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Stay true to your heart

Deep Purple have a couple of dates booked in India in December (with one of them having been already cancelled). Ian Paice was interviewed by Times Now via Zoom, and this resulted in a long form conversation. Paicey is a fabulous storyteller and makes even the story of the gambling house burning down sound fascinating.

Head over to Times Now to watch it.

11 Comments to “Stay true to your heart”:

  1. 1
    mike whiteley says:

    Ahh,Paicey. A relaxed,engaging storyteller,indeed. I hope he writes a memoir one day.
    If a new Purple album happens.well,that would be great too.
    Since this is December,Merry Christmas to all who gather at The Highway Star.
    I wish everyone the best of health and peace of mind in 2024.

  2. 2
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    A Memoir of a Swinging Drummer! That would be great, indeed. Has anyone here have any knowledge of what is the situation with Ian Gillan’s novel Middlesex? I remember him completing writing the book several years ago. And also, does anyone know anything about Roger’s memoir he has been writing for years and years (if not decades).

  3. 3
    MacGregor says:

    Another wonderful interview with Mr Paice, thank you for that. I am not surprised by his comment regarding missing Jon Lord & Ritchie from those days. They were the magicians that he liked to stir the cauldron with & Blackmore wore that hat for a reason. The Stuttgart concert from 1993 is a belter indeed & Ian Paice stands & applauds the band after the rollicking Anya song I think it was. Such was the passion & delivery of that band with Blackmore & Lord firing each other up. After Jon Lord retired that ended that off the cuff style in many ways. No slant on Don Airey at all as he is a masterful keyboard player indeed & the one to fill the vacancy. Jon Lord on the Hammond etc, what a loss he is.
    Paice’s Whitesnake comment was true to himself & the stand, well sit & deliver attitude, I love it. Forget all the bells & whistles, a true musician doesn’t need to prance about the place like a big girls blouse ala ole Cov’s & many others. Just playing your instrument & the music as best you can, wonderful to hear him say that. I can hear the comment that Whitesnake ended up with the ‘barbarian at the gates’ then & yes Cozy did put on a show of sorts, especially his 1812 Overture solo, but even he told ole Cov’s where to get off in the end. All that ‘showbiz crap’ I loathe.
    The lady interviewing here was genuine, not barging in & taking over etc. Nice & quiet & respectful & passionate, kudos to her. Cheers.

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Great interview, Little Ian has established himself as the greatest living DP raconteur – as good as Jon was, but without the (charming) stammer the latter fell into when he rushed things.

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    Rock Voorne says:

    @ 2 I suppose the title was Wessex?

  6. 6
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    @5. Yes, you’re right, my mistake, the novel is titled Wessex, of course. Does anyone here know anything about it? Is it supposed to be come out some day (ever)?

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    mike whiteley says:

    Wessex never gets mentioned anymore,much like Fire In The Sky.
    Seems both books have been forgotten.

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    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    @7 Fire In The Sky seems to be still in the pipeline. It is in the “forthcoming” section in the publisher’s (Easy on the Eye) web site.

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    And what exactly happened to those Burn candle recreations (from the original artist) Simon promised us all?! :mrgreen:

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    mike whiteley says:

    @8-I suspect the website needs an update.
    I pre-ordered ( and paid for ) this book back in Sept, 2019.It had a December publication date. 4 years later,I’ve given up on it. Got a refund a long time ago.

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    It‘s supposed to be in the mail according to a message I received.

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