…..

  5. 5
    Clabbie Clueless says:

    From what I’ve read Roger is with his wife who is currently hospitalized and that’s why thay have a replacement for him at the moment. I do hope she will get better soon and that Roger will get back playing with Purple.

  6. 6
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Roger is with his newly born baby.

  7. 7
    Randy says:

    According to DPAS, “family reasons.”

  8. 8
    a fan says:

    so, roger got new born baby and was/is with his family now… cheers

  9. 9
    Vincek says:

    The only substitute for Roger is Glenn!

  10. 10
    Bo says:

    This is not good. If it was a new positive thing there was no reason to keep a secret.
    Please update us all asap.
    I hope and cross fingers for good news very soon.

  11. 11
    Raziel666 says:

    @George & Black Sheep: as I said on the WhoCares topic, Roger’s wife was about to give birth to their baby those days, so Roger wasn’t able to be in Greece or Cyprus. I was told he will be back for the rest of the tour, so nothing to worry about.

  12. 12
    paul says:

    even rogerglover.com has not been updated since january…. WTF’s happening?, the fans should be told

  13. 13
    Mads Rud Larsen says:

    About the Roger thing…

    I’ve read that he’s not with them because some family things or something, but I think, he comes back in a short time. At least I hope so!

  14. 14
    George Martin says:

    According to Deep Purple.Net Roger’s absence is due to family reasons. I am hoping everything will be o.k. and he will be back in time for the North American tour. It’s been about 5 years since Purple’s toured the states and it would be a real bummer not to have Roger there.

  15. 15
    LG says:

    Found this on the DPAS site dated May 9, 2011:

    “Ex Jamiroquoi bassist Nick Fyffe has been standing in for Roger Glover at Deep Purple’s shows in Crete (6 May) and Cyprus (8 May). Fyffe has previously played with Jon Lord, and is something of a regular at the annual Sunflower Jam charity shows. Roger’s absence is apparently due to family reasons.”

  16. 16
    John says:

    Rumor has it that Roger has a new baby and Nick Fyffe is the temporary replacement bass player.

  17. 17
    Hiza says:

    Hold Your horses, friends. And for those eager to have this Mk. III reunion. Don´t hold Your breath waiting for that. Mr. Paice has himself told me about the facts why it never will happen. Or was it “Never Say Never” ? I´m sure there´s a reasonable fact for Mr. Glover´s absense right now. Take care, all of You.

  18. 18
    Chris says:

    He had to be back home ’cause he’s becoming …father (again). He’ll be back for the rest Greek dates.

  19. 19
    Black Sheep says:


    You’re right(sorry I didn’t see what you’d written on the other story), I just found it strange that his absence hadn’t been picked up on or reported on.

  20. 20
    Fireball says:

    Hey did you guys here that Roger Glover didn’t play in Greece. His wife is having a baby – and he left the tour for a short while.

  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Paicey also thinks there enough audiences for them still, so he experts them to pursue another 10 years.

    Ian at 75 screaming his way through HardLovin Man?!

  22. 22
    Eddie6string says:

    @12 the fans should be told

    I think there might be a ‘Super injunction’ out on anyone associated with the band from commenting on RG’s abscence. “Roger Who? – No Stinking Hippies here mate!”

    Either way – Roger does things everyday that he doesn’t tell us about! yes, really. It’s true.

    My only ‘Beef’ with something like this would be if I had bought a ticket & ‘Midge Ure’ ended up on guitar! (Those poor Thin Lizzy fans).

    Glenn Hughes is too good to be anyone else’s bass player!

    Best wishes to Roger & Family (Not Roger Chapman & ‘Family’) & may the Welsh water revive him well.

  23. 23
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I dont care if people go off thread from time to time but….

    Isnt this thread not about the Ian Paice interview?

    Nobody cares?

  24. 24
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    @23 purplepriest165,

    Nobody’s Perfect! :>



  25. 25
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 24

    My back is still aching and I m at home : (

  26. 26
    butttocks says:

    I don’t want to work, i want to bang on my drums all day…………… daa daa da.

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