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Ian & Ian on BBC

Ian Gillan; photo © Jim Rakete; image courtesy of kayos ProductionsSteve Morse; photo © Jim Rakete; image courtesy of kayos ProductionsIan Gillan and Ian Paice are scheduled to be the studio interview guests on Later… With Jools Holland next week. The show goes out live on Tuesday, May 14th on BBC2, is repeated in a slightly longer version the Friday after, and also available to view online on the BBC iPlayer.

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16 Comments to “Ian & Ian on BBC”:

  1. 1
    Steve Marshall says:

    They should play on there!

  2. 2
    Alberto Gatti says:

    genio de mi vida!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 3
    Dom says:

    Intrigued how the repeat could be an extended version of the ‘live’ interview. Can’t wait whatever the case!!

  4. 4
    paul anderson says:

    bout time they played on there, Ian Paice has been on there before with Paul McCartney

  5. 5
    RikUK says:

    About time but on this show i’d have expected them to perform!! A cross section of bands stand in a circle in the studio and take turns to perform, a perfect platform for Purple! No doubt there will be the obligatory film clip.

    If my memory is correct Purple last performed on UK TV back in 1998 on Ch4’s Breakfast show…nice clip…


  6. 6
    Jim says:

    Can’t wait to see this one. Hopefully Jools will ask some real questions as opposed to the dribble he usually regurgitates.

  7. 7
    cnosni says:

    I didnt think Purple were the type of band for this show,there seems to be a certain amount of musical snobbery that surrounds the show,well at least thats how it appears to me.
    Good to see them on it though,never forget that Andy Kershaw on Old Grey Whistle test having a go at Big Ian and Lordy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRq77NumqkU

    Saw him a few years later on the train (Kershaw) and i told him what i thought of him.

  8. 8
    paul anderson says:

    and i really need to sort out my Dyslexia!! i thought they had commented on Black County Communion lol

  9. 9
    stormin says:

    What a car crash!Holland asked stupid questions to which IG gave stupid answers?!
    They did promise to come back and play though,not Possible this time because the”Banjo player is in America and Rog is having a op in Switzerland”

  10. 10
    Rascal says:

    Good news & bad news about this:-

    Good news is – if you haven’t seen it, you haven’t missed a thing

    Bad news is – it was crap

    Jools Holland (man void of a sense of humour) was more interested in the ?! graphic on the album cover than actually conducting a sensible interview about the music on it. It lasted a couple of minutes, interrupted with a clip of DP on Top Of The Tops circa 1970! Gillan looked uncomfortable, and IP didn’t get the chance to say more than a couple of words.

    Considering this is essentially a British band on a British (albeit BBC) show – it was awful, almost embarrassing.

  11. 11
    Jim says:

    Seems only people living in the UK can actually watch this on line, which too bad. We get the Jools Holland show here in Canada on TV but they are old episodes. I guess I’ll have to wait about 4-5 years before I can actually see the two Ian’s being interviewed. Booo to the BBC.

  12. 12
    Claus says:

    Hi Jim,
    first of all, I was also disappointed that i cannot watch it here; then I found a solution and it worked perfectly:
    Greets from Germany

  13. 13
    Alan says:

    Agree with t a lot of the above. Jools’ quesitnes were silly and Gillan perhaps responded in that way too. Hardly the respect they deserve. Paicey barely got a look in. Cue usual video tape of TOTP and that’s it… I suppose we have to be happy in a week in which Ian and Ian and DC were on the BBC.

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    The snobbery.
    I feel the same when I look at this show/presenter.

    The show also has a bad history, or should I say none?, regarding DP people.

    They should have stayed home.

    Emberassing indeed.

  15. 15
    stormin says:

    Hi Again,just watched the friday repeat and it’s a completely different interview which is actually about music ,The current CD, Studio video clip and dear old Jon,A much better watch all around,for those who watched Tuesdays car crash,well worth catching

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    David Sanderson says:

    @15, I just got around to watching the friday repeat, not a fan of Jools Holland personally but he is an accomplished musician and he obviously respected Jon Lord, he did go on a bit about ‘Smoke on the water’ and the album cover but it was good to see a clip of a recording session and to see DP on national TV in a reasonably conducted interview.

    @7, Remember watching that, Andy Kershaw seemed fixated with how much money DP were making rather than talking about the album, not sure what he was trying to achieve but he managed to ruin the interview. I quite like Andy Kershaw, he introduced a lot of people to a lot of rare music in the pre internet days but he was provocative in this clip, Ian and Jon did well not to rise to the bait.

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