Rock Antenne recently conducted an interview with drummer Ian Paice and bassist Roger Glover of British rock legends DEEP PURPLE. You can watch the full chat below. Here’s an excerpt:
On the band’s forthcoming “The Long Goodbye” world tour:
Ian: “There’s going to be a day in the not-so-far future when it is going to be ‘the last.’ That’s an emotional strain that I don’t think any one of us are brave enough to say ‘This is the date.’ But we are thinking… not thinking, we are realizing that time is creeping up every day that goes on, those numbers mount up. It’s inevitable. I know we feel differently about this, but this will be the last big major world tour. Not that it’s physically demanding; we tour very easily, but it could take two or three years. In two or three years, who knows what the state of the world or us are going to be in. We just have to accept the reality that the decision will have to be made some time in the future, and if we can play everywhere that wants to see us and make sure we covered as many territories as we can. That could take two-and-a-half and three years. That could be the long goodbye.”. We are scared of the end of DEEP PURPLE.