Deep Purple star to hold music business seminars
Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan is swapping the recording studio for the conference room to host a series of heavy metal business seminars.
The rocker will join forces with Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist Bernie Torme to share their industry expertise with the public in Dartford on 19 June.
The sessions are being organised by former business manager Peter Cook, who has penned books on his rock 'n' roll experiences.
Torme tells The Independent newspaper the seminars are sure to be interesting and useful: "The music business is a great teacher of life skills such as negotiating, marketing, teamwork, high performance and so on, both how to do them well and occasionally the dark side of the force."
what do you think?
I have a sad feeling that Deep Purple will be calling it quits soon. As hard as they work at touring it has got to be burning them out. As a fan since 1968, it will be hard for me but those guys need some rest!
Ian Gillan will NOT be attending this seminar. This, from the host's own blog, sets out the event: <a href="http://humandynamics.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/mor.jpg?w=538&h=390" rel='nofollow'>http://humandynamics.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/mor.jpg?w=538&h=390</a> Bernie was lead guitarist in the band Gillan, 1979-81, and later with Ozzy (after Randy died). The Independent (like the NME and yourselves) got it wrong!
That's good to hear and I hope Purple keeps on keeping on!