.......and Deep Purple is Ian Paice.
With the contribution of Blackmore and Lord as Pocket-full-of-gold said. For me, Paice is the foundation/backbone of the band. Like you mate, I am a follower of Paice's legacy and on.
Originally Posted by Royal
For me...........Ian Paice IS DP. I dread the day when he's unable to tour/play.
Agree with all the above.
Guys. Check out the Pacy's send off solo that ends the song Flight of the Rat.(studio version).
It lasts about 40 seconds.
It's straightforward, no clever tricks, but oh so smooth. Fantastic sound as always.