Hall of Fame

Deep PurpleDeep Purple may keep being “overlooked” by the rock and roll hall of fame (they don’t deserve capital letters!) but Modern Drummer magazine have just named Ian Paice as their Hall of Fame / Rock Drummer of The Year 2015, as voted for by their readers. Good to see his name in there amongst younger players too. He joins some amazing drummers on the Hall of Fame list including two of his own heroes, Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. You can read more on the Pearl drums.com site.

Thanks to Alan Greene for the news.


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8 Responses to “Hall of Fame”

  1. Danny Says:

    it is criminal in the rock world that DP have not been in the Rock Hall of Fame Long Ago! When they inducted the “queen of Disco” a few years ago, I realized the morons on this committee, were not taking their meds properly or self medicating far too much. Congrats to Ian Paice. He truly is one of Rocks best drummers.

  2. Les Hedger Says:

    Great news. Anyone that can play “You Fool No One” and “Space Truckin” back to back, as Ian did, has to be in the HOF!! I recently listened to DP’s first album, Shades of Deep Purple, and have to say he started off his DP Career with a bang. His drumming was incredible even back then!!!

  3. timothy Says:

    Ian Paice on the drums – yes!

  4. Steve Downes Says:

    About time, too, a wonderful rock drummer who could swing with the best of them.When he was on song, his playing was very natural and magical. Congratulations Paicey!

  5. David Drennon Says:

    Ian Paice has always been one of the greatest kiI drummers around. At least since the early 70’s.

  6. Cam Simpson Says:

    Ian paice is by far the best rock and roll ever.
    its hard to compare past and present, but for longevity, consistency, and quality he is the best.

  7. 1537 Says:

    Well deserved!

    • simon robinson Says:

      I can only echo everyone’s comments, I’ve never heard a drummer like him in over 40 years of attending rock concerts. Still recall the amazing drum clinic he did in a Sheffield pub function room in the far off days.

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