Ian Gillan of Deep Purple has written a novel. Here's the story:
"Gillan, 61, said he had already lined up a publisher for his novel, which is a political thriller titled Wessex. 'This is my one and only novel. This really is a labor of love. It's the only idea I have ever had for a book which has inspired me to write it,' Gillan told Reuters in an interview on Monday while on a solo tour on North America called 'Smoke This!'"
I wonder if it's hard to be taken seriously as a novelist while on a tour called "Smoke This!"