Ritchie has now posted that after discussing attending, he will not now be going to the Hall of Fame do as Bruce Payne had told the President of the institution “No.” Perhaps they asked him to cover the cost of the table! “We can’t wrestle people to the ground and make them perform together,” says Hall of Fame President Joel Peresman. Might liven up the evening though Joel.
What was it Ian Gillan once memorably wrote?
People say that we’re to blame I say
No no no it’s just the game
Is it getting better no no no
Do we love each other no no no
Must we wait forever no no no
If anyone is still interested, the new twist in the story is written up in more detail on Rolling Stone Magazine’s site. In the meantime Ian Gillan has rowed back a little on his previous hard-line postings and suggested they are all up for a Smoke encore with everyone taking part.