As you may know Ritchie Blackmore has a reputation of being very hard to work with.
“Ritchie’s like a terrier or pit-bull-He gets hold of something and won’t let go. He has a vision of what he wants, and he’ll fight and fight until what he wants. He’s rarely wrong, and if he is wrong, he’ll admit with utmost graciousness. Until he’s proven wrong, he won’t budge. I love him the way he is. Ritchie doesn’t play the guitar the standard way; he has odd way of looking at things. Different chord shapes that most guitarists mat not be able to come up with, or maybe wouldn’t even want to come up with [laughs]. Because he’s such an individual type of player, I have to be on my toes.” – Jon Lord
With all that said, now Ritchie Blackmore claims he’s being barred from Deep Purple’s rock hall induction by his former bandmates — or at least their manager, Bruce Payne. To read more click on the link below.