Judas Priest was joined by guitarist Okay.Okay. Downing and drummer Les Binks for his or her Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame Efficiency final evening, November 5 on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, and you’ll try some fan-filmed footage beneath!
The band ripped via “You have Bought One other Factor Comin'”, “Breaking The Regulation” and “Residing After Midnight” in a nine-ish minute medley and naturally they sounded nice. The efficiency was additionally Judas Priest‘s first with Downing since 2009 and the primary with Binks since 1979.
“They outlined the sound we all know of heavy steel and their sound is unmistakable. And what are you able to say about Rob Halford‘s voice? By no means have screams coated such a spread. Is there any emotion that he cannot categorical?” stated Alice Cooper in his induction speech for the band.
“They’re electrifying on stage and one of many hardest-hitting dwell bands within the historical past of rock and roll. Priest has carried the flag of laborious rock and heavy steel proudly for one thing like 50 years, by no means wavering or following developments or pretending to be something however precisely what they’re,” Cooper stated. “They’re flying excessive tonight. A lot deserved and lengthy overdue.”
“I am the homosexual man within the band,” added Halford in his acceptance speech. “We name ourselves the heavy steel group which is all-inclusive, it doesn’t matter what your sexual identification is, what you seem like, or what you consider in or do not consider in. Everyone’s welcome.”
“We must always get out one other 50 years, however the pleasure about music is that it lives ceaselessly. And that is the rationale why we’re right here. We dwell for heavy steel. We dwell for music. And we’re residing for the Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame.”
Halford additionally acquired to stand up on stage with Dolly Parton to carry out “Jolene,” which is not fairly the photobombing however we’ll take it! Now we simply want a Halford and Parton collaboration album as a result of come on – they sound superior.
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