Post Tagged with: "Ian Gillan"

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.

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 4, Rainbows, Snakes and the Glory Road

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 4, Rainbows, Snakes and the Glory Road

Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale and Ian Gillan explore new sounds during a hiatus.

‘We’re working on new songs': Deep Purple returns to the studio during break from touring

‘We’re working on new songs': Deep Purple returns to the studio during break from touring

The group is also getting geared up for the World Cup. Well, all but one of them.