JUDAS PRIEST are set to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this year, receiving the Musical Excellence Award at the event.
The JUDAS PRIEST members to be inducted will include current members Rob Halford (vocals),Ian Hill (bass),Glenn Tipton (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums),along with former members K.K. Downing (guitar),Les Binks (drums) and late drummer Dave Holland.
In a brand new interview with Rolling Stone, Halford was asked if the institution made “the right calls” in terms of which members of JUDAS PRIEST would be included for induction. Rob responded: “Absolutely, yes. Absolutely. In terms of ticking the boxes of how long you’ve got to be in, and this, that and the other, yes. Whoever has been attached and related to JUDAS PRIEST has had a role to play. I think the significance of the way they’ve chosen these particular musicians is correct.”
When asked if he would be open to performing live with Downing and Binks at the ceremony, Halford said: “Absolutely. As I said before, you’ve got to push aside anything that gets in the way. You’ve got to remove the emotional clutter and just reference this great celebration. Otherwise, if you don’t do that, and you leave the building, a couple of years later you’ll go, ‘What the hell? Why didn’t we do that?’ It’s a few hours, but those few hours last forever.
“We’ve seen it time and time again with the Rock Hall. ‘She’s coming, he’s not coming, why isn’t he coming? He said this, and he said that,'” he continued. “All this drama. The music matters. It’s all about the music. It’s all about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.”
The 2022 Rock Hall induction ceremony will be held on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max.