JUDAS PRIESTdidn’t make the highest 5 of this yr’s Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame Fan Vote. The British metallic veterans had 365,999 votes, about 28,000 lower than nation music legend Dolly Parton.
DURAN DURAN completed out on prime with 934,880 votes, adopted by Eminem at 684,237 votes and Pat Benatar at 631,299 votes. EURYTHMICS (442,271) and Parton (393,796) got here in at fourth and fifth place, respectively.
The 5 artists with essentially the most votes will comprise a “fan poll” that might be tallied with the opposite ballots when the 2022 inductees are introduced in Could. To be eligible for nomination, a person artist or band should have launched its first industrial recording not less than 25 years previous to the yr of nomination.
“Nominee ballots are despatched to a global voting physique of greater than 1,000 artists, historian, and members of the music trade,” Rock Corridor officers stated in an announcement. “Elements resembling an artist’s musical affect on different artists, size and depth of profession and the physique of labor, innovation and superiority in model and approach are considered.”
The Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame 2022 induction ceremony will happen this fall. The date, venue and on-sale info might be introduced later.
Based on the Corridor Of Fame, the JUDAS PRIEST members that will get inducted would come with present members Rob Halford (vocals),Ian Hill (bass),Glenn Tipton (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums),together with former members Ok.Ok. Downing (guitar),Les Binks (drums) and late drummer Dave Holland.
JUDAS PRIEST was beforehand on the poll for Rock Corridor induction in 2020, however didn’t obtain sufficient votes to make that yr’s class.
Having been eligible for induction since 1999, PRIEST was additionally on the poll for the 2018 class of the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame, however was finally unnoticed of the inductee listing.
Again in October 2020, Halford stated that the heavy metallic style “hasn’t been revered sufficient” by the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame. Requested in an interview with Phrase In Your Ear if he was “bothered” by the truth that PRIEST hasn’t been inducted into the Rock Corridor but, Halford stated: “Nicely, let’s put it this manner. You’ve got all of those establishments right here in America — you have bought the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame for music; you have bought the Basketball Corridor Of Fame; you have bought the Baseball Corridor Of Fame; Soccer — you have bought all of those locations the place, I believe primarily, it is only a very nice, cool recognition of what you have finished, the work that you’ve got finished and the issues that you’ve got achieved, the place that you’ve got been put at, and so forth and so forth.
“So, am I bothered if we ever get in? Not likely. However I believe we do need to be in there. As a result of I take a look at the listing of individuals which are in there, and I really feel that we now have a spot. And it might not solely be for JUDAS PRIEST — it might be for British music, notably British heavy metallic music, and that is an exquisite achievement. [BLACK] SABBATH are in there, which is nice. However I’ve at all times stated that so far as what the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame represents, the style of heavy metallic music hasn’t actually been sorted sufficient and revered sufficient.
“So, I might prefer to really feel that finally we’ll get in.”
Though artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame 25 years after the discharge of their first album or single, iconic onerous rock and metallic bands like PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN and MOTÖRHEAD have but to be acknowledged by the establishment, which inducted GUNS N’ ROSES in that group’s first yr of eligibility.
The Rock Corridor did not induct BLACK SABBATH till 2006, and METALLICA adopted three years later.
Eligible for induction since 1999, KISS did not get its first nomination till 2009, and was lastly inducted in 2014.
DEEP PURPLE was eligible for the Rock Corridor since 1993 however did not get inducted till 2016.
After the 2020 Rock Corridor inductees have been introduced in January of that yr, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner stated that it made no sense that DEPECHE MODE, Whitney Houston, NINE INCH NAILS and Biggie Smalls have been going into the Rock Corridor earlier than PRIEST. “Therefore why the Rock Corridor holds no credibility for me and by no means has,” he tweeted.