An excerpt of Judas Priest’s new song “Lightning Strike” was released by the band in their official Instagram.
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Rob Halford said that Judas Priest’s upcoming album, “Firepower”, contains some of the band’s best material to date.
The Metal Gods spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014’s “Redeemer Of Souls” with the band’s longtime collaborator Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Testament, Accept) and engineer Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath).
The Metal God, Rob Halford shared the letter his band received from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame informing them that they failed to make the 2018 class of Rock Hall inductees.
Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars and Nina Simone will be the ones inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be given an Early Influence award.
Despite having been eligible for induction since 1999, Judas Priest was only nominated for the first time this year.
During a December 13 interview with Mark and Neanderpaul of the 100.7 KSLX radio station in Phoenix, Arizona, Halford said that he received the news about the band being passed over for Rock Hall in a text from the band’s management. He then read the e-mail he received from the Rock Hall formally letting him know that his band would not be inducted in 2018.
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