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Why did Paice leave Whitesnake?


I recently read that Coverdale was quite upset when Jon Lord left Whitesnake when dP reunited.
But what happened to Ian Paice in Whitesnake?
Why did he leave the band? Was it, that for some reason, he felt frustrated by the music (it seems I heard so...), but then he joined Gary Moore to do pretty basic Hard Rock...
Was he fired?

Anyone knows the why's and the how's?

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 I seem to remember Jon Lord(?) alluding in an interview that Coverdale felt Paice had grown ...complacent & either suggested Paice find another gig or outright fired him or Paice played the old 'You can't fire me - I quit!' card. Whether that's true or not - I guess only Coverdale & Paice know for sure.

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DC on his website;
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It was hard to let Ian Paice go…Very hard, indeed…I loved him as a person, and as a player… Also, I have never forgotten, and will never forget, the opportunity he, along with the other members of Deep Purple, had given me…and for which I will be eternally grateful…

But, for some reason Ian had been very distant and unfocused during the recent recording…and no matter how I tried, I couldn’t get him to open up and talk about what was distracting him…This was definitely not the Paicey I was familiar with…



Of course it's only Coverdale's version, bt interesting. I've also read Paicey was tired of touring that much, and maybe he wasn't as interested in Whitesnake as he was before, and then there was Gary Moore's offer, and maybe that's it...
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Paice said as much in some interview (during the S&M time).

He had problems with inspiration on, in particular, Saints & Sinners. The recording session was apparently not an easy one for Paice. Coverdale told him outright that he simply didn't fit the standards.

In retrospect, Paice agrees. If I remember it correctly, he said he had entered a period in his life where he was suddenly questioning what he was doing, and specifically if he should go on doing it.

During S&S, he lost his inspiration, made a sub-standard recording effort, hence Coverdale told him to go.

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 Though I have vurtually no proof at all of this - I always felt that there may have been just a little bit [sign in to see URL](?) with the situation on the parts of both Lord & Paice. After all, they were Coverdale's employers - and catalysts for getting Coverdale's career 'jump-started', in a huge way - for quite a while and perhaps they just never got entirely comfortable having the roles 'reversed', as it were.

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When we look at the way Whitesnake went after some years, it's no miracle that Paicey was questioning what he was doing. The same reason for Jon: He hadn't less and less influence, the band's style changed into a more commercial way. Jon was not inspired at the end of his Whitesnake days. Therefore he calls them now "my holiday in Whitesnake"...
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quote:

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Paice said as much in some interview (during the S&M time).

He had problems with inspiration on, in particular, Saints & Sinners. The recording session was apparently not an easy one for Paice. Coverdale told him outright that he simply didn't fit the standards.

In retrospect, Paice agrees. If I remember it correctly, he said he had entered a period in his life where he was suddenly questioning what he was doing, and specifically if he should go on doing it.

During S&S, he lost his inspiration, made a sub-standard recording effort, hence Coverdale told him to go.

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This is true...

But about Coverdales feelings about Lords departure... that was before he was approached to reuinite with Purple, and that is a fact.
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quote:

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Jon was not inspired at the end of his Whitesnake days. Therefore he calls them now "my holiday in Whitesnake"...



However according Gillan's autobiography Deep Purple mkII reunion did not happen in 1983 because "Jon, who was very close to DC in that band (Whitesnake) said he was staying there".
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I don't think so, Gillan contacted Lord, in 1984, after he had left Whitesnake, NOT BEFORE.

Lord replied... "you'll never get Ritchie to agree" Gillan told him, "I've alredy spoken with him, and he has agreed to do it."

Here is another fact... Jon was by far, right down to the day they (re)met, the most hesitant to sign.

As for the mention in the book, very true, but that was when Whitesnake were a road band, and he had committments... after which, he decided to call it a day, and the hardest part, about getting him back in Purple, was convincing him to go back out on the road, for what surely would be a grand reunion... I smell money as I'm writing this.

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 I always got the feeling it was Roger Glover who was the most reluctant regarding the MkII reunion - after Blackmore & Gillan, I mean.

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