Judas Priest in Fight for Fifth Place for Rock Hall Nominations!
As reported by Ultimate-Guitar.com.
This December the Class Of 2018 of Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame will finally be announced, and the induction ceremony will be taking place next year on April 14 at Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.
Out of 19 nominated bands and artists, the five top ones are Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, Rage Against The Machine, and Judas Priest. What is interesting is that at this moment Judas Priest is in lead over Eurythmics by just 1,300 votes, as reported by Cleveland.com. The current fifth place that Priest have taken is really important for them since only the five top spots are going to be placed on a fan ballot, added to the pool of other ballots from previous inductees, journalists, and rock historians.
Judas Priest have recently shared a video to call their fans out to vote. Check it out below:
In an interview with Eddie Trunk, vocalist Rob Halford has discussed Rock Hall and the band's nomination, by saying (transcribed by UG):
"And for Priest it's been 40 years of blood, sweat and tears, and we've been slugging away... And I don't mean that in a bad way, I mean that in a loving way. You know how much we love heavy metal music.
"We had the great joy and pleasure of almost now making our 18th studio album over four decades, and loving every minute of it. So to get this to come along now is a boost. It's a real boost, it makes you feel good within the band, within the fans that look out for Priest around the world, and for heavy metal music more than anything else.
"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is more than rock and roll. It kind of ventured up into another language besides rock 'n' roll. Which in my opinion I think it should, because it's the only body that represents music in this broad spectrum.
"So to have another heavy metal act potentially inducted is important."