в "Зале Славы Рок-н-Ролла"
в "Зале Славы Рок-н-Ролла"
Итак, наконец-то закончилась странная история под названием "Включение Deep Purple в Зал Славы Рок-н-Ролла". Не прошло и 60-ти лет, как организаторы пафосного мероприятия под названием "Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame" снизошли до одной из самых выдающихся рок-групп в истории музыки, найдя таки им место в сомнительной "галерее славы" в одном ряду с 'тру рок-н-рольщиками' наподобие Мадонны, негритянскими рэпперами и иже с ними.
Собственно, к самому факту включения группы можно было бы отнестить нейтрально, однако организаторы церемонии создали совершенно идиотскую ситуацию, давшую благодатную почву для многочисленных сплетен и домыслов. Для тех, кто не сильно следил за хроникой событий, напомним суть проблемы.
Организаторы приглашают на церемонию награждения группы музыкантов, игравших в этой группе. В этом простом утверждении, казалось бы, трудно найти место какому-то маразму. И тем не менее, "Залу Славы" удалось сделать это блестяще. Что же произошло? Банальный здравый смысл подсказывает, что должны быть номинированы все, кто в этой группе участвовал. Или хотя бы четко определены критерии, по которым какие-то участники включаются, а какие-то не включаются в список номинантов.
Интересующий нас формальный критерий, если верить официальному сайту церемонии, только один: "Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record". О'кей, запомним эту цифру, раз уж она там единственная. Из неформальных критериев - расплывчатое "We shall consider factors such as an artist's musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique... blah-blah-blah".
В случае с Deep Purple никто на этой планете не может понять, почему в номинанты включен вокалист Род Эванс из первого состава, но не включен бас-гитарист Ник Симпер из того же состава. Играли вместе, записали 3 дебютных альбома тоже вместе. Одновременно пришли в группу и одновременно ее покинули. Ник Симпер не упомянут в пресс-релизе вообще. Очевидно, про сайт Google.com в этой организации и слыхом не слыхивали, ибо другого объяснения - как можно до такой степени не знать банальных фактов - просто не приходит в голову.
Почему-то не был включен подходящий по всем критериям Джо Линн Тернер, записавшийся с группой 26 лет назад. В то время как, например, в номинанты от группы Rolling Stones был добавлен Иэн Стюарт, который ушел из состава еще до первого записанного ими сингла в 1963 году.
После этого уже не удивляет, что остались "за бортом" текущие участники - Стив Морс (22 года в группе) и Дон Эйри (14 лет в группе). Которым, вероятно, всей этой "length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique", по мнению идиотов из "Зала Славы", не хватило. Зато вполне хватило, например, бас-гитаристу Роберту Трухильо из Metallica, получившему свою премию уже на второй год после своей первой записи, проведя к тому моменту в группе неполные 6 лет.
И так далее, и тому подобное. И это даже не говоря о том, сколько лет прошло с момента издания канонического "In Rock", альбома, более чем определившим развитие "рок-н-ролла" на десятилетия вперед, о чем формально так заботятся господа из "Зала".
Участники группы отреагировали на публикацию списка номинантов это по-разному. Ричи Блэкмор заявил, что в этом цирке участвовать не будет и на церемонию не придет. Гленн Хьюз с радостью принял приглашение и первым сообщил, что будет на сцене в любом случае. Иэн Гиллан сказал, что решение по списку - глупое, и без Стива и Дона это будет фарс. Дэвид Ковердэйл, после обсуждения ситуации с Иэном, пребывал в сомнениях, но Гленн Хьюз его убедил, что это "не их проблемы". Стив Морс отказался выходить на сцену на обязательное выступление, раз уж его посчитали недостойным награды. Исчезнувший с музыкального горизонта Род Эванс так и не нашелся.
Чуть позднее Гиллан поделился мыслями о том, что "на сцене должен выступить текущий состав", а затем пусть выйдут поджемовать остальные номинанты и "семья воссоединится". Хьюз был готов зажечь "Burn" именно с Блэкмором... Словом, до последнего момента никто не знал, чем же все закончится.
Закончилось все следующим образом. Вступительное слово взял большой фэн группы, барабанщик "Металлики" Ларс Ульрих и представил номинанта - группу Deep Purple. На сцену вышли Иэн Гиллан, Дэвид Ковердэйл, Иэн Пэйс, Роджер Гловер и Гленн Хьюз. Выступавший первым Иэн Гиллан упомянул всех участников, не включенных в список - Ника Симпера, Джо Линн Тернера, Джо Сатриани, Дона ЭЙри и Стива Морса, а так же отсутствующего Ричи Блэкмора и покинувших этот мир Томми Болина и Джона Лорда. Иэн Пэйс представил собравшимся супругу Джона Лорда, Вики и лично вручил ей награду. Все выступления приведены ниже.
Далее, на сцену вышла группа Deep Purple в нынешнем составе - Иэн Гиллан, Иэн Пэйс, Стив Морс, Роджер Гловер и Дон Эйри. Под овации зала были исполнены "Highway Star", инструментал "Green Onions", "Hush" и "Smoke on the Water". Гленн и Дэвид на сцену с Deep Purple не выходили.
Впрочем, в финале церемонии, Гленн, Дэвид и Роджер сыграли вместе с остальными музыкантами в суперджеме, исполнив классическую песню "Ain’t That a Shame" Фэтса Домино.
Нужно отметить, что на следующий день Ричи Блэкмор подтвердил свое негативное мнение о церемонии на своей страничке в Facebook: "Obviously, as you know from the post here, I have my reason for not attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, although I appreciate the award - however, I do think that they should've given an award to Joe Lynn Turner for when he was in Deep Purple - for his singing and writing on Slaves and Masters - a great record, one of my favorites."
Приветственная речь Ларса Ульриха:
Выступления участников Deep Purple:
Lars Ulrich:This night is a culmination of two musical journeys. One is mine, the other is that of a band that changed my life and rock & roll. When I was nine years old, my dad took me to see Deep Purple on a cold day in Denmark, on a dark cold Saturday night in February 1973. Everything was larger than life, the sound the spectacle, the songs, the musicians, all doing things with their instruments that I had never seen before – and didn't even know was possible. Deep Purple were a beautiful contradiction, like you just walked in on five musicians at the top of their game jamming one classic after another with raw intensity, as if they were in a garage playing for no one but themselves. Yet at the same time projecting a thousand-yard deep stare into the bowels of the arena. That's right, I said bowels. Let me break this down for you. Singer, Ian Gillan, where are you?
Ian Gillan, centerstage, a magnet for the eyes personifying every trait of every frontman coolness, screaming his lungs out and reaching notes so high, I'm sure he was breaking glass all over town. Behind him on the drums, little Ian Paice, a rock & roll cocktail of hair, sweat, spit and position. Somehow, managing to wipe the steam off his glasses after he presses this great train forward and doing it in eight-inch platform heels, very impressive, Ian. Very impressive. At stage right, the regal Jon Lord.
We love Jon Lord, yes we do. I've never seen anyone get so physical with his organ. [Laughs] But I was only nine. He did things with the Hammond C-3 that no one had ever done before, firing the result through a wall of Marshall amps and Leslie speakers, uniquely heaving up the sound into uncharted territory. Let me emphasize this, Jon Lord was the first to truly amplify and destroy the Hammond organ. Sadly, we lost him in 2012. Cowboy hat, paisley shirt, next level smoothness, the one keeping it grounded, groovy and dare I say, sexy? I just said it. His eagle-esque stage presence supported the crossfire energies of his bandmates, disguising a firm mortality as both songwriter, co-producer of the biggest records.
And then there was Ritchie fucking Blackmore. What he did with the guitar did not seem feasible. He played it straight. He played it sideways, upside down and all around. His fingers, hands, arms in a constant ballet of movement and unpredictable moment. The sounds, the screeches, the pitch slides grind against the speakers, playing it with his ass, his boots, throwing it in the air. All the time, projecting a peculiar mix of showmanship, control and aloofness. It was like Blackmore was showing off, but mostly for himself. Harboring on the edge of electric narcissism. At the same time, he was so beyond cool. It was just impossible to look away. These guys could play. That's right. I'm ready to go all night.
This is the advantage of being first. These guys could play. They could improvise. They were in constant and curious cutthroat competition with each other to take the music some place new, some place unknown and never ever the same place twice. Fast-forward 12 hours later, to the local mom-and-pop record store where I requested anything and everything by Deep Purple and was promptly handed the Fireball album. My life, my life had officially changed forever. With almost no exceptions, every hard rock band in the last 40 years, including mine, traces its lineage directly back to Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. And as far as I'm concerned, these three bands should always be considered equals for their songwriting, their recordings and their accomplishments. Where I grew up, and in the rest of the world outside of North America, all were equal in status, stature and influence. So in my heart – and I know I speak for many of my fellow musicians and millions of Purple fans when I confess that – I am somewhat bewildered that they are so late in getting in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Decades, decades after the mighty Sabbath and the brilliant Zeppelin. This of course is of no disrespect to those fans or the Rock Hall, I just have to make clear that Deep Purple are as revered everywhere else in the world.
And as the rest of the world is applauding, Deep Purple became big the old-fashioned way. They worked hard: constant touring, making an album a year, sometimes two – never giving a shit about image or critical acclaim. And in the golden age of rock & roll debauchery, they were known primarily for their music and in the sex-and-drug sense, they were reportedly gentleman through and through. In fact, if you must dig, the main dirt on Deep Purple was the revolving door on personnel. Ten different band members in the first seven years, 14 in total.
Let me, of course, give a well-deserved shout-out to everyone else who has played a part in the story, including the three other inductees tonight. I saw two of them in their live debuts, when Deep Purple came back to Copenhagen in December 1973. Right? Singer David Coverdale, he blew me away with these unique bluesy vibes and the quirky mic stand. What the hell was that about? What was that about? And Glenn Hughes. Glenn Hughes, with his white satin suit, way-cool rocker hair to go with his R&B-influenced vocals. And last, but actually first, original singer Rod Evans, who was the voice of the formative Purple in the late 1960s and, on the first hit single, "Hush." Don't be shy. So, from the eight inductees tonight to the 14 band members who have played in this band, it's obvious that great music often comes from tension and what great music it was. The album, just to name few: The Book of Taliesyn, Deep Purple in Rock, Fireball, Machine Head, Stormbringer. And with phenomenal songs, just to name a few, "Wring That Neck," "Black Night," "Speed King," "Child in Time," "Strange Kind of Woman," "Highway Star," "Woman From Tokyo," "Mistreated," the list goes on. You know, one total mindfuck is the difference between the studio and the live versions. If you take "Space Truckin'," for instance, on Machine Head, it clocks in at just around four minutes. On the legendary album, Made in Japan, it's almost 20 minutes long. What happened to that era? The solos, the jamming, the compulsive force in every Purple performance are the reasons Wikipedia lists 42 official live albums. I kid you not. Because they were that good, that different and that inspired every night and they still are. Damn right they still are.
But wait, there's one more song, right? The one everybody knows about, Frank Zappa, burning casino on the Swiss lake, fire was up in the sky. One feature perhaps, the most classic guitar riff of all time, the first thing anybody learns on a guitar, the riff that has actually been banned from being played in music stores to preserve the sanity of the staff. Once again, an absolute truth. The riff that even I, the most illiterate guitar player in the known universe, can actually play. Thank you. You know the title, "Smoke on the Water." Come on. That's right. It's the signature hit and the biggest single. And so huge that Deep Purple may have been mistaken for a one-hit wonder. But if that's all you know even to this day, think about it as a big heavy door into a legacy without end. One that remains as vital as ever in its latest incarnation touring the world, blowing minds and still changing lives.
There's a picture on the nightstand next to my bed. Once again, I keep it. Given to me by my buddy Frank, it's a photo of Deep Purple with my face photoshopped on top of Ian Paice. Sorry, Ian, it was a present. That's how much Deep Purple still means to me, to the fans here tonight and to the millions of followers. That's right. That's right. To the fans here tonight and to the millions of followers around the world, who look upon Deep Purple as epic, unpredictable, energetic, cool, intense, brilliant, impulsive, spontaneous, mesmerizing, jaw-dropping, otherworldly, relentless, pioneering and ultimately timeless. Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, they should have been here a long time ago. They are now here where they belong. I always wanted to say this, please welcome to the stage and to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, give it up for Deep Purple.
Ian Gillan: Thank you. That was amazing. Speechless. Great honor. It's very humbling to be amongst this exalted company. I'd just like to mention briefly the names of all the people in Deep Purple, whether we've been inducted or not. Starting at the beginning, Nick Simper, who played bass in the original band with Ian Paice, Ritchie Blackmore, and our beloved Jon Lord. And Roger Glover came along and after that was David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes. And then Tommy Bolin and Joe Lynn Turner and a great, very important year with Joe Satriani. Twenty-two years ago, Steve Morse joined us. And then there was new kid on the block, Don Airey. He's been with us for nearly 14 years. And that's about all. Every one of them has played their part in this remarkable band. You know, this is not really for us. I think this award is very much for families and business connections, our crew and our friends who have been absolutely amazing, watching for over 50 years. Thank you.
Roger Glover: Finally, we're here. Thank you Ulrich, for reading out what I wrote, and thank for all your support and everyone else who has supported us over the years. It takes a small army of people for each one of us to actually be here. And the word "thank-you" isn't quite enough. Our families ad friends that put up with us not being there. There is an enormous amount of people we should thank, and I'm not going to go through their names. I can't remember them. My friends in Deep Purple – Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore – changed my life forever. And I'm deeply indebted to them, as I am to all you people for making this possible. The fans rule. You do. And my family, my daughters, Gillian, Lucinda and Melody. My love, Marie. And all those people who have supported us. But not least of all, Bruce Payne, our manager, who has been with us as agent and manager since the early Seventies. He's been with us through all the peaks and valleys of our career. Thank you very much, and thank you all for being here.
Ian Paice: This delightful lady is Jon Lord's wife, Vicky. We thought it was really important and necessary that she would be here to represent our good pal, who left us four years ago. Vicky is going to hold on to this. I'm the guy who has been there from the beginning. I've seen it all. And when I say I've seen it all, I mean it. The good, the bad, the crazy, the stuff where we go, "How the hell did we get into that situation?" The bands are a weird conglomeration of people. You can work together, and you can create wonderful things, and then you find that you can't deal with each other. You can see a way out, you just can't get there. You look back, and you wonder how you can be so stupid. But you come again, so. There's nothing better. So thank you very much for this honor. And for all the fans that have been with us through all the years, we thank you, too. It's like watching your own football team. If they win, you're part of it. And for the fans, when their heroes get a pat on the back, they feel part of it. So for them, thank you very much. Have a great night.
David Coverdale: Good evening. How are you? Nice to see you. First, I'd like to thank and express my appreciation and gratitude to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for the honor of being inducted in such a regarded institution with so many of my heroes: Hendrix, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Otis Redding, incredible company. I would also like to offer my sincere congratulations to all past and present members of Deep Purple, my incredible musical mentor, Richie Blackmore. And particularly, the very much missed Tommy Bolin and, of course, the immortal Jon Lord. I'd like to particularly thank all the fans of Deep Purple around the world. You not only keep the music alive of the band, but you continue to support all the offshoot bands, as well. My thanks also extend to the wonderful musicians in my band, Whitesnake: Reb Beach, Joel Hoekstra, Michael Devin, Tommy Aldridge. My amazing business team of David White and associates, John Payne, my friend and lawyer, Glenn Davis… I'm so honored to be here tonight, my friend and co-producer for almost 30 years, Michael McEntire, my dear friend and lovely assistant, the lovely Christie Lee and, last but not least, my amazing incredible family. My beautiful children, Jasper and Jessica. And the most inspiring person in my life, my beautiful and beloved wife Cindy. I love you. I love you all. Music was been there for me when no one else was. So, thank you. Be safe, happy and don't let anybody make you afraid.
Glenn Hughes: Hello, my name is Glenn Hughes, and I am so grateful to have been given the gift of music. I was born in the United Kingdom. But my soul was born in Detroit. And I found my way to California at 19 years old, brought to America by my friends. When I got off the plane in San Francisco, I said, "Well this isn't the West Midlands and the Black Country anymore. Do you want to live here? Do you want to live in this country?" The answer is very, very clear. I want to thank Roger Glover, for getting me in the Hall of Fame. I replaced him, and I joined the band as a lead singer/bass player. We auditioned one man, only one man. That man has been one of my closest friends for 43 years: David Coverdale. To be fortunate enough to play with Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice and one more time everybody, give it up for Jon Lord. Yeah… So I want to thank my manager, Paul Geery and Ernie Buck from PGM Management. I want to thank the greatest girl I've ever known in my entire lifetimes, my wife, soul and loving partner, Gabrielle. You take my breath away. I am so so happy for us. A long time ago, I friend of mine said, "You've got to keep forever changing. Keep forever changing. Because music is the healer. Ladies and gentleman, my award is dedicated to the fans. God bless you all and have a lovely lovely evening.
Персональные награждения: Гиллан, Пэйс и Гловер
Персональные награждения: Хьюз и Ковердэйл
"Green Onions" + "Hush"
"Smoke On The Water"
Финальный суперджем "Ain't That a Shame"
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