Judas Priest will be among the inductees of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame this year by receiving the ‘Musical Excellence’ award. Rob Halford expressed his excitement to Billboard.
Although Judas Priest was nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 and 2020, the band could not win any of them. Many musicians have thought that the band deserves to be there with several contributions to the music scene.
Previously, Rob Halford encouraged fans to vote for Judas Priest when the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame first announced that inductees would be revealed in May 2022. He stated that the band would be one of the significant representations of metal music if they could enter the Hall of Fame.
Recently, the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame declared that Judas Priest would be awarded ‘Musical Excellence,’ which made the band technically an inductee of the Hall of Fame, although they would not be among the 2022 class of inductees.
Rob Halford talked about it to Billboard in a recent interview. The rocker expressed his excitement to be among the inductees finally. As Halford stated, it is a sacred thing to be one of the representations of the metal scene in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.
According to Billboard, Rob Halford said:
“Wow, this is so exciting at last. At last, you know? And, glory hallelujah, there’s another metal band in the hall of fame! That’s the blessing we’ve all been waiting for.”
Judas Priest and the fans have been waiting for the band to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame for a long time. This year, the band will be one of the inductees by winning the ‘Musical Excellence’ award.