To say that all Paice does is single strokes is absolutely ridiculous. If you pay attention to any of the videos or DVDs of Ian with Deep Purple or otherwise you can see that he does much more than singles.
He makes heavy use of doubles and different versions of paradiddle.
This drum solo is a great example of what I'm talking about, and a lot of the fills that he does in the songs are reminiscent of this.
On a side note I was privileged to have a brief encounter with Mr. Paice at the airport in Malta when Deep Purple played their only show there in 98. He signed my CD. The last time I saw Deep Purple was two years ago in Atlantic City and I managed to get a stick from Mr. Paice before they ran off stage.
The band that I currently play in plays mainly original material, but since we are all big Purple fans we usually close our shows with Black Night. Check it out at: