[Ian Gillan] personifies every trait of epic front man coolness. --Metallica's Lars UlrichIn the first US edition of his wildly entertaining autobiography, the Deep Purple singer dishes on the highs and lows of his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career. Ian Gillan details nstop partying, groupies, drugs, alcohol, friction with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, and how everything spiraled out of control, ending the band. He continued solo and with Black Sabbath before ultimately reuniting with Deep Purple. The band is releasing its twentieth album and conducting a farewell tour in 2017. Ian Gillan is the lead singer of Deep Purple.
Ian Gillan is the lead singer of Deep Purple, in addition to his time in Black Sabbath and his solo career. With hits like Smoke on the Water, Highway Star, and Child in Time, Deep Purple were a majorly influential rock band and helped pioneer heavy metal. Deep Purple were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.