Ian Gillan Still Pissed At Rock Hall

Deep Purple are finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but controversy still rages on. Ian Gillan is not happy with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and their exclusion of current Deep Purple members Steve Morse and Don Airey from being inducted.

He posted the following on his website:

“Dear Friends, Families and Fans,
Putting the past shenanigans to one side, the induction is not – in clear fact – for Deep Purple.
It is an arbitrary selection of past members, which excludes Steve Morse and Don Airey; both of whom have been with the living breathing DP for a very long time.
Obviously this is very silly, and so my response is quite simple: ‘Thank you very much’.
And….what a coincidence…This morning I got an invitation to a wedding from some dear old friends. Unfortunately my family was not invited and they said that I would be required to sit next to my ex (we divorced decades ago) at the wedding feast.
They were shocked when I called to thank them and decline the invitation.

Look I totally agree with Ian and have never understood the process the Rock Hall uses in picking which members of bands get in or get left out. Shouldn’t any member that recorded with the band be inducted? Are those trophies they give out that expensive?