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Ian Gillan: 'I Still Don't Care If We Get Hall Of Fame Nod'

Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan has flipped another defiant finger at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bosses as the group awaits to hear if it will eventually be inducted in 2015.The group has...

Deep Purple Star Fails In World Record Attempt

Deep Purple rocker Ian Gillan has failed in his bid to set a new record for the world's largest band.The star invited guitarists to join him on a beach in Dorset, England on Saturday (06Sep14)...

Ian Gillan Will Follow Kiss' Lead If Deep Purple Guitarist Is Overlooked At Hall Of Fame Induction

Rocker Ian Gillan is planning to pull a Kiss if Deep Purple ever get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - because he refuses to hit the stage with former guitarist Ritchie...

Ian Gillan: 'New Song Vincent Price Is Just A Bit Of Fun'

Deep Purple star Ian Gillan is urging fans not to read too much into the last track on the band's new album Now What?! insisting there's no deep Satanic meaning behind the song Vincent Price.The...

Ian Gillan: 'Jon Lord Gave Me Inspiration From Beyond The Grave'

Deep Purple rocker Ian Gillan is convinced his late bandmate Jon Lord gave him the perfect ending to a song that had been troubling him on the day he died.The pianist/keyboard player died from a...

Ian Gillan Teams With Top Science And Theology Boffins To Study The Meaning Of Life

Deep Purple star Ian Gillan is seeking out top tips from the world's leading science and theology minds as he ponders the meaning of life - and death - in a deep new book.The Smoke...

Ian Gillan Turned To Meditation To Quell Violent Teenage Rage

Heavy rocker Ian Gillan started meditating as a teenager when he realised he was too violent to make it in music.The Deep Purple frontman admits life as the only council estate kid in a posh...

Ian Gillan: 'I Don't Expect Heavy Rock's Finest To Get Knighthoods'

Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan isn't surprised Britain's heavy rock icons have never been honoured with knighthoods and royal accolades, because he and his peers refuse to rub shoulders with "the right people".The rocker reveals...

Ian Gillan: 'I Love To Iron Clothes'

Rock icon Ian Gillan likes to iron clothes when he's songwriting because the "no-brainer" chore helps to wipe his mind clear of ideas and refresh his thoughts.The Deep Purple star has always been a big...

Deep Purple Rocker John Lord Dies

Deep Purple star Jon Lord has died aged 71.The keyboard player suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism - a blockage of the main artery of the lung caused by a moving blood clot - and passed...

Stars Pay Tribute To Jon Lord, Deep Purple's Pioneering Organist

Jon Lord has passed away at the age of 71, prompting a number of high profile rock musicians to pay tribute to the man who helped to make Deep Purple one of the most successful...

Deep Purple Star To Hold Music Business Seminars

Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan is swapping the recording studio for the conference room to host a series of heavy metal business seminars.The rocker will join forces with Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist Bernie Torme to...

Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi Reteam On Whocares Project

Heavy rock icons Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi have reteamed on record for the first time since Black Sabbath's 1983 album Born Again to raise funds for an Armenian music school.The two pals have formed...

Gillan & Iommi Team Up For Another Armenian Aid Mission

British heavy rock legends IAN GILLAN, TONY IOMMI, JON LORD and NICKO MCBRAIN have formed a new one-off supergroup to raise funds for an Armenian music school.Twenty years ago Black Sabbath guitarist Iommi and Deep...

Gillan & Iommi Team Up To Raise Funds For Armenia

Former BLACK SABBATH bandmates IAN GILLAN and TONY IOMMI are teaming up to record a new charity track for struggling Armenians.The rock legends were recently honoured by Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan for their efforts...

Gillan + Bruce To Rock For Healey

British rock legend IAN GILLAN and former CREAM bass player JACK BRUCE will join JEFF HEALEY's backing band to pay tribute to the late blind bluesman in Canada this weekend (11-12Apr08). Healey's band, the Jazz...

Gillan Blasts 'Death Sentence' Of Classic Rock Radio

DEEP PURPLE frontman IAN GILLAN believes U.S. radio stations that play nothing but classic rock are a "death sentence" for veteran bands. The British singer claims that because such radio stations play nothing but chart...

Deep Purple Live Album Withdrawn

LATEST: DEEP PURPLE's pleas that fans stop buying their latest album have worked - the record giant responsible for its release has withdrawn copies from shop shelves. The veteran rockers were furious when they heard...

Deep Purple Urge Fans To Avoid Latest Release

Veteran rockers DEEP PURPLE are pleading with fans to not buy their latest album - a recording of their worst ever concert. The SMOKE ON THE WATER band are incensed record label Sony BMG has...

Gillan Promotes Drinking And Smoking Health Routine

DEEP PURPLE rocker IAN GILLAN refuses to lead a traditionally healthy lifestyle, because drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes works for him. The 60-year-old SMOKE ON THE WATER singer also dismisses any suggestion he should...

Pavarotti Lends Voice To Deep Purple

Legendary tenor LUCIANO PAVAROTTI will lend his voice to a new version of DEEP PURPLE classic SMOKE ON THE WATER, for a new retrospective album covering the 40 year career of rocker IAN GILLAN....

Gillan Banned From Driving

DEEP PURPLE singer IAN GILLAN has been banned from driving after being caught drunk on the road. The rocker, 58, was pulled over by police near his home in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England on...

Deep Purple Gillan's Tragic Astronaut Friendship

DEEP PURPLE frontman IAN GILLAN was distraught over the tragic destruction of the COLUMBIA Space Shuttle earlier this year (01FEB03) after striking up a friendship with one of the astronauts. KALPANA CHAWLA had been...

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