Judas Priest was been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a third time this year. And while frontman Rob Halford believes that the band will be inducted “eventually,” he’d like it to happen sooner rather than later.
The Metal God tells The Boston Globe, “We’re keeping our fingers crossed that we do get in. Personally, I’d love it. I think there’s nothing wrong in celebrating each other’s achievements. Because we all do the same thing. It doesn’t matter whether we’re in a country and western band or a soul band or a rapper, we all do the same thing. There’s a connectivity in the craft that we make.”
Adds the 70-year-old rocker. “We’ll wait and see. I think it’s gonna happen eventually. When I’m alive, please, would be nice.”
Judas Priest is currently out on its delayed 50th anniversary tour: The actual anniversary was 2020, but of course, nobody was touring then.
“Everybody’s been very cool about stretching out the timeline of the 50th anniversary,” Halford notes. “We’re focusing on a band that has been in the heavy metal world for 50 years, which is an extraordinary event anyway. So why shouldn’t we keep celebrating it?”
The band’s next show takes places this Saturday, April 2, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
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