Judas Preist’s frontman Rob Harford has shared the rejection letter his band received after being overlooked for next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Responding to the snub, Halford told Phoenix radio station 100.7 KSLX that he would have loved to have been picked. We’ve put over 10,000 hours in and more.
You can watch the video below of Halford speaking about it below.
And here is the band’s rejection letter
Thank you for embracing your nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While you didn’t garner enough votes for induction this year, you were part of a very select group of Hall of Fame nominees. Artists are frequently on the ballot multiple times before they are inducted. For example, Black Sabbath were nominated eight times before their induction, Patti Smith seven times, Solomon Burke nine times, and both the Beastie Boys and The Yardbirds were on the ballot three times before their respective inductions.
If you are touring or simply traveling nearby, please visit our museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Our six floors of exhibitions tell the remarkable history of rock and roll and how it changed the world. You’re part of that story and we’d love to share it with you. Again, congratulations on your nomination.
Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame