Vocalist Ian Gillan
of legendary hard rockers DEEP PURPLE
recently spoke about his long career to Rebecca Levingston
of the "Evenings With Rebecca Levingston"
show on Australia's ABC Brisbane
radio station. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
Interview (audio):DEEP PURPLE
will release its 19th studio album on April 26, 2013 via earMUSIC
, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group
After various songwriting sessions in Europe, the band recorded and mixed the album in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Bob Ezrin
, PINK FLOYD
, PETER GABRIEL
, ALICE COOPER
). The CD is expected to contain 13 tracks, including "Out Of Hand"
, "Hell To Pay"
, "Uncommon Man"
and "Above And Beyond"
. The latter song references the band's late keyboard player, Jon Lord
, in the lyric "Souls having touched are forever entwined."
According to earMUSIC
, the album is "rumored to be the perfect match from the original spirit of '70s PURPLE
, and a fresh and modern production."
Regarding the album title, Gillan
offered the following cryptic comment to Classic Rock
: "There's a big question mark over the name at the moment. And possibly an exclamation mark as well. You can read what you like into what I've just said. All will become clear — as mud — later on. That's all I'm allowed to say. The question mark and the exclamation mark might get you intrigued."earMUSIC
will reveal details about the new DEEP PURPLE
album in real time as soon as they will become available on a dedicated web site where all band members will also be able to post and interact with the fans: www.deeppurple2013.com