JUDAS PRIEST members Ian Hill (bass) and Rob Halford (vocals) recently told Billboard that they would be fine standing beside former guitarist K.K. Downing at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction later this year, if the band were to get on the ballot.
“It’s not a problem to us, no,” Hill said. “Ken was an integral part of this band for a very, very long time. He deserves to be there along with the rest of us.” Halford added, “It won’t be as awkward as Ace [Frehley] and Peter [Criss with KISS’s Rock Hall induction]. I don’t think it’ll be awkward at all. I think you have to let all of that go because it’s the night that matters. It’s the moment that matters — but, again, the proverbial saying, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”
JUDAS PRIEST have been on the ballot for the Rock Hall twice already, once in 2018 and again in 2020, yet failed to receive enough votes for induction.
On Wednesday (February 2), it was announced that JUDAS PRIEST were among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s class of 2022. Inductees will be announced in May with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2022 induction ceremony taking place in the fall.
JUDAS PRIEST have been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1999.