In a recent interview, frontman Rob Halford of Judas Priest revealed that the band has been in touch with former guitarist and founding member K.K. Downing about the induction ceremony into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, to be held on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony will air at a later date on HBO and be streamed on HBO Max.
The Hall Of Fame will induct current members Halford, Ian Hill (bass), Glenn Tipton (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums), besides former members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and late drummer Dave Holland.
Judas Priest‘s team has been in contact with K.K. Downing and Les Binks.
“Everybody’s been very cool and agreeing. There’s just been ‘Let’s just relish this opportunity and jam and put everything on 11.'”
The singer continues:
“We are gonna play live because there is all this roar: How are we gonna do it? Because we want to try and make the best things happen. So the best things to happen are to bring in all of the people that are included in the induction — which includes, obviously, K.K. and Les, and Dave. So, we’ve been able to work things out, so we will be playing live. We’ve got, like, eight minutes and 24 seconds and a half-second to play live.
We’ve got a couple of cool things that are gonna take place on the night that will be held under wraps like most people do because you don’t want to give everything away. But yeah, look: A bunch of guys from the U.K., from the West Midlands, a Birmingham band of heavy metal, is being inducted into this great institution. So we’re gonna make the most of it and have a great night out and live a lot of metal memories.”