Search results for 'ian gillan'

Filter by

Sort by


News

IAN HILL Reflects On JUDAS PRIEST's Early Years: 'The Last Thing We Wanted To Be Was Another Blues Band'

In a new interview with Brian Edwards, founding JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill spoke about the fan and media response to the group's music and visual presentation when he and his bandmates first came on to the scene in 1969 near Birmingham, United Kingdom. He said: "It wasn't metal back then. It was...
November 29, 2022
News

JOHN CORABI Doesn't Believe 'A Word' Of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Statement About MICK MARS's Retirement

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Life In The Stocks" podcast, former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi was asked if he had an opinion on founding guitarist Mick Mars's recent announcement that he would no longer tour with the legendary rock act. Mick is being replaced on the road by f...
November 29, 2022
News

MÖTLEY CRÜE Announces First U.S. Shows With New Guitarist JOHN 5

MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD have announced two U.S. shows for February 2023. The two bands, who recently teamed up for the mega-successful "The Stadium Tour", will play at the 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 10 and February 11. Presales for the A...
November 29, 2022
News

DEEP PURPLE's 'The Visual History': Expanded And Updated Book To Arrive Next Year

Rufus Publications has announced the publication of "Deep Purple: The Visual History" by Chris Charlesworth. Redesigned and expanded, the Deluxe Edition is personally signed by former and current PURPLE members David Coverdale, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice and Nick Simper. Pre-o...
November 29, 2022
News

Watch JOHN 5 Play Along To MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Wild Side'

Former ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 has uploaded a video of him playing along to "Wild Side", a song from MÖTLEY CRÜE's sixth album, "Girls, Girls, Girls", which was originally released in 1987. The 52-year-old rocker captioned the clip: "It's Motley Monday kids here is Wild side,...
November 28, 2022
News

TONY IOMMI's Longtime Guitar Tech MIKE CLEMENT Dies

Tony Iommi's longtime guitar tech Mike Clement passed away earlier today (Monday, November 28). The news of his death comes seven months after it was reported that Mike was in "an induced coma" after taking a "serious tumble while working at his business." The legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist share...
November 28, 2022
News

DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Mourns Death Of His Wife

Bron Gillan, the wife of DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan, passed away on November 19, reportedly after a long illness. She was 67 years old. Ian and Bron got married in 1984 and have one daughter, Grace Gillan. Ian previously said that one of his favorite songs from his career is "Don't Hold Me Back",...
November 28, 2022
News

Watch ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sing U.S. National Anthem Before SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Vs. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS Game

Earlier today (Sunday, November 27),ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna sang the U.S. national anthem before the Seattle Seahawks game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. Video of his rendition can be seen below. Belladonna, who has sung the U.S. national anthem at a n...
November 27, 2022
News

JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL Says 'It Was Great' To See K.K. DOWNING Again: 'I Hope He Feels The Same'

In a new interview with Alamo True Metal, JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill was asked what it was like to reunite with original PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing and former PRIEST drummer Les Binks at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony earlier in the month. He responded (as transcri...
November 27, 2022
News

DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Explains Why He Doesn't Perform 'Child In Time' Anymore

In a new interview with Spain's RockFM, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan discussed his apparent unwillingness to perform the band's classic song "Child In Time" live. He explained (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "No, no. It's not possible. I could drop the key down, but it wouldn't sound the same....
November 27, 2022
News

DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Think That's Cheating'

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but...
November 26, 2022
News

ROB HALFORD On JUDAS PRIEST's Upcoming LP: 'We Always Try To Make An Album That Stands Alone'

In a new interview with the Corpus Christi Caller Times, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked about the inspiration for the band's upcoming follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" album. He responded: "We never really know. I don't think we've ever made a plan, per se. We did a little bit with 'Firepow...
November 26, 2022
News

LES BINKS Says K.K. DOWNING And RICHIE FAULKNER 'Got On Really Well' At ROCK HALL, 'Especially On Stage'

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks, who was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame earlier in the month along with some of the other former and current members of the band, reflected on the experience in a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We...
November 25, 2022
News

IAN GILLAN Was 'Disappointed' With 'Final Production Mix' Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'I Threw It Out The Window Of My Car'

In a new interview with Spain's RockFM, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan was asked if it's true that he broke the sole BLACK SABBATH album he appeared on, 1983's "Born Again", when he first got a copy of it. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I didn't break it. I threw it out the windo...
November 25, 2022
News

ROB HALFORD On Singing With DOLLY PARTON: 'I Was Just Blessed And Honored And Thrilled'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford joined country legend Dolly Parton on stage on November 5 at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony to perform her classic song "Jolene". Also appearing with them as part of a "super jam" performance were some of the other Rock Hall inductees, including Pat...
November 25, 2022