The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, and legendary hard rock band Deep Purple have finally made the cut, along with fellow veteran rock acts Cheap Trick, Chicago and Steve Miller, plus hip-hop pioneers N.W.A.
The induction has been a long time coming for Deep Purple, who’ve been eligible for more than 20 years but have been constantly snubbed by the committee of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voters. The band has seen numerous lineup changes over the years, and the complete list of current and past members who are being inducted includes Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice and the late Jon Lord. (Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire.com)
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