JUDAS PRIEST FAILS TO MAKE INDUCTION FOR THE 2020 CLASS OF THE ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME, GUITARIST RICHIE FAULKNER TWEETS, “THE ROCK HALL HOLDS NO CREDIBILITY FOR ME AND NEVER HAS”
It has been reported that Judas Priest has been passed over, once again, for induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. The band were on the ballot for induction this year, but failed to receive enough votes to make the class of 2020.
In light of the latest snub, guitarist Richie Faulkner tweeted back to a fan who wrote. “WAIT. Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails and Biggie Smalls BEFORE @judaspriest in #RockHall2020? How do I explain this to my child if I don’t understand it? #MetalForever #HeavyMetal” Then Richie replied, “Doesn’t make sense does it kenny? Hence why the rock hall holds no credibility for me and never has RHRF DOTF”
He continued in a separate tweet, “I’ve said it before but 50 years in and still making music, touring the globe to the best fans in the world is the biggest accolade I can think of. These institutions are founded on what these guys helped create and to not be included is a total joke. I have spoken haha”
He added, “If you wanna call it the ROCK hall, then you should START with a healthy foundation of ROCK (in all its forms) to build on. The founding brothers and sisters that created and developed our beloved style of music and aided it’s evolution. Otherwise, what does it mean?”
Even though artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single, iconic hard rock and metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, have yet to be recognized by the institution, whom also dragged their heels when it came to inducting Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and KISS. Deep Purple’s induction was aided by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, who voiced his disdain that Metallica got in before the band whom influenced them.