Steel Panther drummer Stix Zadinia was the latest interview guest of Audio Ink Radio’s Anne Erickson and talked about the bands which could not be selected as ‘Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’ yet.

While talking about the presence of Pearl Jam in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, Stix indicated that it’s ridiculous to not have bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, especially after all those things they’ve done for the genre.

Here is the statements of Stix:

“When you talk about rock and roll, and you have hip-hop artists in there, and you don’t have heavy metal artists in there… I mean, how do you not include judas priest and Iron Maden in the rock and roll hall of fame?

It’s mind-blowing. So, you’ve got pearl jam in the rock and roll hall of fame, but you don’t have judas priest, who started in the ’70s and is still going? That is shameful. And I’m not taking anything away from Pearl Jam, but the fact that Priest and Maiden and what they’ve done for the genre of music that they’re in, and they get passed over…”

He continued:

“How do you justify that? How do you go, ‘you know what? No.’ who says no? It’s a joke to me, and it feels like a popularity contest… I guess it’s a sore spot for me because there are so many bands that I think deserve to be in before other bands that are in.

“Yeah, an artist like Joan Jett — a trailblazer, right? Been doing it forever. And then put her career up against judas priest or iron maiden. And I don’t understand what the difference is — why one gets in, and why one doesn’t get in. It doesn’t make sense to me. But I digress.”

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