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.
Judas Priest were formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band have sold over 50 million albums to date. They are frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands of all time.
Despite an innovative and pioneering body of work in the latter half of the 1970s, the band struggled with indifferent record production, repeated changes of drummer and lack of major commercial success or attention until 1980, when they adopted a more simplified sound on the album British Steel, which helped shoot them to rock superstar status.
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