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Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath after a night at legendary pub: ‘Did that happen? What happened?’

Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath after a night at legendary pub: ‘Did that happen? What happened?’

Black Sabbath’s Ian Gillan era didn’t begin with some high-level strategy meeting featuring label execs and stalwart member Tony Iommi.

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.

‘Time is a great healer': Ian Gillan makes emotional return to site of new Armenian music school

‘Time is a great healer': Ian Gillan makes emotional return to site of new Armenian music school

Gillan has worked on behalf of the country since a devastating 1988 earthquake.

‘The band I always dreamed of playing with': Ian Gillan faced an early decision between Deep Purple, Jesus Christ Superstar

‘The band I always dreamed of playing with': Ian Gillan faced an early decision between Deep Purple, Jesus Christ Superstar

Let’s just stipulate that he made the right choice.

‘I wanted to vandalize everything': Ian Gillan on the moment he decided to become a rock singer

‘I wanted to vandalize everything': Ian Gillan on the moment he decided to become a rock singer

A single song “changed my life,” Gillan says. “It was really quite incredible.”

‘I never do these things': Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan explains his unlikely Doors tribute

‘I never do these things': Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan explains his unlikely Doors tribute

There’s a back story to Gillan’s involvement in this Billy Sherwood-produced project.

‘Definitely needed to be there': Steve Morse on the Deep Purple smash he convinced Ian Gillan to sing

‘Definitely needed to be there': Steve Morse on the Deep Purple smash he convinced Ian Gillan to sing

It’s become an free-form highlight of the band’s recent setlists.

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 5, Now What?!

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 5, Now What?!

In the end, the lack of an easily identifiable, marketable image is a two-edged sword.