Duran Duran, Judas Priest and Pat Benatar React to HOF Induction


Duran Duran, Rob Halford, Pat Benatar and numerous other customers of the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame course of 2022 had been in a celebratory mood just after discovering of their induction this morning.

The Rock Hall will enshrine Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon as performers this calendar year, although Judas Priest will get in by using the Musical Excellence Award.

Various inductees expressed their excitement and gratitude on social media these days, either in tweeted statements or temporary video discussions with Rock Hall president and CEO Greg Harris.

“We are thrilled and humbled to turn into part of the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame family,” Benatar and her partner and guitarist Neil Giraldo tweeted. “Thank you to everyone who voted, particularly the enthusiasts, and congratulations to all the other inductees.”

“We are so honored and thrilled and pleased,” stated John Taylor of Duran Duran, who also topped the Rock Hall admirer vote by a landslide. “We seriously want to thank our lovers, the people today that have been voting for us, really, really pushing, giving us the people’s vote. We’re extremely very pleased of that. Nick [Rhodes]’s doing the job on his speech. We’ll see you in Los Angeles.”

Simon was sensation reflective and humbled to be in this sort of rarefied organization when the Rock Hall caught up with her about her induction. “Well, it’s so particular for the reason that it is not gonna be that crucial to anyone else,” she explained. “I suggest, it is sort of great for other people today, if they like me, to say, ‘Oh, I’m with Carly Simon,’ just in the way that it is excellent for me to be with Todd Rundgren or Bob Dylan or the Doobie Brothers or Robert Johnson or, I indicate, so quite a few. I cannot even start out to notify you how many persons are my favorites.”

Parton, also, said she would “gracefully” take her induction after earlier asking not to be included in the voting process. “I am honored and humbled by the actuality that I have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame. Of training course I will acknowledge it gracefully,” she tweeted. “Many thanks to every person that voted for me and to all people at the @rockhall. I will carry on to get the job done challenging and check out to reside up to the honor.”


And what about Halford, whose band has lengthy been considered one particular of the Rock Hall’s largest snubs? “All I want is a self(ie) with Dolly Parton,” he jokingly explained to Billboard. The Steel God adopted a far more significant tone when addressing the importance of Judas Priest’s induction, building them arguably the 3rd-at any time metal band to grace the Rock Corridor pursuing Black Sabbath and Metallica. “And glory hallelujah, there’s one more steel band in now,” he stated. “That’s the blessing we’ve all been ready for.”

Halford reported of the band receiving the Musical Excellence Award: “I consider it validates the serious musical journey that Judas Priest has been on since Rocka Rolla. … 1 minute we can be your Turbo Lover and then we can be your Painkiller, and how amazing it is for a band to seriously look for for those prospects in just the style of large steel. So I believe the acknowledgment of Musical Excellence is a definitely sweet addition.” You can see extra reactions from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame course of 2022 under.

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