Demon Records has announced the release of a new must-have Gillan vinyl boxset on 7th October. ‘The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982’ will feature 5 chart albums – 7 LPs in total – including Mr Universe (1979), Glory Road (1980, 2 LPs, with bonus disc ‘For Gillan Fans Only’), Future Shock (1981), Double Trouble (2 LPs, 1981) […]
Fortune favours the brave as they say and as we speak to Nathan via the universal medium of cellphone, he speculates, on his way home after buying the latest issue of Classic Rock magazine, as to why the press are going crazy for Inglorious right now.
Coming on stage to the backing tape of ‘My Generation’ by another institution The Who, with the immortal line “I hope I die before I get old”, it has to be said that Sir David of Coverdale is looking quite spritely.
Thanks to Fran from Rabbit Attack PR for the interview series. Here is Part III and IV of an Exclusive face to face Interview with the legendary Deep Purple Front Man Ian Gillan Was it harder or easier to start in the music industry when you did? How do you deal with […]
With a career which started in 1981, with the Heavy Metal band Crossbones, and subsequent work with such musical giants like Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG), Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy, Deep Purple) and several others, Dario Mollo has worked with some of the greatest names in rock. The Voodoo Hill albums with Glenn Hughes have always marked a special milestone in Dario career and the latest helps cement his reputation further.
Thanks to Fran from Rabbit Attack PR for the interview series. Here is Part I and II of an Exclusive face to face Interview with the legendary Deep Purple Front Man Ian Gillan, as he talks about “Line Up Changes” and “Writing Process”.
Well worth the wait and credit must be given to local promoter SD Entertainment for securing an artist of his caliber to make his debut appearance, in N.ireland. Several minor gripes aside from punters regarding the length of the set but to me personally it represented a finely tuned and well delivered combination of quality music and personal anecdotes-exactly what was promised. Joe himself lived up to all his star quality but with a genuine caring and personal side. The seed has now been planted for his return with an electric band to fill in the gaps in his back catalogue with more rock anthems to play live. The demand and interest is certainly there with the N.Ireland rock audience. Over to you promoter….
The band is clearly on a mission to preserve the sanctity of classic rock to its purest form by using elements of rock, prog, and blues. Hopefully they extend their tour longer than the month of August, so more fans can hear and enjoy their lush legacy.
Deep Purple even brings an element of fun in this live setting as you hear long virtuoso pieces that the fans used to, including a drum solo from Paice in Lazy or six-minute keyboard solo by Lord all make for an interesting performance one which many didn’t think could happen considering the bands peak and the turmoil within at one point. If you’re a long time Purple fan, you NEED to check out this performance simply to take a sneak peak in time, a wrinkle of greatness was again rekindled and shared live on stage, chemistry that can only be had when you make great music, and this line up was responsible for so many of those moments early on in their careers.
The first single I bought was Gillan’s “New Orleans” when I was 15 yrs old. It was therefore a huge honor for me to recently have the chance to interview Deep Purple vocalist and legend Ian Gillan. Deep Purple are always touring, and was no surprise to have to catch up with Ian via an international call to his hotel room in Belgium.