ian gillan

40 Years Ago: Ian Gillan Quits Deep Purple
By mid-1973, the bloom was off the rose for Deep Purple. Internal issues had risen to the top and long-standing lead singer Ian Gillan opted to leave the band. At the same time, bassist Roger Glover was told his services were no longer needed, by direct order of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The Deep…
Black Sabbath & Deep Purple Born Again Again
Nearly 20 years ago Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan hooked up with the remains of Black Sabbath and recorded one spectacular album called 'Born Again'. The band-mates went their separate ways, but some of us only knew it was a matter of time before the most interesting version of Black Sab…