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Why is Ritchie Blackmore banned from attending Rock and Roll Hall of fame Ceremony? Still not getting along with Deep Purple???


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…


Ian Gillan explains the real reason for the “Hall of Fame” of not inducting Deep Purple yet… pretty interesting really…

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?