Published on November 7th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Deep Purple’s Ian Paice On The New “Turning To Crime” Album, Playing With Paul McCartney, Future Plans, Television & More

With strong tailwind from last year’s chart-leading album Whoosh!, Deep Purple surprises with new album Turning To Crime — to be released via earMUSIC on November 26, 2021 — as produced by Bob Ezrin. Turning To Crime arrives only 15 months after Whoosh!, Deep Purple’s 21st studio album, which was the group’s third consecutive #1 in Germany, beyond hitting the #4 chart spot in the U.K. and topping the US Independent Album and Hard Music Albums charts. It also happens to be Deep Purple’s first album of tracks that were not written by the band, a proper covers album.

Being a Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer with Deep Purple is far from the only notable accolade for drummer Ian Paice. Beyoond appearing on all studio albums recorded by Deep Purple, Paice was part of Whitesnake for a few years, in The Gary Moore Band, and a contributor to albums by Paul McCartney, George Harrison, The Velvet Underground and Jim Capaldi. In other words, Paice is not only regarded as one of the all-time great rock drummers — just listen to live versions of the Deep Purple classics “Highway Star” or “Burn,” for starters — yet also has an untouchable, quality-oriented discography. And sure, Paice has been a go-to collaborator for some unique artistic collaborations over the years, including interesting one-off studio projects in recent years for William Shatner and DMX.

On November 2, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ian Paice via Zoom, as embedded below. Beyond Turning To Crime, we spoke about plenty more, including Deep Purple’s long-term success, his band’s long-term collaboration with Bob Ezrin, working with Paul McCartney, life during COVID-19, and future plans. More on Paice and Turning To Crime can be found online by clicking here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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