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‘A great kick in the backside’: Ian Gillan says Deep Purple has been reinvigorated by Now What?!

‘A great kick in the backside’: Ian Gillan says Deep Purple has been reinvigorated by Now What?!

Deep Purple went some eight years between Rapture of the Deep and last year’s studio comeback effort Now What?! Ian Gillan doesn’t expect it to be anywhere near that long next time.

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “First Sign Of Madness” from Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition (2014)

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “First Sign Of Madness” from Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition (2014)

Anyone with lingering concerns about the ability to rock of one Deep Purple — led by a trio in Ian Paice, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan who’ve been with the group since the late 1960s — is directed to this bonus track from their newly released Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition.

‘It would have been the end of Deep Purple’: Ian Gillan wasn’t sorry to see Ritchie Blackmore go

‘It would have been the end of Deep Purple’: Ian Gillan wasn’t sorry to see Ritchie Blackmore go

With time comes nostalgia, for the way we want to remember things — rather, sometimes, than the way they actually were. Such is the case, Ian Gillan argues, with Deep Purple fans and Ritchie Blackmore.

Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers: Live (2013)

Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers: Live (2013)

Getting the old gang back together after more than decade to record a studio album was one thing for Deep Purple. The true test of the Mark II edition’s newfound musical camaraderie would be found on the concert trail.

‘His spiritual strength is what remains’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan gives a touching tribute to Jon Lord

‘His spiritual strength is what remains’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan gives a touching tribute to Jon Lord

The death of Jon Lord had a profound impact on Deep Purple during the recording of its newest album Now What?!, even though he’d left the group some 10 years before.

‘I wished I’d never mentioned that’: Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan is still at work on two books

‘I wished I’d never mentioned that’: Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan is still at work on two books

Frontman Ian Gillan helped Deep Purple complete its first album of new material since 2005 with this year’s Now What?! Now, it’s time to get back to those two books he promised, right?

‘It freshens up the old stuff’: Ian Gillan says Now What?! has given Deep Purple new life

‘It freshens up the old stuff’: Ian Gillan says Now What?! has given Deep Purple new life

When Deep Purple released Now What?! earlier this year, it represented more for frontman Ian Gillan than the group’s first new music in eight years. It was a shot in the arm for the franchise.

‘It would be like a circus’: Ian Gillan says he turned down millions to do multi-era Deep Purple reunion

‘It would be like a circus’: Ian Gillan says he turned down millions to do multi-era Deep Purple reunion

Over its lengthy history, the Deep Purple lineup has boasted a number huge stars — including David Coverdale, Joe Lynn Turner, Glenn Hughes and, of course, Ritchie Blackmore. Perhaps inevitably, someone had the idea of a reunion concert.

‘We had no stress, no time constraint’: Leaving the road sparked Deep Purple’s muse on Now What?!

‘We had no stress, no time constraint’: Leaving the road sparked Deep Purple’s muse on Now What?!

Deep Purple’s return to form was sparked by a rare period of downtime for the always-touring group, something that gave them an opportunity to reconnect with their muse — without the pressures of a deadline.

‘A jumble of jamming and endless racket’: Ian Gillan on his humble beginnings with Deep Purple

‘A jumble of jamming and endless racket’: Ian Gillan on his humble beginnings with Deep Purple

Ian Gillan, fresh off a triumphal return in Now What?! with Deep Purple, looks back at his lengthy career — beginning with his very first appearance with the band.