Ian Gillan says DEEP PURPLE reunion with Blackmore would be a "circus"


Gillanaddressed his longstanding feud withBlackmorein a new interview withVikram ChandrasekarofTales From The Road. Asked if he is still in contact withRitchieand whether there is any chance at all of the guitarist ever sharing the stage withDEEP PURPLEagain,Iansaid (as transcribed byBLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No. The answer to your question is yes, we are in touch. Tensions eased quite a lot after we got hold of our business affairs and sorted everything out. There were previous managers from the past who had not done things exactly as you would like. I didn't get paid for 10 years when I was withDEEP PURPLE— in the big years — and goodness knows what happened to all that. And there were other tensions too. And needless to say, it was all pretty nasty when we finished andRitchiewalked out. But we're too old for that now.

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