Deep Purple to be Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
It is official, rock and roll legends, Deep Purple, will be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers! The long and well-overdue wait will finally come to a ceremonious end this upcoming April at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, when Deep Purple will be officially welcomed as a much-deserved member of the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class, alongside Cheap Trick, Chicago, Steve Miller, and NWA. The Deep Purple members that are being inducted are: Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.
Artists are eligible for the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honor 25-years following the release of their first recording. The inductees are voted on by 800 members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, as well as the aggregate results of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s online fan vote. More information on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can be found at www.RockHall.com.
Deep Purple- who are backed by drumming icon and Pearl Artist, Ian Paice- are cited as one of the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal, rounding out the “unholy trinity of hard rock” alongside Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Selling over 100 million albums over the course of their astounding 48-year career, Deep Purple have released 19 studio albums, 8 of which went No. 1 on the charts, with five of those albums reaching platinum or multi-platinum status around the globe. More information on Deep Purple can be found at www.DeepPurple.com.