Metallica Star Pushing For Deep Purple Rock Hall Induction
"I'm not gonna get into the politics or all that stuff, but I got two words to say: 'Deep Purple,'" he tells Rolling Stone. "That's all I have to say: Deep Purple. Seriously, people, 'Deep Purple,' two simple words in the English language.
"But definitely, Nirvana is a no-brainer for the first year and I'm glad that Kiss is getting the long-overdue recognition that they deserved for everything that they pioneered, and then I got two words, 'Deep Purple!' Did I say that already?"
Deep Purple have been eligible for the Rock Hall since 1993; to date, they've been nominated twice for induction - in 2013 and 2014. Ulrich and Metallica entered the Rock Hall 2009, the second year they were eligible and first year they were nominated. more on this story