Judas Priest Among 2022 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Judas Priest are set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year. The ceremony will be held on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA and the other inductees include: Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Harry Belafonte, Elizabeth Cotten, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine, and Sylvia Robinson.

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford told Billboard the following:

“The other day I was just noodling on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame site … and when you look at the list of talent in there, it’s absolutely extraordinary. It’s a very, very important institution for recognizing various people that have been in music since music began, right from the beginning of rock ‘n’ roll. To be part of that is, like, wow… And glory hallelujah, there’s another metal band in now. That’s the blessing we’ve all been waiting for.”

He also added the following about being inducted as part of the “Musical Excellence Award”:

“That’s totally unexpected. That’s just a very extra thrill to have that. They really look at you beyond the simple band that you are. They really dig deep as to this album and that album this song and that song. I think that really supports what we’ve always tried to do. I think it validates the real musical adventure that Judas Priest has been on since Rocka Rolla (in 1974).

We’re a band that has taken you through many, many different, many dimensions, of metal. We’ve always called ourselves a classic metal band, but we’re a hard band to pin down. One minute we can be your Turbo Lover and then we can be your Painkiller, and how amazing it is for a band to really search for those opportunities within the genre of heavy metal. So I think the acknowledgement of Musical Excellence is a really sweet addition.”

Halford also confirmed that several former members of the band will be included in the induction including K.K. Downing, Les Binks, and Dave Holland:

“They have every right to be a part of the event. I’m very pleased for everybody. There’s no bitterness. There’s no angst. There’s not that kind of stuff that’s lingering. If there is you have to push all that away. You have to push it to the side and just understand and accept and respect this wonderful opportunity and what it represents in terms of recognition and a celebration.”

Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest, Eminem, Etc. Nominated For 2022 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

The nominees have been revealed for the 2022 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. They include the following: Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest, Eminem, MC5, Pat Benatar, Devo, Eurythmics, Fela Kuti, Beck, Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick, New York Dolls, A Tribe Called Quest, Dolly Parton, Kate Bush, Lionel Richie, and Duran Duran. The inductees will be revealed in May and you can participate in the fan vote HERE.

Paul McCartney To Induct Foo Fighters Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Paul McCartney is set to induct Foo Fighters into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The ceremony will take place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse In Cleveland, OH on October 30 and it will air on HBO and HBO Max on November 20. Here’s the full list of confirmed guests:

* Angela Bassett inducting Tina Turner, with performances by Christina Aguilera, Mickey Guyton, H.E.R. and Bryan Adams
* Taylor Swift inducting Carole King, with performances by Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson
* Drew Barrymore inducting The Go-Go’S
* Paul McCartney inducting Foo Fighters
* Lionel Richie inducting Clarence Avant for the Ahmet Ertegun Award

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Foo Fighters Among 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Foo Fighters are set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year. The ceremony will be held on October 30 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse In Cleveland, OH and the other inductees include: The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, and Tina Turner. Randy Rhoads, LL Cool J, and Billy Preston will also be receiving “Musical Excellence” awards during the event, while Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, and Gil Scott-Heron will be receiving “Early Influence” awards. Clarence Avant, founder of Sussex Records, will also receive the “Ahmet Ertegun Award.”

Date And Venue Announced For 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

It has been confirmed that the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH on October 30. As previously reported, this year’s nominees include: Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, The New York Dolls, Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. The official inductees will be announced in May and you can currently participate in a fan vote HERE.

Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. They include: Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, The New York Dolls, Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. The official inductees will be announced in May with the ceremony set to take place in Cleveland, OH this fall. The fan vote is open HERE.

Watch Trent Reznor’s Acceptance Speech For Nine Inch Nails’ 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Nine Inch Nails were officially inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during a virtual event last night (November 7). You can watch Trent Reznor’s acceptance speech below. Other artists inducted this year include: Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and T-Rex.

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, & Rage Against The Machine Members To Pay Tribute To Eddie Van Halen During 2020 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) will be paying tribute to the late great Eddie Van Halen during the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. The virtual event will air on HBO and HBO Max on November 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and the following artists will be inducted: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex.

2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live Induction Ceremony Cancelled, Television Special Announced

The 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now be replaced by a television special, which fans can watch on HBO and HBO Max on November 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. As previously reported, this year’s inductees include: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex.

2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Rescheduled For November

The 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony is now set to take place at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on November 7. This news comes after the event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. As previously reported, this year’s inductees include: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex.