In an official statement a few hours ago Ritchie Blackmore stated that Deep Purple don’t allow him to take part in the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn in April. “Ritchie was honoured by the offer of induction to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He was discussing the possibility of attending, until we received correspondence from the President of the Hall Of Fame, who said that Bruce Payne, management for the current Deep Purple Touring Band, had said ‘No. Therefore Ritchie will not be attending the ceremony. He sincerely thanks all the fans that voted for him for their support”, this was the statement that was posted in Facebook.