Deep Purple Returns

Lead singer of legendary British rock band Deep Purple Ian Gillan told a press conference in Surakarta, Central Java, on Thursday that after 48 years the band was happy to be playing again in the country. “Of course, it’s nice to come back. A lot has changed in Indonesia since 1975,” Gillan said, referring to the year Deep Purple first performed in Jakarta, during which one of its hired bodyguards, Patsy Collins, was killed when he tumbled down an elevator shaft.