guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan was one of the musicians to have auditioned for the bassist slot in the group following the departure of Jason Newsted.
But when it came to jamming with the band, I knew that it wasn't going to work.) met photographer/harmonica player Danny Clinch and discovered their mutual love for blues music.
an occasional series of random pics Click on the above for the full glory of the photographic moment of truth or interview with Ian "There is nothing in the world that can prepare you for an interview with Ian Gillan!
The message said that this will be the last tour of DP in Germany and therefore the last chance to see them live.
The TBB line-up changes from show to show, with a deep rotation of musicians they have known and jammed with for many years, and in many different configurations.
Casualties of Cool and Z² have had quite long gestation periods compared to many of your other records…
It’s the first time I’ve had the opportunity to work on a record for that amount of time since Ocean Machine.
The first Tangiers Blues Band jam session took place on Thanksgiving night that year with other musicians and friends, including Huey from the Fun Lovin' Criminals, King from Cooley High, Mick Jones from Foreigner and tennis player/guitarist John Mc Enroe.
Townsend straddles a fascinating line in the music world.