Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford spoke in an interview with Full Metal Jackie and explained why Judas Priest should be in the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. He said (transcriped by Blabbermouth):
“Well, I think if you really understand what the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame stands for, it really is the quality of your work, the substance of what makes you a band. And so, as I know now, and I must admit it wasn’t until just recently that I really got to grasp what this represents, which is that your music, your body of work is really scrutinized — everything is scrutinized.
It’s not just the one song or one album or one tour or whatever; they look at absolutely everything. They really investigate everything about you as a band or solo artist, whatever.
So that, again, makes it more of a deeper and more of a meaningful moment for that reason alone.
They look at all of your music for 25 years plus, and so with Judas Priest, that’s from, say, ‘Rocka Rolla’ up to wherever we were 25 years later. And it’s easy to get lost, you know, when you’ve written so many songs and you’ve done so many things. You lose track yourself as a musician, being in a band that’s been… that had a great, long life in metal.
I mean, I put on ‘Rocka Rolla’ a few days ago and I was listening to tracks like ‘Dying To Meet You’ and ‘Run Of The Mill’ and I’m going, ‘Yeah, these are good songs.’ So it is quite… they do go really deep, and so that adds another dimension to, I think, the whole Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.“
Click here to entire interview via Blabbermouth.