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Ever wondered what Ian Gillan did during those super-long Ritchie Blackmore solos?: ‘It was his personal orgy’

Ever wondered what Ian Gillan did during those super-long Ritchie Blackmore solos?: ‘It was his personal orgy’

Deep Purple has always been known for its explorative improvisational journeys, something that led frontman Ian Gillan to a hilarious distraction.

Ian Gillan expounds on his shocking split with Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I didn’t want Deep Purple to be that way’

Ian Gillan expounds on his shocking split with Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I didn’t want Deep Purple to be that way’

Deep Purple’s stunning breakup with founding guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was about more than personality clashes, Ian Gillan says.

Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s legendary lineup changes: ‘Our career was decided by tantrums’

Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s legendary lineup changes: ‘Our career was decided by tantrums’

Deep Purple’s comings and goings have long provided gossip fodder, but Ian Gillan says there’s often been a very simple explanation for all of it.

Inside Deep Purple’s unique collaborative relationship with Ian Gillan: ‘We have a weird dynamic, but it works’

Inside Deep Purple’s unique collaborative relationship with Ian Gillan: ‘We have a weird dynamic, but it works’

Even after more than two decades with Deep Purple, Steve Morse is still a bit mystified by Ian Gillan’s creative process.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren

Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren and Mike Bloomfield highlight Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 list of reissues, box sets and live releases.

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

“At the risk of sounding boring,” Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says, “we haven’t changed our ethos since 1969.”

Ian Gillan talks about Don Airey’s impact on Deep Purple: ‘It gave us another lift’

Ian Gillan talks about Don Airey’s impact on Deep Purple: ‘It gave us another lift’

Long-time frontman Ian Gillan says Deep Purple’s recent resurgence was keyed in part by the arrival of Don Airey.

Ian Gillan explains why Deep Purple shares songwriting credits: ‘We pioneered; we broke all the rules’

Ian Gillan explains why Deep Purple shares songwriting credits: ‘We pioneered; we broke all the rules’

Every member receives credit on every song from Deep Purple’s latest album — just as they did on Ian Gillan’s first one with the group.

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (2014)

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (2014)

This isn’t just another evening of string-laden songcraft from Deep Purple; it’s a big-bang moment for the group’s next era.

Deep Purple + Bruce Dickinson, others – Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (2014)

Deep Purple is reliably good on ‘Celebrating Jon Lord.’ The surprises, however, come from one-of-a-kind combinations of acolytes and fans.