Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan stops by the studio!
DMS Broadcasting Rock 96.5 Cayrock/Grand Cayman scored an exclusive in studio interview with Deep Purple front man Ian Gillan this morning, his first interview since the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Morning host, Dan Charleston AKA “The Undertaker”, spent the morning with Ian talking music and playing close to forty of his favorite tracks. Some of the playlist included rare tracks from Deep Purple, and songs from bands Ian was associated with prior to Deep Purple.
When asked if Ian would perform at the 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, he responded “providing the living breathing Deep Purple is performing, which is who we are, the five of us, the house is still standing with the same ethos that we started with in ’68- ‘69 , any other scenario I don’t think would work.”
To have previous members of the band join on stage would be “firmly out of order” according to Gillan. He goes on to say about current members, Steve Morse and Don Airey, who were not named as part of the band’s induction that “The slight to the reputation and the names of Steve and Don I think could be rectified by them performing (at the induction ceremony), and that’s the position we’re taking”
“Although we don’t have many artists come to the island to play music, we do have quite a few that come here to vacation. Occasionally, we get to chat with them where they’re in a more relaxed environment and perhaps willing to share more”, says OM Blake Rogers.
Erin Michelle, APD 96.5 Cayrock, added, “having a rock legend like Ian Gillan grace our airwaves for three hours doesn’t happen every day!”