Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, Etc. Nominated For 2023 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

The nominees have been revealed for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. They include: Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, The White Stripes, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Joy Division/New Order, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, Willie Nelson, The Spinners, A Tribe Called Quest, and Warren Zevon. The inductees will be announced in May and you can vote on your favorites HERE. The ceremony is expected to take place this fall with further details still pending.

Watch Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Perform With Lionel Richie At 2022 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

On November 5, Lionel Richie performed The Commodores’ “Easy“ live with Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl during the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Official footage of the entire ceremony will air on November 19 via HBO.

Watch Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Perform With Eminem At Rock And Roll Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Last night (November 5), Eminem performed “Sing For The Moment” live with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler during the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. You can see footage of that below. For those unaware, the track features a sample from Aerosmith’s “Dream On.” On another note, the rapper was also joined by Ed Sheeran for a performance of “Stan.”

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Among Special Guests Who Joined Dolly Parton For “Jolene” Performance At Rock And Roll Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Last night (November 5), Dolly Parton was joined by numerous guests for a special performance during the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. You can see footage of the country singer playing her classic track “Jolene” with Rob Halford (Judas Preist), P!nk, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Pat Benatar, and more below. Official footage of the entire ceremony will air on November 19 via HBO.

Watch Judas Priest Reunite With K.K. Downing & Les Binks During Rock And Roll Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Last night (November 5), Judas Priest were officially inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during a ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The band, who received the “Musical Excellence Award,” also performed a live medley during the event. Fan-filmed footage of the performance, which saw the group joined by former guitarist K.K. Downing and former drummer Les Binks, can be seen below. Official footage of the entire ceremony will air on November 19 via HBO.

Les Binks Says Judas Priest Will Perform With Three Guitarists And Two Drummers At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

During a recent interview with Chaoszine, ex-Judas Priest drummer Les Binks confirmed that he will be performing with the band during the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 5. As a result, the group will be playing with a lineup consisting of three guitarists and two drummers.

Binks said the following:

“The category that they put the band in, it looked like we weren’t actually gonna be performing. Well, all of that has changed now, and it appears that we will be performing.

This is gonna be one for the books. You’ll have a situation where we have K.K. [Downing] in the band again, which nobody thought was ever gonna happen. Richie Faulkner is gonna be performing as well, although Richie is not actually being inducted, because the way the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame system works, it has to go back, I think, 20 or 25 years or something. Richie doesn’t go back that far [with PRIEST]… So he’ll be there. That’s two guitarists. And then, of course, you’ve got Glenn [Tipton]; and he will be performing as well, apparently. Now, I know he’s got some health issues at the moment, but all being well, that’s the plan.

So JUDAS PRIEST with not two guitarist but three. [Laughs] And two drummers. I’ll be playing with Scott Travis as well. Scott’s being inducted as well, obviously; he’s been in the band a long time.

So that should be quite an interesting experience, in L.A. You’ve never seen anything like that before, and you’re not likely to see it again, I think.

We only have an eight-minute slot, which is not very long; it’ll be over in a flash… We’ll have a rehearsal before because we’ve decided the easiest way to approach it, to do it, for an eight-minute slot that we have, is to do a medley of songs. So run one into the other. So that’s what we’ll rehearse, to get that sorted out.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Judas Priest To Perform Medley Of Classics During Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Judas Priest drummer Scott Travis has confirmed that the band are planning to perform a medley of classics when they get inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later this year. That ceremony is currently scheduled to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on November 5.

Travis said the following about the group’s induction during an appearance on the “Rocker Morning Show“:

“Naturally, it’s a super honor. I always felt that Priest would get in eventually, only because you can’t have something called the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and not have Judas Priest in it. So there were a couple of events prior to this year where we were nominated — I think that’s the right word; I’m not sure — but we were in the running. And we didn’t quite get in, but I was always confident. Priest will get in eventually, and same thing with some of the bands that aren’t in yet — they will get in. But yeah, it’s a super honor. And there’s nothing else you can say about it, really. It’s pretty cool.”

He also added the following about their plans to perform during the event:

“…They give you a limited amount of time ’cause there’s obviously lots of artists that are gonna be performing. So they gave us a set amount of time to perform. And we decided we’re gonna try and work in a medley and do some of the Priest classics and put ’em all into a medley, which we’ve never done before. So it should be interesting.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rob Halford Says He Was “Pissed” When He Found Out Judas Priest Would Be Receiving The “Musical Excellence” Award At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

During a recent interview with Arizona Republic, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford opened up about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s decision to induct the band as part of the “Musical Excellence Award.” The frontman says when he initially received the news he was “pissed.”

Halford said the following:

“Why haven’t they given us the the same title as all of our friends. Black Sabbath, for example. There’s a different tag, isn’t there?”

“I was pissed. I was a bit pissed. At the end of the day, does it matter? Some days, I go, ‘No, it doesn’t matter. We’re in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Be grateful. Shut the hell up.’

And then there are other days where I’m like, ‘God damn, why did they give us the Musical Excellence Award?’ Because it sounds very, you know, grandiose. ‘The Musical Excellence Award, reserved for blah, blah, blah.'”

“And I’m like, ‘Yeah, but I want to be with that bunch of musicians over there that have got the performance or whatever it is that they’ve got.’ I don’t know why they gave us the Musical Excellence Award. I have no clue.

I just felt a little bit like, ‘Well, Sabbath got this. So why can’t we have that?’ Not that I’m jealous of Sabbath. I’m just talking about this tag that they give it.

Why do they put these tags on the damn thing? Why don’t they go, ‘Welcome. You’re in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ and leave it at that.

A lot of our fans went, ‘What the hell?’ ‘Oh, you know, they’re a great band. They are an excellent band.’ ‘But why put the musical excellence? Why don’t you give them like everybody else has got?'”

“And on the other side, it’s like, ‘Great. Everybody else got that and we got shafted with this.’ (laughs) Judas Priest are still the Rodney Dangerfield of heavy metal. They can’t get no respect.”

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.