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Era of peace

Roger Glover; Photo © 2005 Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Jerusalem Post has an interview with Roger Glover promoting the band’s gigs in Israel that take place in late May. Yes, gigs — in addition to the twice rescheduled because of the pandemic gig in Tel-Aviv, there was a second date added recently in Jerusalem. These two dates signal the resuming of touring in earnest that will take the band a better part of the remaining year.

Roger spoke about how he started listening to the music, how he joined the band, and all the way to the recent developments.

The first 10 years of my life, all that was on the radio was horrible music, to my ears anyway. Then skiffle happened, this very homemade raucous kind of music that you could make with acoustic guitars and hit just about anything for percussion. It was so animated and it set me alight. And soon after was this tsunami of great music from Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Eddie Cochrane. I loved it.

Maturity may have something to do with longevity, but it all depends on the personalities in the band. Some bands are volatile and others are calm. For us, Steve Morse brought an era of peace to the band. When he joined, we decided we weren’t going to be led by anyone. We were a band of five members, all of them equal leaders. So there’s no jealousy and no motives for any arguments.

Read more in Jerusalem Post.

6 Comments to “Era of peace”:

  1. 1
    Rock Voorne says:

    Nice article though I wonder why the writer is thinking about MachineHead and breakthrough for the first year after Gillan and Glover joined.

    Appearantly they will get a letter from Roger Waters not to play Israel but hey thats a hypocrite, playing shows in China and Russia for example and ofcourse the USA.

    Will DP tour Russia?
    I read they once befriended Medvevev and others there but now distanced themselves.
    Its a weird world, as if Zelensly and friends are good company….

  2. 2
    Rev. Harry Longfallis says:

    DP has said they’ll never tour Russia again. Don has even asked one of the plutocrats to return an autograph given a few decades back.

  3. 3
    kraatzy says:

    Policy is crazy
    … what about the russian fans …
    At this time, they had no chance to see and hear the band live after that.
    (Only) because Mr.PUTIN makes this war.

    This is sad


  4. 4
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Yes, I deleted some comments. As always with politics, things immediately went out of hand.

    “And another thing I won’t discuss is religion. It always causes a fight.”

  5. 5
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Hey, it’s “reeeeeeeeeee-ligion”, Svante! ; – ) That and “no, not swimming, wimmin’, wiiihiiimmin’!”.

    Gillan lyrics are just classy.

  6. 6
    Mark Guscin says:

    Uew Hornung, No. 5, that’s EXACTLY what I was going to say – you beat me to it! I just love the way Ian sings REEEEEligion.

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