JUDAS PRIEST have failed to make it into the top five of the 2022 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Fan Vote, pulling in 365,999 votes. That number comes up close to 28,000 less than country music singer Dolly Parton.
British pop rock act DURAN DURAN finished out on top with 934,880 votes, who were followed by Eminem at 684,237 votes and singer Pat Benatar at 631,299 votes.
EURYTHMICS received 442,271 votes while Dolly secured 393,796, putting them in the fourth and fifth places.
The five artists with the most votes will comprise a “fan ballot” that will be tallied with the other ballots when the 2022 inductees are announced in May.
The Rock Hall will not make an artist eligible for nomination unless an individual artist or group released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.
JUDAS PRIEST’s “Rocka Rolla” album was released in 1974.
“Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historian, and members of the music industry,” Rock Hall officials said in a statement. “Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.”
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2022 induction ceremony will take place this fall. No date or venue have yet to be announced.