Why is it that when a legendary band gets inducted to the Hall of Fame, there is always this dispute on which members will be inducted or who will attending? Keep in mind this isn’t the first time this happened with legendary bands. It happened with the Sex Pistols, Guns N’ Roses, Kiss and maybe a few others. I think it shows people that legendary bands aren’t all that special and perfect as some would want to believe. These musicians are human and they have feelings too in other words these bands are the real deal. They like to look at the world in an honest direction is what it is.
Ritchie Blackmore has been banned from attending the Hall of Fame ceremony. It isn’t because he doesn’t want to… I’m sure he wants to attend but he isn’t allowed to ’cause Deep Purple aren’t allowing Ritchie to attend. Is it because Ritchie and Ian Gillan still hate each other and still feuding? Sure seems like it. It is really strange though, how Ritchie is not allowed to attend but David Coverdale has been giving the green light.
I’m in agreement with most fans that it isn’t Deep Purple without Blackmore ’cause Blackmore wrote most of the bands most recognizable riffs and hits especially songs like “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star”. Ritchie was the one who wrote those two songs and the band wants to act like Ritchie is a nobody? Anyway, Ian Gillan has always been an asshole and his response to the Hall of Fame induction is all that there is to know about the man.
That’s the thing about legendary bands, ya know? People think famous bands are always going to be so positive and lovable but not really. A lot of legendary musicians have huge egos and stuff, ya know? That’s the thing with rock n’ roll bands, there’s always gonna be big feuds, fights and arguments… happens with all bands. That’s just the way it is.
As far as Deep Purple goes, I was only a fan of the Blackmore era. The Steve Morse era? No thanks…
The 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been announced. Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago and the N.W.A. has all been inducted.
I’m very happy for Deep Purple and Cheap Trick ’cause I’m a huge fan of both of those bands. As for Deep Purple, I’m only a fan of the Ritchie Blackmore era, the Steve Morse era not so much. I’m glad Deep Purple finally got the induction which is long overdue. The question you have to ask is will Ritchie Blackmore finally reunite with Deep Purple to accept the induction with the band and possibly perform with them at the show? Who knows, we’ll have to wait to see what Ritchie himself says. I’m sure Ritchie will be there to accept the induction with the band but performing with them again is all up to him. I would love to see Ritchie perform “Smoke On the Water” and “Highway Star” with them again. That would be fucking cool! Only Ritchie could play those two songs well.
I was never much of a fan of Chicago ’cause I never really listened to them too much. I was never much of a fan of Steve Miller but I heard his songs all over the radio all the time. Steve Miller is a hit maker no doubt!
I’m happy for the NWA getting the induction ’cause agree with it or not, they are deserving of the Hall of Fame.
Sad to see that the prog rock band, YES got snubbed again but hopefully they’ll get their time for the next one.
Ian Gillan who is the frontman for Deep Purple, explains the reason why the band hasn’t gotten inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Ian says that the Rock Hall committee claims that Deep Purple are a one hit wonder band which is why they keep snubbing Deep Purple of an induction.
Deep Purple, one-hit wonders really? The band had plenty of hit songs that are always being played on FM classic rock radio all the damn time. I don’t listen to FM radio anymore but when I do, I always hear “Smoke On the Water” or “Highway Star”.
Deep Purple had a very successful career and they are still going today. Still making music and selling out arena shows all over the world. Their induction is well-deserving for sure and it’s a shame that the Hall of Fame can’t see their success. Are they really that blind and ignorant?
A lot of people these days would criticize the hall of fame. Music fans would accuse them of not including enough rock in the induction roster and many would accuse the Hall of Fame of inducting some of the most famous bands really late.
I’ve always believed in the Hall of Fame and believe they know what they’re doing “genre” wise. Many people mistakenly believes that rock n’ roll is just nothing but guitar playing. Not exactly true you see, rock n’ roll exists in all forms of music and that includes pop music, R & B and rap/hip hop. Pop music is rock n’ roll. R & B is rock n’ roll. Yes, rap/hip hop is rock n’ roll too. All those genres came from rock n’ roll. Without rock n’ roll, then pop, R & B and rap/hip hop wouldn’t have happened. I believe the Hall of Fame knows exactly what they’re doing with “genres” so they’re fine with that.
My issue with the Hall of Fame is they haven’t inducted a lot of really good bands & artists that are deserving of a Hall of Fame induction… snubbing bands & artists that are deserving. They are right nominating Janet Jackson ’cause I’m a huge fan of her music. I just finished listening to all of her records on Apple Music and I even bought a physical CD of Janet’s new album, “Unbreakable” (which is a really good album, btw, her best record for sure). They are also right nominating the N.W.A., the rap group that I love.
There’s a very good chance that Deep Purple and YES may actually get an induction this year ’cause they are getting a lot of votes this time. I also agree with Cheap Trick ’cause I’m a fan of them too.
I was never a big fan of Nine Inch Nails, though. Just never got into their music as I think NIN is pretty overrated.
I also agree with Los Lobos and the Cars getting nominated ’cause they are great bands as well.
Hopefully, Deep Purple and YES will make it this time. I’m crossing my fingers for them.
A pretty important song in rock music history. Everybody should know this one. Classic guitar riff written by the great Ritchie Blackmore. I’m a fan of Deep Purple yes but only with Blackmore in the lineup. Not that big of a fan of the Steve Morse era, though.
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