We will find out Thursday (12/17) whether Deep Purple finally gets to assume its rightful place in the Rock Hall Of Fame. But drummer Ian Paice says the institution might have a brawl on its hands at the induction if his band gets in. Talking with Classic Rock, Paice pointed out that the group had lots of members move through its rank sand that there remain rivalries between some that could result in a 'punch-up' during the ceremony. Speaking about his frequently contentious former band mates, Paice said, 'Well. who would they induct? There have been so many members of this band, even if they say it will be core members, who would it be?', He also echoes a sentiment we absolutely share... that the Hall has done itself and Rock a great disservice for inducting so many artists that have little or nothing to do with Rock, and that it should be embarrassed to have admitted so many that have never done anything for Rock before groups like his because doing so, '...undermines what it is supposed to represent'.
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