Ian Paice

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Royal

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A lot of Ian Paice fans will know this, but for those that don't........

You know Pacy doesn't over play. Ever wondered why he "Solos" over the vocals on the song BURN?

While DP were running through the song they couldn't find a drum line that scammed well enough.
It was take 5 or 6, trying to find the best drumming & either for a laugh or through frustration Ian Paice started playing a solo......
The rest of the band looked at him & said "That's it."

So it was a (well played) lucky accident......
 

Lance

Junior Member
Sorry if this was all ready mentioned, but does anyone else remember the PBS show "Rock School?" They had different professional musicians showing how to play their instruments and other related information & Ian Paice was the drummer on the show. I remember learning how to tune my drums from him!
 
As far as I know it was not mentioned before, thanks for bringing it up. I learned most of the rudiments (single, double, paradiddle) from him - Mr.Paice.

Sorry if this was all ready mentioned, but does anyone else remember the PBS show "Rock School?" They had different professional musicians showing how to play their instruments and other related information & Ian Paice was the drummer on the show. I remember learning how to tune my drums from him!
 

KirbyM

Senior Member
I saw Ian with Deep Purple in Atlanta in the 70's. Ian was working so hard that he had a window unit air conditioner behind him blowing cold air directly on him.

I love the pop of his snare drum in the live video from the NEC!!
 

opentune

Platinum Member
Ha! interesting mix of people. thanks for that.
The fastest tempo I've ever heard David Gilmour play at. I don't know if Nick Mason could have kept up.
 
Good question!

I have been searching Paice's cymbals subject for some time to clarify concerns.

It is confirmed that Ian is a full-blown Paiste player and is an Paiste Official Artist Since April 1971. As per quite few drumming articles and cymbal reviews, during 1960 to 1971 he played Giant Beats until the 2002's emerged and switched to them until the present.

Regarding the Speed King video, looking at the top flat of the cymbal bells...they give the impression of 602's line set.

The 602's are since 1959 and Giant Beats since 1960...so just 1 year difference between cymbals!

so the Speed King vid - what cymbals you think he was using? Its 1970.... so GB's? they don't look the right sizes. I'm guessing 602's, as to my knowledge he was always a Paiste guy.
 
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stellar92010

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Ian Paice--not enough said.....

I started playing guitar when my sister brought home a little 45 of deep purple playing 'Hard Road' from the late 60's. I heard it and went, wow, what the heck? i want to play guitar. Since I started learning drums I went and listened to some old DP stuff and went, WOW, what the heck? I want to play drums.....

Ian Paice is absolutely incredible. And after starting to learn 'Bloodsucker' from Deep Purple in Rock, I realize now why everyone says to practice rudiments because to keep that groove I can see that Paice is a very technical rudimentary drummer.

I saw the thread comparing Bonham and Paice, and they are like the alternate universe mirror of each other--Paice the very technical, linear, rudimentary drummer, Bonham the very improvisational, non-linear, esoteric type drummer, yet each could easily slide into the others style, I think, with ease.

I think paice would have been one of the few drummers who could have filled Bonhams shoes in Zepplin, and Bonham one of few that could have filled the role in DP. Both so alike yet so different. ...so that is my rant about Ian Paice, who I consider one-half (Bonham being the other half) of the drummer that defined hard rock.
 

Vegas Island

Senior Member
Ian Paice on the snare drum is like like John Bonham on the bass drum. He is easily one of my favorite drummers of ALL TIME!
 
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Royal

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In his own words " I'm a swing drummer that plays rock."
I won't argue with that.
The man can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned.
 

Taye-Dyed

Senior Member
He is easily one of my favorite drummers of ALL TIME!
I am glad to see other drummers who share my love of Ian Paice. It was 35 years ago when I first heard the Machine Head album and as a "guitar freak" teenager, I actually paid more attention to the drums than the guitar and got hooked on Ian Paice. To this day, I enjoy hearing his playing more than anybody else's. Perfect blend of technique and groove/swing.
 
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