Although they didn’t manage to enter the Top5 of the Fan vote, Judas Priest will be inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, earning the “Musical Excellence” award.
The award for Musical Excellence is given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.
According to the Hall Of Fame, the Judas Priest members that will get inducted 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.
Rob Halford made a statement about the band’s former members who are also inducted: “”They have every right to be a part of the event,” he said. “I’m very pleased for everybody. There’s no bitterness. There’s no angst. There’s not that kind of stuff that’s lingering. If there is you have to push all that away. You have to push it to the side and just understand and accept and respect this wonderful opportunity and what it represents in terms of recognition and a celebration.”
Halford went on to say that Tipton will likely attend the ceremony, which will be held at Microsoft Theater on November 5th.