During a December 13th interview with Mark and Neanderpaul of the 100.7 KSLX radio station in Phoenix, Arizona, Rob Halford revealed that he learned about Judas Priest being passed over for Rock Hall in a text from his band’s management. He then read the e-mail he received from the Rock Hall formally letting him know that his band would not be inducted in 2018. Rage Against The Machine and Radiohead were also snubbed.
The full text of the e-mail is as follows:
“Thank you for embracing your nomination for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. While you didn’t garner enough votes for induction this year, you were part of a very select group of Hall Of Fame nominees.
“Artists are frequently on the ballot multiple times before they are inducted. For example, Black Sabbath were nominated eight times before their induction, Patti Smith seven times, Solomon Burke nine times, and both the Beastie Boys and The Yardbirds were on the ballot three times before their respective inductions.
“If you are touring or simply traveling nearby, please visit our museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Our six floors of exhibitions tell the remarkable history of rock and roll and how it changed the world. You’re part of that story and we’d love to share it with you.
“Again, congratulations on your nomination.
“My best, Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.”