Rage Against The Machine and Judas Priest did not make it to the top five of this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Fan Vote. They got around 365,999 votes, which is 28,000 less than country music legend Dolly Parton who got fourth place.
Duran Duran won the poll with over 934.880 votes, following which Eminem placed second at 684,237 votes and Pat Benatar at 631,299 votes. Eurythmics came in fourth place with 442,271 votes and Parton came in at fifth place with 393,796 votes.
When the 2022 inductees are announced in May, a fan ballot will be tallied with the top five artists. The artist or band must have their first commercial recording released at least 25 years before the year of nomination to be eligible.
Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry, Rock Hall officials said. They also added that factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation, and superiority in style and technique are also taken into consideration for the nominees.
The induction ceremony of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2022 will take place this fall, as the exact date, venue, and other information will be released later.
The Hall of Fame stated that the following Judas Priest members will be inducted: Rob Halford, Ian Hill, Glenn Tipton, Scott Travis, KK Downing, Les Binks, and Dave Holland.
Judas Priest was also on the ballot in 2020, but they didn’t get enough votes on the ballot.
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Fan Voting:
Duran Duran, 908229 Votes
Pat Benatar, 609642
Dolly Parton, 384069
Judas Priest, 354662
Carly Simon, 324346
Lionel Richie, 294261
Kate Bush, 202088
Rage Against The Machine, 185673
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) April 27, 2022