Ritchie Blackmore said he’s interested in doing one more show with Deep Purple to show the world there is no bad blood and to rock out one final time. The guitarist explained on Memories in Rock II:
“I would like to do one show with the rest of Purple, just to prove that we’re not all hating each other. Just one show for all the Deep Purple fans that liked the Mark II lineup.
“That was my idea in the beginning, but when you’re talking to the management of Purple, it gets complicated. They want their money for this and that, so it’s not like you just call up your old friends and just say, ‘Hey, let’s just have a good time and play, this has lots of fans that want to hear it.’
“Once you have managements and agents and promoters getting involved, it gets so complicated that everybody just calls back and says, ‘Eh, it’s too complicated.’ So I wouldn’t mind doing one show with all the old guys and that’s it, call it a day, just for the fans.
“It’s not something I need to do, but I don’t mind playing, just to show the people that we’re still friends. We’re older and with the passing of Jon [Lord back in 2012] you never know who’s going to pass next. It would just be a friendly get-together.
“As you might know, in this business nothing works around friendship, it’s all about money and business. And unfortunately, we have to deal with people that are going to make money out of the deal – that’s always a problem.