Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Deep Purple Quotes from famous authors such as Ian Gillan, Joe Perry, Greg Ginn, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
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.
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.
My grandad was an opera singer, my uncle a jazz musician; I was a boy soprano in the church choir. But the first performance with Deep Purple was something I’ll never forget. All elements were working brilliantly.
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.
To the general public in America, the lifespan of Deep Purple probably finished with our 1984 album, ‘Perfect Strangers.’
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.
It’s a funny thing, my relationship with Deep Purple. I already felt the pain and confusion of trying to replace Ritchie Blackmore, which is a difficult thing to have in your head – since the time when you were a kid, that guitar sound and approach is what you associate with Deep Purple.
I know the guys in Metallica. I’m very honored that they were influenced by Deep Purple when they started, and they’ve always been very kind to us.
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.’
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.
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.
Am I the man who killed Deep Purple? I don’t think so. I think every band from that era, even if you look at Led Zeppelin, if you look at their first four albums, they’re extremely different from one another, and I’ve never made the same album twice.
When I was a teenager in the ’70s, I was really into those great bands like Led Zeppelin and Queen and Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper.
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 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.
With Whitesnake it would have been inappropriate for me to have played Deep Purple songs, although I did at the beginning because I didn’t have enough Whitesnake songs.
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.