Fact: British heavy rock icon Ian Gillan has been awarded the Icon of Our Lady of Vladimir from Russian missionary Hegumen Sergy. The Deep Purple star was presented with the accolade at the recent Rock on the Volga festival.
Fact: Deep Purple star Ian Gillan has donated a sketch to the Dorset Wildlife Trust in England. The charity's bosses plan to auction off the drawing on website eBay.com to raise funds. The auction ends on 11 November (07).