Ian Paice Interview, Deep Purple: “I really didn’t want to be doing anything else…”

On this Ian Paice Interview, how Deep Purple started and an early advantage they had, playing with Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Gary Moore…  how Gary Moore inadvertently painted himself into a musical corner he couldn’t get out of… playing in Jakarta with Tommy Bolin, smuggling Ritchie Blackmore out of California Jam in a helicopter so he wouldn’t be arrested by the Sheriff… why the band members all needed oxygen bottles for their Bolivia gig… warm thoughts on being a parent & of his own parents, a few Deep Purple songs where he thought he “nailed it!” (None of them are what you’re thinking!)… how he’s changed over the last few years, THE most important business lesson he’s learned in more than 50 years of performance. TONS more. VERY candid, very kind, total professional!

Ian Paice is the drummer and last remaining original member of Deep Purple still active in the band today. Ian founded Deep Purple with singer Rod Evans & guitarist Richie Blackmore, in March 1968. Ian’s also played & toured with Whitesnake, Gary Moore, Paice Ashton Lord, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & others. Ian co-wrote many of DP’s classic tracks, including Child in Time, Highway Star, Lazy, Smoke on the Water, Woman from Tokyo and others. He’s also a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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