[hand] [face]
The Original Deep Purple Web Pages
The Highway Star

No songs, but plenty of music

Ian Gillan; photo © Jim Rakete; image courtesy of kayos ProductionsGreek blog Rock Overdose interviewed Ian Gillan and posted the proceedings. His answers sound like he wasn’t completely enthusiastic about the questions, but here’s what he had to say about the current state of the new album:

We don’t have any plans worth talking about yet, but at the same time yes we are in process. We have had two writing sessions already but there is not a single song. However there is plenty of music.

He also confirmed that Bob Ezrin will be producing the next album as well.

Read more on Rock Overdose.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

19 Comments to “No songs, but plenty of music”:

  1. 1
    Les Hedger says:

    I, and most DP fans, could have asked better questions.

  2. 2
    al says:

    Ian comes across a little bit as a jerk…and clearly is annoyed by questions.I mean they are obvious questions that he answered like 100 times,but still….Razzle Dazzle?! Really Ian? Flight of The Rat ,yes I love to hear that one being played live.

  3. 3
    John Michael Trott says:

    Well let hope the new album will be better than the last pile of shite

  4. 4
    Brad DeMoranville says:

    I think the last pile of shite was excellent.

  5. 5
    Kazz Matazz says:

    Dont worry..they hv all the time in the world.

  6. 6
    George Martin says:

    Here’s the deal, each member picks one song that they never play and they do it on this next tour. In the interview Ian said he would like to play Razzle Dazzle and Roger would like to play Flight Of The Rat. So let the others each pick one. Might I suggest, Smooth Dancer, Sun Goes Down and Out Of Hand?

  7. 7
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Great suggestions GM @ 6. The last 2 especially. 😉

  8. 8
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    #2 Al

    I know what you mean! Razzle Dazzle is one of those embarrassingly bad songs I wish Purple had never done.

  9. 9
    al says:

    @ 3

    I think you should go unplug your ears and stop pulling stupid things out of your arse.The album was excellent,and better than every other shite out there.

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

    Here we go again….. (and again and again and again……). At #2 and 8. Really? You are going head to head with Ian Gillan with your gripe of what He or anybody else feels is their favorite song? So, Jesus Christ Superstar himself has it All Wrong when he states his favorite Purple Song?

    Nuff Said here.

    Ian, I may not agree with your favorites, but I understand….. Kind of like OJ Simpson and his hacking up his wife. I may not agree with what he did, but after finding out she was hanging out with a pretty boy while married… I understand. Razzle Dazzle!!!!!! 😉


  11. 11
    al says:

    Tracy dude,Razzle Dazzle! lol cmon dude, that song could be in any album of Gillan solo,but as a favorite Deep Purple song to be played over tens of great other songs out there! I mean so be it,he likes,I hope he doesn’t sing it Live anytime soon ! lol


  12. 12
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    #10: You’re reading entirely too much into my comment. You’re entitled to your opinion, and I’m allowed to think it’s a crap song.

    Also, you’re OJ reference is pretty baked.

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

    I welcome it. Better than Farmers Daughter…. but then again, MHO. Every Man has his likes and dislikes.


  14. 14
    Jeff Summers says:

    Don’t forget, IG has also stated that he didn’t Like the tone of his voice in the early days and therefore changed it… Dazzle Dazzle? I think not!

  15. 15
    Joey says:

    I would also love to hear Flight of the Rat live, and I have no problem with Razzle Dazzle. I thought Bananas was a good album. I also would like to see the band reintroduce The Battle Rages On to their setlist. Also , they have neglected lp’s like Who Do We Think We Are, Purpendicular and Rapture of the Deep not to mention Now What ?! Want to see a different setlist, not the same show 3 times in last year and a half

  16. 16
    Scott W. says:

    Raz Daz is my all time least fave DP song. I was embarrased to be a fan when I heard it, thats MY opinion, yours may vary.

  17. 17
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    BJ @ 12,

    Not sure what I read other than what you wrote. Gillan seems to love Razzle Dazzle. As much as you respect his opinion, I respect yours. Pretty simple. As for my OJ comment, I presume your description of it being ‘Baked’ meant ‘Well Done’? 😉

  18. 18
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    al @11,

    I’ll take hearing Razzle Dazzle Live over Highway Star, Smoke on the Water, or Woman From Tokyo for the last 1000 times any day. Really? If you were at a Purple concert and they decided to play something different like Razzle Dazzle you wouldn’t enjoy it? Really? Come on bro. Who Do You Thing You Are Kidding????

  19. 19
    ltia says:

    Funny how Ian tends to like less popular Purple songs. Razzle Dazzle was one of my least favourite songs of the otherwise excellent Bananas* plus he’s always said he’s a big fan on One Man’s Meat.

    Flight of The Rat is kind of obvious, but I’m one of the people who would like to see more Morse songs in the set. Everyone who’s been to a show knows how the place erupts when they play anything from MIJ, but a bit more of a compromise to acknowledge that they have been creatively firing on 8 cylinders for the last 20 years (particularly Purpendicular and Now What?) would be nice.

    * – the album is excellent, not the face palm title, doh!

Add a comment:

Preview no longer available -- once you press Post, that's it. All comments are subject to moderation policy.

||||Unauthorized copying, while sometimes necessary, is never as good as the real thing
© 1993-2023 The Highway Star and contributors
Posts, Calendar and Comments RSS feeds for The Highway Star