Deep Purple's Ian Gillan: 'It's Always Easy Working With Tony Iommi'Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan have been friends for years, even briefly bandmates when Gillan took over lead singer duties in Black Sabbath in the mid-‘80s. Now, they’ve teamed up to release WhoCares, a collection of rarities from both of their respective back catalogs.
Glenn Hughes On A Deep Purple Mk III Reunion: "No One At 'Castle Blackmore' Opened The Door"Glenn Hughes tells CBS Local that "Jon, David and I were trying to get it together." The roadblock was the band's famously mercurial guitarist: "We couldn’t get ahold of him. We sent carrier pigeons, and the Pony Express. But nobody at 'Castle Blackmore' answered the door. It wasn’t meant to be."
Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi & Deep Purple's Ian Gillan To Release "WhoCares"Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi are about to release a somewhat confusing collection that includes lesser known material from both artists' careers, as well as some of their collaborations. Jokingly titled WhoCares, it's likely that heavy metal and hard rock fans will care a lot.
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