Think Deep Purple Are Too Old to Rock? They’ve Got Two Words For You
In a recent interview with Germany's Cicero, Gillan acknowledges that, at the age of 68, he is not exactly a spring chicken anymore. But despite his advancing years, he shares that the flame still burns bright to tour and compose new material none the less. This is evidenced by last year's release of 'Now What?!'
“We have been called old rockers, rock pensioners and dinosaurs,” Gillan says. “I mean, I have a thick skin I understand that, of course, if the young ones say: ‘Step aside, Grandpa! Die at last!’ I think to myself then stop: ‘F--- you.’”