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Friday, September 28, 2012
Deep Purple: Don Airey On Deep Purple And Jon Lord
An interesting chat with rather rarely interviewed Don Airey have appeared on Hungarian ekultura.hu before the start of current Don’s solo tour.
his solo career:
happened after your second album with Deep Purple? What prompted you
to launch a new solo career?
van Zijl from Mascot Records offered me a record deal – I think he
was fed up with just signing guitar players to his label. There was a
gap in Purple’s schedule so I wrote some songs around the theme of
astronomy, (a hobby of mine), booked studio time and musicians and
went and made a record (Light in the Sky).
Jon Lord and Deep Purple:
a totally different note, how did the death of Jon Lord affect you
lost someone whose playing and quintessential Englishness I admired
immensely, and who over the last ten years had been kindness itself
to my tech son Mike, and myself. We were in the middle of recording
the new DP album in Nashville when the awful news about Jon came
through. It was difficult to get anything done for the next couple of
does your solo project relate to what Deep Purple is doing now? Will
it in any way have an impact on the music of the new album of the
is separate - a whole different vibe! There is nothing in the world
quite like Deep Purple I have to say.