Happy Birthday IAN PAICE!
Ian Anderson Paice was born in Nottingham, England, on June 29, 1948.
He began his professional career in the late 50s playing drums in his father's dance band.
Paice's early influences include jazz and rock drummers such as Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Bobby Elliot, Ringo Starr, Charles Connorand later he was inspired by Carmine Appice, Ginger Baker and Mitch Mitchell. The long list of Ian Paice's declared admirers includes Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith.
As of Jon Lord's departure in 2002, Ian Paice is the only continuous member of the band, and as such is the only member to appear on every album the band has released.
After Deep Purple's split Paice was part of David Coverdale's Whitesnake for their Japanese tour (1979) and drummed on Whitesnake's four albums.
He's been playing wih Gary Moore, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Jim Capaldi, Johnny Winter and many many.
Paice, as a member of Deep Purple, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
Ian Paice, Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickinson Don Airey & Rick Wakeman – Burn (live from Jon Lord The Rock Legend, 2014)
“How do you keep ninety people together with one stick? I've got two sticks and I can't keep five people together” [Ian Paice]