Ian Gillan kuvaa nykyisiä välejään Ritchie Blackmoreen uudessa haastattelussa

Deep Purplen vokalisti Ian Gillan kertoo saksalaisessa haastattelussa jälleen näkemyksiään vanhasta arkkivihollisestaan Ritchie Blackmoresta. Gillanin mukaan lähes 25 vuotta Blackmoren Purplesta poistumisen jälkeen rauha kaksikon välillä on tehty ja miehet kommunikoivat taas hyvässä hengessä. Uusiin musiikillisiin projekteihin kitaristin kanssa Gillan ei kuitenkaan ole lähdössä edes yhtyeen ulkopuolella.

Alla Ianin kommentit Blackmoresta:

Yes we have made peace. We are in communication now and have solved a lot of difficulties that had nothing do with our direct relationship. Old management problems that were dividing us, boring stuff but important nonetheless within the group. So there are messages going back and forth and goodwill – much more than in the past. I don’t think anyone’s ever said anything disrespectful, certainly not about Ritchie’s playing. He was a fantastic, wonderful showman and great, articulate guitar player. We were fortunate to have him in the group, it was primarily an instrumental band. As a singer I’ve always understood that. So I wish Ritchie good luck, have always done. It’s coming to an end now anyway.

Kysyttäessä mahdollisesta musiikillisesta yhteistyöstä Blackmoren kanssa Gillan kertoo seuraavaa:

I’ve got a good imagination but when you get divorced, it’s hard to go back. You must always respect and enjoy the memories but would you do it again? Probably not. Just enjoy what happened and leave it at that. It could easily be damaged by something like that. After Deep Purple has come to an end I would quite happily sit down with other musicians, have beer and do some writing but with Ritchie…no.

Deep Purple saapuu Suomeen ja Helsingin Jäähalliin The Long Goodbye- jäähyväiskiertueellaan 11.11.2017.

Katso Gillanin mielipiteet Blackmoresta kokonaisuudessaan alta:

Kuva: Billboard
Lähde: Ritchie Blackmore Channel


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