Ian Hill from JUDAS PRIEST recently commented on the band’s upcoming reunion with K.K. Downing for their Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction
In a new talk with the Detroit Metro Times, JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill was asked if there was a chance that original guitarist K.K. Downing could rejoin the band after their upcoming performance at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Hill responded: “I think time is not on our side for that, you know? Never say never, put it like that. [Downing’s] gonna be there at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame anyway. He’s gonna get up and play some songs with us there. It might kickstart something; I don’t know. On the other hand, he might pull us all apart. [Laughs]”
Downing confirmed to Ultimate Classic Rock earlier this month that he would be taking the stage with JUDAS PRIEST for the iconic metal band’s upcoming Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, saying: “I think we’ve probably got eight or nine minutes. I’m not even going to be able to break a sweat. The main thing is to represent the attitude and hopefully the legend of what JUDAS PRIEST is and has become and what it means to everybody who’s been on that very long journey through the decades with the band. And hopefully it will just kind of remind people and bring back some cherished memories of the heavy metal parking lots all around the world.”
JUDAS PRIEST will receive the Musical Excellence Award at the event next month.
The JUDAS PRIEST members to be inducted include current members Rob Halford, Ian Hill, Glenn Tipton (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums), along with former members K.K. Downing, Les Binks and late drummer Dave Holland.