Express-News Staff Writer
Producing an album is not exactly routine, but for Deep Purple, it's pretty straight-forward, singer Ian Gillan said.
"We just turned up, made some coffee, talked about the dog, football, how's-the-wife, went into the studio and started jamming," he said last week during a tour stop in Los Angeles.
"Albums are albums. We've got a singular approach to this. It's always been the same. When we make a record, it's normally after a year or so on the road, so the band is in pretty good shape. We take a couple of weeks off. This one, we made in L.A."
Deep Purple, whose latest CD is "Rapture of the Deep," stops in at the Majestic Theatre on Thursday. There is no opening act.
In the interview Gillan, 62, came across as relaxed and deeply confident in his craft. No surprise. Gillan has been in the music business since 1962 when he formed the English group the Javelins, and later Episode Six with bassist Roger Glover.
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