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Have seen the world but haven’t

Ian Paice in Kingston, Canada, Feb 9, 2012; photo © Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Ahead of the gig on the island on December 3, Ian Paice was interviewed by the Times of Malta.

For legendary drummer Ian Paice, performing now is just as enjoyable as it has always been.

“Oh, it’s always fun,” he said, speaking from his hotel room in Poland while on the road with Purpendicular, the Deep Purple tribute band which enjoys regular collaboration with Paice.

“Performing is important to me for two reasons: I always enjoy playing and [Deep] Purple won’t be doing any serious touring till late spring next year. So, I go out and I keep playing. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to 20 or 20,000 people, you have to have the same discipline,” Paice said.

“When I play with [Perpendicular founder] Robby and the boys, they’re doing me a great favour letting me keep my chops up,” he said, revealing a humility which belies the magnitude of his world-striding career.

Read more in the Times of Malta.

3 Comments to “Have seen the world but haven’t”:

  1. 1
    Gregster says:


    Good article, & even better that Ian sees hope in the musicians of the future, once they lose their interests in MTV & computers etc etc.

    I couldn’t agree more lol !

    Have a great tour Mr.Paice, & a safe festive season into 2024 !

    Peace !

  2. 2
    George Martin says:

    Deep Purple touring starts late spring next year. Can’t wait!

  3. 3
    hassan nikfarjam says:

    A true gentlemam. A great drummer.

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