A solemn ceremony of addition new members into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame took place in Brooklyn on April 9th. It is official – Deep Purple added into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich presented and introduced his idols to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He gave a lengthy induction speech. Here is a part of it:
“Deep Purple became big the old-fashioned way. They worked hard: constant touring, making an album a year, sometimes two – never giving a shit about image or critical acclaim. And in the golden age of rock & roll debauchery, they were known primarily for their music and in the sex-and-drug sense, they were reportedly gentleman through and through. The main dirt on Deep Purple was the revolving door on personnel. Ten different band members in the first seven years, 14 in total.”
By tradition, a grand concert was done later. Not only the new members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but other well-known musicians took part in it.