The iconic metal-fathers from Birmingham failed to enter the final 5 nominees voted by the public for this year’s “class” of Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame.
Actually, Priest got 365,999 votes that weren’t enough for a place in the Top5.
The five acts that topped the fan vote were: Duran Duran with 934,880 votes, Eminem at 684,237 votes Pat Benatar at 631,299 votes, Eurythmics (442,271) and Dolly Parton (393,796).
That doesn’t mean that the aforementioned five acts are inducted, but they will be tallied with the other ballots when the 2022 inductees are announced in May. “Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historian, and members of the music industry,” Rock Hall officials said in a statement. “Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.”
For the record this is actually the third time that Judas Priest come close to Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame after 2018 and 2020, although they’ve been eligible for induction since 1999.
Despite that metal fans all over the world will have the chance to see Priest at their ongoing “50 Heavy Metal Years” tour.