WHOCARES – Out Of My Mind / Holy Water CDs (2011)
Rock fans surfing the internet are already aware of the many rumours and semi-official news about WhoCares, a new music project – one that simply seemed “too exciting to be true”.
What hides behind this new band name is in fact the renewed musical union between legendary Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, with none other than Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi: the undisputed master of heavy guitar riffs.
The duo has recorded two brand new songs with the intent to support the rebuilding of a music school in Gyumri, Armenia.
Both Gillan and Iommi have spent a lot of time in Armenia, fallen in love with the country and the people and have dedicated a lot of work to a nation still shocked after the earthquake that struck Armenia on December 7, 1988 at 11:41am.
The collaboration of Gillan and Iommi, who have worked together before on the Sabbath album “Born Again”, is in itself an incredible news for all rock and metal fans and will be the best of surprises to get to know who is completing the band:
None other than Jon Lord on keyboards (“Mr. Hammond”, partner with Gillan on all the Deep Purple classics), Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, legendary bass player Jason Newsted (Metallica) and guitar player Linde Lindstrom are also featured on the two new songs.
There is no doubt that this is the biggest ever super-band to release new material in 2011.
WhoCares will release the 2 new songs on digital download and limited edition CD single: “Out of My Mind” (and epic hard rock classic, destined to remain in time as a hard rock milestone) and “Holy Water”.
Ian Gillan said: “The idea came as Tony and I flew back from Yerevan together after being inspired by the enthusiasm of everyone there to get this thing done.
It was brilliant working with Tony again after all these years; he makes life easy for a singer. The other guys need no introduction… do they?”
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01 – Out Of My Mind 5:15
02 – Holy Water 6:59
Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) – Vocals
Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) – Guitar
Mikko ‘Linde’ Lindström (HIM) – Guitar
Jason Newsted (EX-METALLICA, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) – Bass
Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) – Keyboards
Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN) – Drums