Deep Purple Quotes by Ian Gillan, Joe Perry, Daniel Johns, Jon Lord, Cara Delevingne, Steve Vai and many others.
Glenn Hughes is one of the most naturally talented musicians, but he’s still copying Steve Wonder to this day, so I can’t call him a bona fide member of Deep Purple.
It’s easy to put on a Deep Purple record and say, ‘That sounds great.’ But why? Part of it is individual practice, but by playing together, a talent of meshing happens.
When we first began and I was 14, my influences were the stuff that was in my parent’s record collection like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
Deep Purple was sinking with Ritchie. We were playing to quarter houses in Europe, which is one of our strongest territories – in Germany. Smaller venues, and they weren’t even full. So had we continued that way, and had Ritchie not walked out, we would have finished; that would have been the end of it.
Deep Purple is a damn good band and we’ve made a niche in rock ‘n’ roll history. Maybe not a huge one but enough to be very proud of.
My first contract was in 1965. There were six of us in this band – my band before Deep Purple – six in the band plus management, and the entire royalty rate was three-fourths of 1 percent.
I love red or deep purple lips for events.
As far as Deep Purple goes, I mean, they’re iconic. Their contribution is unquantifiable, and as far as the politics involved in things like awards, you know, I don’t think anything, because I know what they mean to me, and I know what they mean to the people who like them. Awards are very politically based.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev can no longer attend concerts by his favorite group Deep Purple without having to fear that the musicians will wear T-shirts with Pussy Riot written on them.
To the general public in America, the lifespan of Deep Purple probably finished with our 1984 album, ‘Perfect Strangers.’
Deep Purple definitely belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ‘Cause they had great songs, great musicianship, they had an impact, and they’re a huge influence on the heavy metal community as a whole.
No matter what I do, I’ve always recognized that Deep Purple is primarily an instrumental band. That’s where all the music comes from in rehearsals – it all stems from the music.
I still think the best metal bands have a blues feel. The first Black Sabbath album is kind of a bludgeoning of blues. Deep Purple also started out as a blues band.
I used to love Deep Purple and Ian Paice.
I wasn’t personally that familiar with the Classic Rock bands. That is where Jorn Viggo came in: he played me tons of that stuff – Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, plus a lot of bands with cool songs, riffs, vocals, etc. We really listened to tons of music.
I saw Deep Purple live once and I paid money for it and I thought, ‘Geez, this is ridiculous.’ You just see through all that sort of stuff. I never liked those Deep Purples or those sort of things. I always hated it. I always thought it was a poor man’s Led Zeppelin.
I remember my uncle, who was a jazz pianist, when we did Deep Purple ‘In Rock,’ he ran from the room screaming, holding his ears: ‘I can’t hear anything. I can’t hear any instruments.’ And I was rubbing my hands going, ‘Great.’
The only advice I can give is to absorb as much as you can from as wide a spectrum as you can. If you’re in a rock band and only soak up Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple kind of beginnings, then you’re not going to have much leeway.
Led Zeppelin. Queen. Deep Purple. These were the bands I listened to. I still listen to them.
We toured with Deep Purple a number of times.
The real truth is, there’s no such thing as a red state or a blue state, they’re all purple. Some are more purple than others and our job is to get them all deep purple and then blue. And we can do that.
At the moment we’re trying to keep what we’ve learnt. Because we learnt a terrific amount with ‘Deep Purple In Rock,’ it took six months to make that album: we think it paid off, really. I can honestly say that it’s the first album we’ve been 100 percent satisfied with; it gave us a hell of a lot of confidence.