JUDAS PRIEST will be performing as a 7 piece at upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction
Speaking with Finland’s Chaoszine, former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks discussed the band’s upcoming performance and induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET) “The category that they put the band in, it looked like we weren’t actually gonna be performing. Well, all of that has changed now, and it appears that we will be performing.
“This is gonna be one for the books. You’ll have a situation where we have [original JUDAS PRIEST guitarist] K.K. [Downing] in the band again, which nobody thought was ever gonna happen,” he continued. “Richie Faulkner is gonna be performing as well, although Richie is not actually being inducted, because the way the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame system works, it has to go back, I think, 20 or 25 years or something. Richie doesn’t go back that far [with JUDAS PRIEST]… So he’ll be there. That’s two guitarists. And then, of course, you’ve got Glenn [Tipton]; and he will be performing as well, apparently. Now, I know he’s got some health issues at the moment, but all being well, that’s the plan.
“So JUDAS PRIEST with not two guitarist but three. [Laughs] And two drummers. I’ll be playing with Scott Travis as well. Scott’s being inducted as well, obviously; he’s been in the band a long time.
“So that should be quite an interesting experience, in L.A.,” Binks added. “You’ve never seen anything like that before, and you’re not likely to see it again, I think.
“We only have an eight-minute slot, which is not very long; it’ll be over in a flash… We’ll have a rehearsal before because we’ve decided the easiest way to approach it, to do it, for an eight-minute slot that we have, is to do a medley of songs. So run one into the other. So that’s what we’ll rehearse, to get that sorted out.”
JUDAS PRIEST are set to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next month, receiving the Musical Excellence Award.
The members of JUDAS PRIEST to be inducted include current members Rob Halford (vocals), Ian Hill (bass), Glen Tipton and Scott Travis, along with former members K.K. Downing, Les Binks and late drummer Dave Holland.