DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has penned an article for The Times about the band's private performance at The Kremlin on February 11.PURPLE played a gig in Moscow as a farewell gift to Dmitry Medvedev, the chairman of gas giant Gazprom and almost certainly Russia's next president. The group performed at a show Gazprom put on at the Kremlin to mark the 15th anniversary of the firm's creation. Said Gillan: "The younger guys and more junior staff were all up on their feet, although they were looking nervously over at their bosses to see whether they could loosen their ties. It was as if they were asking, 'How much fun are we allowed to have?' I’m sure I could have had everyone on their feet but I knew Tina Turner was on next and it wouldn’t have been cool to do that. "When we had finished our show, Medvedev and Alexei Miller, the chief executive of Gazprom, came into our dressing room where we had a chat and a couple of drinks. Medvedev had this stupid grin on his face because he was meeting his favourite band. We had a nice chat but we didn’t talk about politics. All of us in the band have such wildly different opinions on religion and politics that we never get into it. " Read the entire article at this location.
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