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Deep Purple's Ian Gillan Is A Secret Carpenter

Deep Purple's Ian Gillan is a secret carpenter.The 'Smoke on the Water' hitmaker has confessed he makes his own furniture, including an oak table and mahogany desk.He told Mojo magazine: ''I've built quite a bit...

Ian Gillan: 'We Didn't Intend To Upset Ritchie Blackmore With Hall Of Fame Snub'

The guitar great announced on Friday (19Feb16) he would not be attending the New York gala in April (16), because his former bandmates did not want to play with him. The statement...

Ritchie Blackmore Launches Lawsuit Over Unpaid Deep Purple Royalties

the legal action comes 12 years after his former Deep Purple bandmates Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice reached a settlement with management executives over royalties - but the former...

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: '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...

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...

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...

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