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It’s not gonna be a country record

Ian Gillan, London, Ontario; February 11, 2012; photo © Nick Soveiko cc-by-nc-sa

Ian Gillan did an interview for Michigan radio station WJRW. They have talked about the new album, the Ron’n’Roll Hall of Fame induction, the late Jon Lord, Jesus Christ Superstar, and some other things. You can listen to the interview online.

Thanks to James Gemmell for the info.

16 Comments to “It’s not gonna be a country record”:

  1. 1
    Micalonues says:

    Wonderful and warm interview. Thanks for the link.

  2. 2
    kraatzy says:

    Wow, thats very cool and I am very relieved, that it will be NOT a country (music) record

    Can’t wait till spring 2013 …



  3. 3
    buttockss says:

    Would like to hear a country album only if it was like done the way they did “anyone’s daughter” and ritchie did all the chicken riffs.

  4. 4
    stoffer says:

    Nice interview, Gillan was indeed on his game and the radio personalities were not “all about Machine Head or SOTW” they (or at least Jim knew their facts about DP), IG even had nice things to say about Ritchie and the RnR HOF. I can’t wait for the new LP I think it could be outstanding.

  5. 5
    21BLACK says:

    Especially nice when the interviewer appreciates and is knowledgable about all things Deep Purple.

  6. 6
    Phil says:

    Very good interview. Very relaxed dude.
    Can’t wait for the new songs live in New Zealand 24th February. They are touring with Journey

  7. 7
    LRT says:

    Good one, James Born Again tour hater and JLT lover. lol Seriously, top marks!

  8. 8
    rik says:

    Thought i’d vote in the RARHOF and as voting stands Purple will get in easy, second to Rush …Five bands get to be accepted.

    I wasn’t going to vote but then it would be nice for them to be acknowledged, just as a historic event.

  9. 9
    James says:

    Quite interesting that Gillan is still making big smile to Ritchie Blackmore after 19 years of Blackmore’s quit from the Band .

  10. 10
    Jim Murphy says:

    Ian Gillan MBE? Ritchie Blackmore must be lovin that!!!!!

  11. 11
    Ron says:

    Seems Purple will show up at the induction ceremony. I checked the HOF site and it looks like Purple, if /when iducted will include……Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice, Evans, Simpter, Coverdale and Hughes. That is my take on their notes about nominating Purple. I hope Morse is inducted as well. If Purple make it, I think they will show up along with, Coverdale, Hughes, and maybe guys like Malsteem, Metalica, Satriani, Vai.

  12. 12
    Victor says:

    Very nice interview! Indeed, it is much nicer when the interviewer is knowledgable about his subject matter. Great job!

  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 11

    ” and maybe guys like Malsteem, Metalica, Satriani, Vai.”


  14. 14
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Priest @13,

    Don’t be such a narrow mind. I can only imagine that ‘Ron’ is expecting those folks he mentioned to show up and give their appreciation to Purple. They have all expressed it in the past and it would be fitting that they attend and even perform their appreciation on stage. Man, can you imagine a conglomerate band of that magnitude doing “Space Truckin’?” Apparently you don’t get the format of the ‘induction’. Do they air it in your ‘cave’ of a country?


  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I suppose you will be happy then to see JLT with them in the Hall?

  16. 16
    James Steven Gemmell says:

    Here is the link to the interview I did with Ian Gillan: clyp.it/akc4ovdy

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