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…
Deep Purple to Release Four Double Live CDs
Almost singlehandedly keeping classic hard rock alive with a seemingly never-ending series of releases and re-releases, Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced the release of four out-of-print Deep Purple live sets from the early 1970s. The double-disc sets include Scandinavian Nights, In Concert 197…
Black Sabbath Album is Born Again
There's' nothing about a reissue that disturbs me, but how did I miss Deep Purple's Ian Gillan fronting Black Sabbath?    Peter Hodgson again with the scoop.
Black Sabbath’s 1983 album Born Again is getting the reissue treatment in May, hot on the heels o…