GLENN HUGHES Believes That JUDAS PRIEST And IRON MAIDEN Will Eventually Be Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

GLENN HUGHES Believes That JUDAS PRIEST And IRON MAIDEN Will Eventually Be Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Glenn Hughes believes that JUDAS PRIEST and IRON MAIDEN will eventually be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Even though artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single, iconic hard rock and metal groups like MAIDEN, PRIEST and MOTÖRHEAD have yet to be recognized by the institution, which inducted GUNS N' ROSES in that band's first year of eligibility.

Having been eligible for induction since 1999, JUDAS PRIEST was on the ballot for this year's class of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but ultimately didn't clinch the nomination.

Asked in a new interview with Meltdown of the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF which artists he thinks should be inducted into the Rock Hall, Glenn — who got the nod two years ago with DEEP PURPLE — responded (hear audio below): "Well, this is a tricky one for me, because I'm friends now with the president… I'm an ambassador for the Hall Of Fame. In 2016, brother, out of all those bands you saw, I was the only one that was asked to be an ambassador. And I've gone back to the Hall Of Fame many times…

Story continues after advertisement

"So, my feeling about who should be and who should not… I'm really good friends with the English dudes, PRIEST and MAIDEN; of course, I think both of those bands will get in," he said. "I think it's gonna take maybe a year or two; I think they'll get in. It took three or four times for PURPLE to get in — maybe three times. Unfortunately, Jon [Lord, keyboards] wasn't there to receive his award.

"It's difficult for me to comment, because there's so many great rock music that had longevity. For instance, BAD COMPANYFREE hasn't been in there. Paul's one of my dear friends — Paul Rodgers. So, it's bizarre, isn't it? And my friends in DEF LEPPARD, who sold a hundred and sixty million records."

Rock Hall rules state that artists become eligible a quarter century after their first records were released, but the Hall also claims that other "criteria include the influence and significance of the artists' contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock 'n' roll," which is, of course, open to interpretation.

Eligible for induction since 1999, KISS didn't get its first nomination until 2009, and was finally inducted in 2014.

PURPLE was eligible for the Rock Hall since 1993 but didn't get inducted until 2016.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).