Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Judas Priest to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Judas Priest are among the artists to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later this year.

The band are being honored with the Musical Excellence Award alongside fellow winners Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; it is given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.

Formed in Birmingham in 1969 and fronted by original vocalist Al Atkins, it was the arrival of Rob Halford in 1973 and their debut album, “Rocka Rolla”, a year later that launched Judas Priest on an international basis while going on to create a catalog of 18 studio albums and worldwide sales of almost 50 million copies.

The 2022 inductees will include current members Halford, bassist Ian Hill, guitarist Glenn Tipton and drummer Scott Travis, along with former members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and late drummer Dave Holland.

“We are thrilled and honored to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022,” says the band. “This is also a great moment for British Heavy Metal, Metal worldwide and our amazing fans who support us and keep flying the flag for Metal and Judas Priest!”

Judas Priest enter the Rock Hall on their third nomination, following similar recognition in 2018 and in 2020.

Seven acts were honored in the performer category, including Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon; singer Harry Belafonte and folk/blues artist Elizabeth Cotten were recognized with the Early Influence Award; and, artist manger Allen Grubman, producer/music executive Jimmy Iovine, and original hip-hop mogul Sylvia Robinson will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

The 37 th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA; it will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max, along with a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310 and SiriusXM’s Volume channel 106.

Ticket details for the event will be announced at a later date.

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