Judas Priest’s Rob Halford On Bringing ‘More Metal’ To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
After decades of waiting to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Judas Priest‘s wish has finally been granted. The frontman Rob Halford seemed content with the decision and expressed his feelings in his recent chat with AXS TV.
Metal has been somewhat overlooked in the music industry during the evaluation process of nominees who should be honored or inducted into halls of fame. However, against all the odds, Judas Priest’s five decades-long success has finally paid off. The band will be inducted into the Rock Hall and receive an Excellence Award after waiting for decades.
“We waited so long for this great opportunity,” the rocker said while stressing that metal was finally getting more recognition. “It’s just this wonderful feeling of getting in the hallowed Halls, getting some more metal in the hallowed Halls.”
“For this to be happening in the middle of the tour, I think we’re in Sioux Falls or somewhere the day before the introduction. We fly in, do the show, and we’re back out on the road again,” continued Halford and referred to the band’s most recent tour. “It’s something that’s gonna be really spectacular. We know a lot of our fans are going to be there in the room, as well as the other recipients. So, it’s gonna be a really electric night.”
Judas Priest had been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since the late ’90s and had been nominated three times. The band will receive the ‘Musical Excellence Award,’ which will also honor Eminem, Dolly Parton, Pat Benatar, and other recipients.
The Rock Hall induction ceremony will take place on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will also air later on HBO, and stream on HBO Max.