Drummer Ian Paice addresses Deep Purple's Rock Hall Snub

Deep Purple are one of the most famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubbed artists out there. They have the highest fan approval of any artist on Future Rock Legends (94% think they will be inducted). Drummer Ian Paice was recently asked about the Hall of Fame.
Shouldn’t you be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Yes we should. But as it’s taken so long, I’ve a mind that if it ever comes up, I would probably refuse it. I think it would probably be insulting. That’s my personal view — I’m not speaking for the other guys in the band. But I’ve seen so many nonentities get into it that I’m not sure it’s that hallowed a place anymore.

Ozzy Osbourne was similarly annoyed back when Black Sabbath were being nominated year after year but kept losing.
”Just take our name off the list," Ozzy's statement began. "Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it's not voted on by the fans. It's voted on by the 'supposed' elite of the Industry and the Media, who've never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is totally irrelevant to me.”

He concluded, "Let's face it, Black Sabbath have never been media darlings. We're a people's band and that suits us just fine.”

When Sabbath was eventually inducted in 2006 after eight nominations, Ozzy did accept the award.
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