More-Metal.com conducted an interview with Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) on January 23 in Berlin, Germany during the "Rock Meets Classic" tour — which features legendary rock singers performing classic songs with a "classical symphony orchestra." You can now watch the chat below. Also appearing on the tour were Marc Storace (KROKUS), Lou Gramm (ex-FOREIGNER), Les Holroyd (BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST) and Dan McCafferty (NAZARETH).
Billboard.biz reported last month that Gillan's new solo album was being mixed by engineer Nick Blagona at Jukasa Studios, a $4 million resort facility on the Six Nations of the Grand River in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, an hour from downtown Toronto, Canada.
Gillan's last solo album, "One Eye To Morocco", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 97. The CD was released on March 31, 2009 in North America via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
In Europe, "One Eye To Morocco" was made available in the following formats: standard CD, limited-edition CD, 2CD (standard CD + CD single) and 2LP set.
Produced and recorded in Canada with Nick Blagona, the music was written by Ian Gillan together with longtime collaborator Steve Morris, as well as Michael Lee Jackson and Rodney Appleby — who both performed on the "Gillan's Inn" U.S. tour, as featured on the double album/DVD "Live in Anaheim" (released through Edel Entertainment).
"Rock Meets Classic" performance:
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