Judas Priest shall be inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame through the Musical Excellence Award this 12 months (versus the usual Performers Award) as their present lineup plus former guitarist Ok.Ok. Downing and former drummers Les Binks and Dave Holland. And for the primary time since his departure in 2011, Downing will carry out with Judas Priest on the ceremony.
This in fact has prompted the query of if there’s any probability Downing will return to Judas Priest because the band information their upcoming new album. In an interview with the Detroit Metro Occasions, Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill says he does not suppose time is on the band’s aspect for that proper now, however to not fully rule the concept out. So do not get excited, however y’know – do not not get excited both. We’ll see what occurs.
“I feel time is just not on our aspect for that, you recognize? By no means say by no means, put it like that. He is gonna be there on the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame anyway. He is gonna stand up and play some songs with us there. It would kickstart one thing; I do not know. Then again, he may pull us all aside. [Laughs]”
In a earlier interview, Downing spoke on performing with the band on the Rock Corridor, saying he hopes it reminds followers of why the cherished Judas Priest within the first place.
“I feel we have most likely received eight or 9 minutes. I am not even going to have the ability to break a sweat. The principle factor is to signify the perspective and hopefully the legend of what Judas Priest is and has develop into and what it means to all people who’s been on that very lengthy journey via the a long time with the band. And hopefully it would simply sort of remind folks and convey again some cherished reminiscences of the heavy steel parking heaps all world wide.”
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