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wolfysmith Dec-23-2015 5:22 AM

It doesn't make sense to me but let's face it, it's a business enterprise which was set up by a record label boss with the editor of Rolling Stone plus some attorney and record exec friends.

Simper and Evans played on the same 3 albums and both had writing credits on various songs.

Also, the inductees are expected to perform. Blackmore wont turn up and Morse isn't invited so Glenn will have to play lead guitar and Roger bass! There's also no-one to play keyboards with Don Airey excluded.

You could argue that Don Airey should be inducted in his own right after his work with other bands - Cozy Powell, Rainbow, Schenker, Ozzy, Gary Moore, Sabbath, Judas Priest plus of course 3 albums with Purple.

lioness Dec-23-2015 2:18 PM

Glenn talked to The Washington Times about the induction into HOF, his Purple times and future plans.

David Jan-28-2016 3:46 PM

If you want to attend the 2016 induction @ Barclays Center on Friday, April 8th, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY, plus get a few exclusives there is a VIP package available on presale starting Friday, January 29th, 2016 @ 10:00AM EST, then separately general public tickets are on offer from Friday, February 5th, 2016 @ 9:00AM EST.

Details @

tmc344 Feb-19-2016 8:09 AM

According to RB Facebook, Bruce Payne doesn't want Ritchie to appear at the RRHOF.

willem Feb-19-2016 11:31 AM

And so Ritchie doesn't want to come. Will be quit on the Purple front overthere, I gues ;)

wolfysmith Feb-20-2016 3:49 AM

How can they stop him?
This is on his FB page:


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame update
Ritchie was honored by the offer of induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was discussing the possibility of attending, until we received correspondence from the President of the Rock Hall of Fame, who said that Bruce Payne, management for the current Deep Purple Touring Band, had said "No"..........!!!!!"
Therefore Ritchie will not be attending the ceremony. He sincerely thanks all the fans that voted for him for their support.

wolfysmith Feb-24-2016 2:17 AM

a bit more info here

wolfysmith Feb-26-2016 9:52 AM

Official statement by Ian Gillan below.


With respect to all:
We were faced with a hard decision when we heard about the Hall of Fame inductions. It was shocking to us that Steve Morse and Don Airey – who have been with us for 22 years and 14 years respectively – had been excluded, according to HoF ‘rules’.
Ian G. Ian P. and Roger G. – decided upon the offer of a compromise which has been agreed with the HoF and enables us to turn up on the night.
DP Inductees will accept the awards and then the living breathing Deep Purple will perform. Inevitably, this will mean excluding Ritchie, David and Glen from the live performance, but, given the circumstances, there is no other acceptable option.
It should be stressed that there is no slight intended nor any desire to upset anyone regarding this decision; it is purely a mark of respect to Steve and Don.
I spoke with David Coverdale last week and he expressed complete understanding of the way it was being handled; thanks David you’re a Gent.
Outside of this event there are no circumstances under which a ‘reunion’ could or would take place and so it is unconscionable that our guitarist and keyboard player should be pushed aside after all those years (on the road and six studio albums) of total personal commitment and musical contribution to the band, just to satisfy pressure that has been, in the past, easily resisted.
So, let’s all get up there, shake hands, smile for the cameras and get it done with dignity and respect for all the existing and past members of a very special family.


lioness Feb-26-2016 2:11 PM

There is one paragraph missing which Ian posted on his Caramba site in HIS offical statement:


It should be stressed that there is no slight intended nor any desire to upset anyone regarding this decision; it is purely a mark of respect to Steve and Don. In fact, we would love to perform with Ritchie, David, Glen et al on Smoke on the Water in the encore jam.
I've seen many sources where this important sentence has been left out and I wonder why. Ian Gillan, the jackass for everything, only because somebody HAS to do the ungrateful job of the spokesman for the band?

I have never heard that Ian spoke ill of Glenn or David. This whole HOF biz makes me sick! :mad:

David Feb-26-2016 8:47 PM

:bouncer: :bouncer2: :thumbsup: :claphands
<center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Join me to celebrate DEEP PURPLE'S Induction into the <a href="">@rock_hall</a> ⚜✌️ Details @ <a href=""></a> <a href="">#ROCKHALL2016</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) <a href="">February 26, 2016</a></blockquote>
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wolfysmith Feb-27-2016 1:26 AM


i lifted the statement from Darker Than Blue.

on Classic Rock i noticed they have the missing bit. So who knows the circumstances behind the edited version?

lioness Feb-29-2016 2:27 PM

Ritchie shares his thoughts about the HOF. The Man in Black says a lot of sensible things here! :clapper:
You Tube

wolfysmith Mar-01-2016 10:49 AM

Here's what JLT thinks about it
You Tube

David Mar-07-2016 4:09 PM

Glenn talks RRHOF induction night hopes...


There's a lot of gossip and innuendo about who's saying what. I'd love to play. I'd love to sing. And so would David.

I just hope Blackmore has the balls to (attend), and for God's sake he bloody wrote those songs, he wrote those riffs. He wrote 'Smoke on the Water.' Whatever happened -- the eccentricities, the behavior, the name-calling and all that stuff -- I say let it all go. Blackmore should be there accepting his award. I'd be very upset if he didn't.

David Mar-18-2016 3:09 PM

...for those in the USA - HBO April 30th @ 8:00PM ET/PT :cool1:
You Tube

chutsler Mar-18-2016 4:46 PM

Still can't get over NWA being 'inducted'.....WHAT A TRAVESTY!!!!! :eek:

David Mar-30-2016 4:21 PM

If you're a Subscriber to USA based satellite radio provider, SiriusXM, be sure to tune-in to hear their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio on Ch. 18 and a 2016 Inductees On-Demand Playlist until Monday, April 11th.

In addition, you can also catch backstage coverage from the 2016 Inductions on Friday, April 8th at New York’s Barclays Center :cool1:

More @

fedestone Apr-02-2016 1:56 PM

Almost there!!!! :bouncer:

David Apr-06-2016 2:27 PM

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame "Class Of 2016" exhibit :cool1:
You Tube

lioness Apr-09-2016 2:52 AM

The first clips and pix of the induction are available:
You Tube

My sincere congratulations, my dear boys, well done and long overdue!
My thoughts are of course especially with Jon in this historic moment.

lioness Apr-09-2016 3:28 AM

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My very own highlight - my fav rock singers of all time sharing the stage.
:heart::heart::heart: one for each of you!

moondream Apr-09-2016 12:58 PM

Congratulations to all members of Deep Purple!! They made history, not only music!! I'm really happy for them and can't wait to see the concert! It's a pity that Ritchie didn't go...

David Apr-09-2016 3:57 PM

Glenn's acceptance speech last night :thumbsup:
You Tube
...RRHOF 2016 Finale featuring Glenn & DC
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David Apr-15-2016 7:23 PM

...premieres Stateside on HBO April 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT :cool1:
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David May-01-2016 11:50 PM

<center>Backstage with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers in 2016 :cool1: </center>
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<center>...and some highlights from the Induction :thumbsup:
<a class="twitter-moment" href="">The very best from the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction</a>
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David May-03-2016 3:40 PM

...replays of the Induction Ceremony begin today on HBO from 5:00PM PT / 8:00PM ET on both TV and online via their streaming services :thumbsup:

jimbogakt Mar-27-2017 2:42 PM

I can't see the video :(

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