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A live guy who does some studio work

Dan Shinder from Drum Talk TV did an in depth interview with Ian Paice while the band was in Las Vegas. The interview is just a hair short of a full one hour long, and quite understandably, a lot of dirt has been turned over in this time. There are nuggets in there for both the aspiring musicians and well seasoned fans.


Also, check out their photo album from the Vegas show on August 15:
Roger Glover, Las Vegas, Aug 15 2014; photo © JustAfan photography

Thanks to Yvonne and Dan Shinder for the info.

28 Comments to “A live guy who does some studio work”:

  1. 1
    LRT says:

    “Around The World Live” is a new release?!

  2. 2
    Steve Moran says:

    Deep Purple without Ritchie,is just not Deep Purple.

  3. 3
    Julian Woodward says:

    A discussion about Deep Purple without some idiot saying something like that is not a discussion about Deep Purple. 🙂

  4. 4
    Steve Moran says:

    Tough ,its my opinion,and Im as entitled to it,as you are entitled to yours.

  5. 5
    Mark Boonzaier says:

    I think when you follow a band your whole life, the sound and style of a musician becomes embedded thus making it dificult to accept a replacement.I’m on the fence as well.Sadest thing now is that great musicians are passing on, so we have to accept replacements anyway.

  6. 6
    Steve Moran says:

    I agree Mark,but I don’t think if Ritchie was in the band,we would have crap like Any Fule Kno That,Razzle Dazzle,Girls Like That,Whatsername,Doing It Tonight,or a totally pointless reworking that pales with the original calling it……Bludsucker. In my opinion,before I upset anyone else…..when a song is sounding quite good,it now seems to degenerate into some rhyming/almost rap type rubbish that is very annoying to me.Thousands of people like it I suppose,….I dont

  7. 7
    Amit Roy says:

    The band wouldn’t exist today if Blackmore was in it. Oxymoron, I know. Anybody that has followed the history of the band closely would agree with me. The band is bigger than just one guy. Steve has been in the band for 20 years and that is the sound of the band.

  8. 8
    Ricky Fritzinger says:

    Steve brought something to DEEP PURPLE that Ritchie never could, and that is not being an egotistical ass !!!

  9. 9
    al says:

    you have to be a musician first and then a drummer! great ! you never get tired of this guys!

  10. 10
    Milan says:

    Why is it everytime Paicey opens his mouth, the sound turns awful? The Interviewer sounds perfectly fine (as long he talks on his own) but everytime Paice talks or even breathes there is this irritating backround noise and the dynamic range drops drastically.

    Makes this (surely interesting) Interview diffcult to sit through for almost an hour.

  11. 11
    Ivica says:

    Incredible Ian Paice
    jazz style, sometimes funky, in a typical rock band, “killer groove”, between a thousand drummers, recognized
    My favorite
    “You Fool No One” / DP / and Hot Stuff / WS /
    Last drum work, “Body Line” fantastic rhythm section Paice-Glover
    shame that the song was not on the set list

  12. 12
    MacGregor says:

    A wonderful lengthy & ‘rare’ interview with Ian Paice, the consummate professional! Always talks positively about everyone & everything!
    Ricky @ 8 – your comment is a strange way of being negative. For the record, without the ‘ego’ you wouldn’t have a Deep Purple, period!
    Amit @ 7 – Another paradox? Who is ‘anybody’? Plenty would disagree with your comment, ‘the band wouldn’t exist today if Blackmore was in it’????????????? Cheers.

  13. 13
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Yes Mark @5..

    When you follow a band your whole life you get used to the sound and style. I have been following this band pretty much their whole existence. Their sound and style has changed along the whole way. Some of us go through the changes and evolve through it, enjoying and accepting what we can’t change. Some others stick in the narrow zone and can’t grasp the fact that what is…. IS. It’s All Purple. Many different Shades of it. Morse is and has been the Guitar Sound and Style of Deep Purple for over 20 years now. This is the band. They are Deep Purple as was MK3 and the rest. MK4 with Bolin was Deep Purple. Even MKJLT was Deep Purple. If we can swallow that one, MK8 is gravy.

    Steve @ 6….

    You are correct. If TMIB was in the band there wouldn’t be those songs you listed. But then, there also wouldn’t be “STIFLS”, “Ted the Mechanic”, “Evil Louie”, “Sun Goes Down”, “ROTD”, “Out of Hand”, “Wierdistan”, etc…… There are many songs throughout ALL of the MKS that don’t do it for some folks…. Big Deal. The Band of Today overall is still an incredible band and ISN’T the Band of OLD. They may be OLD but they are playing incredible music and still putting out some amazing records. Thankfully, with a very different Sound and Style. Otherwise it would get pretty monotonous and stale, don’t you think? Ritchie is still putting out music too. None of which would be on a Purple Album. But it’s still Ritchie. Need some Ritchie? Blackmore’s Night is calling……


  14. 14
    MacGregor says:

    Milan @10 – I don’t have any problem hearing Paice at all, however there is a ‘difference’ in the audio between both participants. This is a very clean interview compared to a few others that were undertaken months ago with Glover & Morse, in cafes, restaurants or backstage at rehearsals etc! The first thing I thought with this interview was, please be a ‘normal’ interview in regards to background noise pollution. It is a wonderful hour long moment with Paice! Cheers.

  15. 15
    MacGregor says:

    Talking of Ian Paice, a few days ago over at the Classic Rock site, there was an article in regards to a recent radio interview with him, that was about to be broadcast. In one section of the interview, there was talk about Paice being disappointed with Blackmore still not being a ‘friend’ after all these years, so to speak. He is open to TMIB reigniting that lost ‘friendship’ apparently, along those lines anyway! Cheers.

  16. 16
    John says:

    Right on Tracy!! Long live the Morse Era!!

  17. 17
    MacGregor says:


  18. 18
    al says:

    It is becoming annoying and childish,that some of the fans in here are ready to throw their two pennies and throw the band under the bus ,the current Deep Purple,aka Steve Morse era,and dismiss it as a non real Deep Purple era.Our friend Tracy said the best”It is all Deep Purple!
    I am shocked that how people would veer off the great enlightening interview by Mr Paice and just sing the same old tune of bashing the band.I,for one I’m not a musician,but I enjoyed so much this: I always wondered what separates great players from each other ? in such in depth and simple way and modesty Mr Paice nails it! It is all about the sould and heart and feeling it,then just a simple bashing at the skin.Sometimes,the best playing is the simple playing,going back to the basics!! great lesson .Thank you sir!

  19. 19
    Kasper Kjærsgaard says:

    An I the only one who finds it amusing that The Highway Star has chosen a picture of Roger to ilustrate an interview with Ian Paice?
    And I thank the Lord that Richie left the band!
    It gives us the opportunaty to still be able to see the band live!

  20. 20
    purplepriest1965 says:

    “I don’t think Ritchie’s changed – I just think he’s become a more concentrated version of himself through the years.”

    That one is so worn out.

    Btw, Paice have been spoting out a lot of dirty comments about Blackmore.

    Why would Ritchie want to be his friend?

  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:

    That one I took from mac Gregors link, btw 🙂

  22. 22
    Kidd Purple says:

    Al, you hit the nail on the head!

  23. 23
    Svante Axbacke says:

    What are those dirty comments?

  24. 24
    MacGregor says:

    pp @ 20 – what are you on about? I haven’t ever read or heard Paice talking ‘dirty’ comments as you put it. Not that I hear & read everything of course, but I doubt your assertions rings true! Maybe you could provide a few examples? Cheers.

  25. 25
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I cant believe you missed them Svante.

  26. 26
    purplepriest1965 says:

    One of the things he said was that he did not want to play with Blackmore again but he was unreliable.

    IThis thing he said not such a long time ago.

    Thats kinda odd, because Gillan has been the greates questionmark since 1984.

  27. 27
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Not BUT, but BECAUSE.


  28. 28
    RB says:

    Steve Moran: I’m not a big fan of Bananas or Rapture but Now What?! is a huge improvement. Despite the terrible spelling, Any Fule Kno That is a good song and Abandon is the last album that features a really good studio performance from Gillan (obviously just my opinion). If Ritchie had stayed with the band we have not have had ‘crap’ (your opinion) like the songs you mentioned. Instead we would had had a bored guitarist recycling his old riffs and a band about to split. At least Purple are happy, and even though they are no longer the same band I fell in love with I’m pleased that they are enjoying what they do, which they wouldn’t if Ritchie had stayed with them.

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