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Dubai press conference

Deep Purple at a press conference in Dubai, February 2013; Photo © Explorer Publishing

Deep Purple gave a press conference in Dubai ahead of the first show of the tour. Looks like everybody had a lot of fun, however only Ian Gillan’s answers were published.

On the favourite song to perform:

No. The show is an entity and it goes from one thing to another. They all have dynamics, and if you had a favourite, song, the rest would become less important. They are all important and they all present different challenges. It’s quite important to realise the joy of performing embraces in part the joy of listening, so an awful lot of my enjoyment comes from what the other guys in the band do. I like that awesome identity that Purple has. You’re a very small part of that. I get off on what the other guys do. Sometimes on certain evenings, a slow song, like Maybe I’m A Leo, because the groove is perfect and it’s the most understated song of the whole evening, will be my favourite. It changes.

I think the songs that we do present different personal feelings. So ok if you want me to choose one, Maybe I’m A Leo is my favourite. Mind you if you ask me tomorrow I’ll give you a different answer.

Read more in Gulf News. Watch the slightly expanded version. And check out the photo coverage.

Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

15 Comments to “Dubai press conference”:

  1. 1
    Robert says:

    Steven?? next to Ian Gillian and Roger Grover…. Nice to see him too!

  2. 2
    Buttockss says:

    You’re an awsome man ian, and i get off on you…….. now that dosen’t sound gay or should it?

  3. 3
    nzbiker says:

    They are playing here in NZ tommorrow and I can’t bloody get there due to it being a Sunday 🙁

  4. 4
    Grzes says:

    Furthermore, there is DONALD Airey :-).

  5. 5
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:



  6. 6
    Marije says:

    Robert, Steven is actually his correct first name 😉 Steven J. Morse 😉

  7. 7
    Eddie6string says:

    And our favourite song for the band to play ……… is the next one!!!

  8. 8
    LRT says:


    No less gay one might suppose than referring to yourself as “bottocks.”

  9. 9
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Some more interview stuff :


  10. 10
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Hey Priest…

    It’s obvious Sir Gillan has been paying attenion. Good for him. And they say an ‘old dog’ can’t learn new tricks….better lait than never.

    Thanks for listening to some good advice Mr. Universe..


  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I hope you are not referring to his clothes at the pressconference.
    He reminds me of my stepmother when she was about his his age : (

  12. 12
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Really? She was at a a press conference when she was his age???? Cool.


  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    No, she was wearing this grannies outfit.

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

    Well I would hope so. Thank goodness she wasn’t nude…..


  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    No, we can expect that from Ian and Bron : )

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