Former Deep Purple Singer Calls Rock Hall ‘Circus Show’

By Alisha Jackson

Another Deep Purple alum is calling out the band’s messy Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and he finds both sides guilty of acting likes clowns in a circus show. Joe Lynn Turner served as lead singer for a blip of the band’s career, singing on 1990’s Slaves and Masters album; he also worked with Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover from 1980 – 1984 in the band Rainbow. He recently spoke with Greek website Rock Overdose about Blackmore and Deep Purple.

Related: Ritchie Blackmore Banned from Rock Hall Induction

After noting that he feels left out of Blackmore’s re-activating of the band Rainbow, he said that if the guitarist shows up to the band’s induction ceremony, “Ian Gillan and the rest of the band won’t come.” This realization seemed to set him off a little bit. “If you ask me, they’re acting like children and it’s a mess and a shameful situation. It’s terrible that it happened. For me, it shows you exactly what is happening over there. That these people don’t know how to grow up and be friends. Just stop the bulls—. It’s a shame and it makes a circus out of the whole thing.”

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