Brazilian news website G1 asked Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan about his opinion of today’s rock and roll music, and if he listens to new bands.
Read what he said:
“I almost do not listen to music, just when I’m working in the studio or touring, but I’m not really sure what’s going on with rock today, when I’m not working, I just want to be quiet on my boat without listening to music.”
After he was asked why he did not listen to music on the boat: “I’ve heard enough music all my life. In the six months of the year when I’m not working with music, I just want to know how to relax. read, watch football … I have no interest in listening to rock. ”
He further expresses why he doesn’t like ‘Prog Rock’ label, I do not like labels in general, we are what we are … I understand the need to create labels, to sell magazines, so they can talk about us. But if you want my honest opinion, I do not like these things. I’m not interested. If you want to talk about “classic rock” on a radio show, fine. Go there. But do not ask me to like it.