After a late-career surge, more than a few bands would be temped to coast on their good fortune. Not Deep Purple.
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Deep Purple’s hall of fame impact on rock music extends to a number of related bands, from Rainbow and Trapeze to Quatermass and Whitesnake.
A visit to a pub with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi led to Ian Gillan joining Black Sabbath for ‘Born Again,’ released on Aug. 7, 1983.
Ian Gillan talks frankly about Deep Purple’s legendary ’70s-era status as the world’s loudest band, and how things have changed since then.
With three stints going back to 1969, Ian Gillan has a unique perspective on Deep Purple’s catalog. Here’s the song he always wanted to perform live.
Ian Gillan on the differences between solo and Deep Purple songs: ‘I’d find something a little more acceptable’
Ian Gillan’s career away from Deep Purple has provided him with a chance to explore different parts of his songwriting craft.
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’
Deep Purple’s stunning breakup with founding guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was about more than personality clashes, Ian Gillan says.
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.
In the period before Ian Gillan made a long-hoped-for return to Deep Purple, he worked tirelessly. And you had to stay cool while in transit.