KK DOWNING confirms he will perform with JUDAS PRIEST at ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME induction

KK Downing stressed to Absolute classic rock which will lead with it Priest Judas In the next band Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. “I think we probably have eight or nine minutes,” he said. “I won’t even be able to break a sweat. The main thing is to represent the situation and I hope it’s a legend Priest Judas He became and what it means to everyone who has been on that very long journey through the decades with the band. We hope it will just be a reminder to people and bring back some cherished memories on Heavy Metal car parks around the world.”

Downing he said that Why BinxAnd the a priestA drummer from 1977 to 1979, he will also play with the band at the event and added that it would be like riding his proverbial bike, after more than a decade of playing with the guitarist last time. a priest. “That’s what I’ve done many times,” Downing He said. “It’s almost like having a beer, not to mention riding a bike. It’s an integral part of me. It’s what I do. So it’s going to be something to look forward to, just to stand there and turn on the amps and do it all over again, in that short moment in time.”

a priest He will receive the Music Excellence Award at next month’s event, which he will be honoring EminemAnd the Dolly PartonAnd the rotation rotationAnd the Lionel RichieAnd the Pat BenatarAnd the EURYTHMICS And the Carly Simon In the category of performers.

according to Hall of FameThe Priest Judas Members to be recruited include existing members Rob HalfordAnd the Ian Hill (deep voice)Glenn Tipton (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums), along with the former members DowningAnd the Binx The late drummer Dave Holland.

year 2022 rock hole The induction ceremony will take place on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Will be broadcasting later in the day HBO and flow on HBO Max. There will also be simultaneous radio broadcasts SiriusXM‘s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio Channel 310.

earlier in the month, Halford Tell Absolute classic rock that a priest The camp was in contact with him Downing And the Binx About the upcoming induction, and “Everyone was so cool and in agreement. He was just there [an attitude of]”Let’s just enjoy this opportunity and crowd and put everything in 11,” he said.

despite Halford Can yet confirm whether Downing or Binx I will join a priest On stage during rock hole The singer said that both former members would share some capacity.

“We’re going to play live because there’s all this roaring: How are we going to do that? Because we want to try to make the best of things,” Halford He said. “So the best things that are going to happen is to involve all the people involved in the induction — which, obviously, includes, K And the for himAnd the Dave. So, we’ve sorted things out, so we’re going to play live. We have, like, eight minutes and 24 and a half seconds to play live.”

He added: “We’ve got some really cool stuff going on at night that’s going to be kept as secret as most people do because you don’t want to give everything away. But yeah, look: a group of guys being recruited from the UK, from the West Midlands, Birmingham heavy metal band. , in this great institution. So we will make the most of it and have a great night and live a lot of metal memories.”

earlier this month, Travis . said “Rocker Morning Show”‘s Mark Frankhaus subordinate 107.7 SAR a radio station a priest will play a ‘mix’ of ‘a priest Classics “in rock hole Induction ceremony.

Last May, just days after it was announced a priest It will be entered in rock hole this year, Downing He was asked which song or songs he would like to perform a priest At the induction ceremony. He replied, “Oh, wow. I don’t really know what the setting is or what it could be—whether Glenn– who is battling Parkinson’s disease but was on the road playing during the apparition a priestThe latest North American tour, performance “Metal Gods”And the “Breaking the law” And the “Life After Midnight” – “It will be there and we will all be… I know Glenn It only plays some shorter songs. And if that’s the case, I’m sure the songs will be anyway Glenn He will be able to feel comfortable with him. And that’s fine, and that’s okay. But I don’t think it’s about, really, what the music program is going to be; I think it’s just about that and it can happen the way people want and expect it to happen. We have to see. And it depends on what people want to happen, including me. I’ll think well.”

Downing the left a priest in 2011 amid allegations of a feud over the band, poor management, and deteriorating performance quality.

in 2019, Downing He said he contacted him Priest Judas About participating in the group’s 50th anniversary tour but their response was that they weren’t interested in including him in the festivities.

in 2018, Downing He revealed that he sent two resignation letters to his bandmates when he decided to quit Priest Judas. The first was described as “a graceful exit note, implying a smooth retirement from the music”, while the second was “more grumpy, bringing out all his frustrations with certain parties”.

Downing He later said he thought the second letter was a “main reason” for not inviting him to rejoin a priest after, after TiptonThe decision to retire from tours.

in february, hill And the Halford Tell painting They would be happy to stand by them Downing In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Extrapolation later this year. “It’s not a problem for us, no.” hill He said. “ken She has been an integral part of this band for a very, very long time. He deserves to be there with the rest of us.” Halford I expected, “It won’t be as awkward as shred [Frehley] And the run out [Criss with KISS‘s Rock Hall induction]. I don’t think it would be embarrassing at all. I think you should let all that go because this is the night that counts. It’s the moment that counts—but, again, the adage, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”

Priest Judas It was on the ballot for rock hole in 2020, but failed to get enough votes to make that year’s class.

Having been eligible to boot since 1999, a priest He was also on the ballot for the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Famebut was eventually excluded from the list of recruits.

in 2019, Halford asked by Fox Sport 910‘s strange nation If fans are expected to see any of the ex a priest Members join the band on stage during a virtual period Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. He replied, “Something like Rock and Roll Hall of FameThere’s a tinge of “what if” [and] ‘whatever.’ It is an open book.

“I know what you’re implying, and as I had to do it [say] In the past, it was just a case of “wait and see,” and “go on.” “But it’s a celebration, 50 years since a priestOh man, that would be awesome. We have to get in, it would be great.”

After the host Kenny Sargent Subtract the original Kiss Controversial 2014 lineup rock hole extrapolation that at least partially overshadowed the musicians’ decision not to perform, Halford He said: “[PRIEST is] It’s not the first band this has happened to, and today, some things are turning out the way a lot of people would like them to.

“I was thinking about this a few days ago,” Halford added. And this thing came into my head:JimThe needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the needs of the one. Spock [in] ‘Star Trek’. When he goes into the radiation room. Isn’t that cool? …this is a T-shirt, or an inspirational card.”

Downing said earlier Rockin Metal Revival That there’s a very good chance he’ll perform with his former bandmates again if a priest I got the nod. “Oh, I totally think so,” he said. “I mean, why not, really? It’s something special. We’re all getting old now. These opportunities only come once in a lifetime. And it seems like it takes a long time to reach them.” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I’ve always said, there’s no such thing as a young legend, right? [Laughs] So, while we’re still here, it would be great to get that honor, put in a great performance and put him to bed.”

In his 2018 biography Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in a Judas PriestAnd the Downing wrote that he said Tipton And the a priest Associate Director Jane Andrews He has “hated ‘both’ since 1985.” Last year, he explained his revolution to traditional rock music Magazine: I was angry. Glenn have an affair with Gene From day one, I felt a bit like a john-And the-Yoko Situation. I didn’t like that.”

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