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Bed and a book

Ian Gillan, London, Ontario, February 11, 2011; photo © Nick Soveiko cc-by-nc-sa

Ian Gillan was interviewed by The Guardian. The interesting tidbits (among the old anecdotes previously seen elsewhere) are that he is in touch with Blackmore:

Ritchie has nothing electronic in his house – no computers, no telephones, nothing like that. So he’s completely unreachable. But we do pass messages, and the atmosphere is quite good.

…and how he spends his time after a show these (pre-pandemic) days:

Bed and a book. I realised some years ago I had to radically change my lifestyle, because you can’t sustain it as you get older. When they stopped smoking in bars, that’s what did it for me, because I enjoyed a cigarette with my drink, just calming down and having a chat after the show with the guys. And then suddenly you couldn’t smoke, and I thought, ‘Good time to bin it, really.’ So I stopped going to the pub and I stopped drinking after the shows. Now I carry a kettle, a little mobile kettle, and I come back and have a cup of tea.

Read more in The Guardian.

Thanks to Hein Bierman for the info.

12 Comments to “Bed and a book”:

  1. 1
    Gray says:

    Oh, come on. Ritchie and Candice streamed several times during lockdown this spring — completely unreachable, with no phones?

  2. 2
    Kevin Staden says:

    ‘no computers’ really? How did he and Candice manage their in house lockdown broadcasts on youTube then? 😁

  3. 3
    Annie Smith says:

    I was wondering how she manages to Tweet everyday too.😄

  4. 4
    Lorenc says:

    I’ve seen Candice using her iPhone

  5. 5
    Mondrian says:

    Heard everything before in different interviews.

  6. 6
    Darren M Brock says:

    That’s a bit unfair, she thinks it’s singing 😉

  7. 7
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Gary @ Kevin @ 1 & 2
    STOP ATTACKING Ian Gillan on saying something that has been confirmed by other artists.
    Unless you want to attack Joe Lynn Turner for saying exactly the same.
    Peace and Love

  8. 8
    Arthur says:

    I don’t doubt that Ritchie does not possess a smart phone but Candice is regularly on social media and David Coverdale has talked about email exchanges with Ritchie. He’s probably just told Ian he doesn’t have anything though…..🤔

  9. 9
    Al says:

    Typical Gillan comment which needs to be taken with a barrel of salt. Great singer and lyric writer but sometimes shoots himself in the foot in interviews. Good to know he and Ritchie are at least comunicating amicably.

  10. 10
    Buttockss says:

    Nice to see them patch things up, before the Grim Reaper around the corner.

  11. 11
    Qbert says:

    “completely unreachable” is probably metaphorically spoken =)

  12. 12
    Nermina Mujezinovic Sutovic says:


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