Duran Duran, Rob Halford, Pat Benatar and several other different members of the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame class of 2022 have been in a celebratory temper after studying of their induction this morning.
The Rock Corridor will enshrine Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon as performers this yr, whereas Judas Priest will get in by way of the Musical Excellence Award.
A number of inductees expressed their pleasure and gratitude on social media at the moment, both in tweeted statements or temporary video conversations with Rock Corridor president and CEO Greg Harris.
“We’re thrilled and humbled to change into a part of the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame household,” Benatar and her husband and guitarist Neil Giraldo tweeted. “Thanks to everybody who voted, particularly the followers, and congratulations to all the opposite inductees.”
“We’re so honored and thrilled and completely happy,” mentioned John Taylor of Duran Duran, who additionally topped the Rock Corridor fan vote by a landslide. “We actually need to thank our followers, the folks which have been voting for us, actually, actually pushing, giving us the folks’s vote. We’re very pleased with that. Nick [Rhodes]’s engaged on his speech. We’ll see you in Los Angeles.”
Simon was feeling reflective and humbled to be in such rarefied firm when the Rock Corridor caught up together with her about her induction. “Properly, it’s so private as a result of it’s not gonna be that vital to anybody else,” she mentioned. “I imply, it’s type of good for different folks, in the event that they like me, to say, ‘Oh, I’m with Carly Simon,’ simply in the way in which that it’s nice for me to be with Todd Rundgren or Bob Dylan or the Doobie Brothers or Robert Johnson or, I imply, so many. I can’t even start to let you know how many individuals are my favorites.”
Parton, too, mentioned she would “gracefully” settle for her induction after beforehand asking to not be included within the voting course of. “I’m honored and humbled by the truth that I’ve been inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame. After all I’ll settle for it gracefully,” she tweeted. “Because of everybody that voted for me and to everybody on the @rockhall. I’ll proceed to work arduous and attempt to dwell as much as the glory.”
And what about Halford, whose band has lengthy been thought of one of many Rock Corridor’s largest snubs? “All I need is a self(ie) with Dolly Parton,” he jokingly instructed Billboard. The Steel God adopted a extra critical tone when addressing the importance of Judas Priest’s induction, making them arguably the third-ever steel band to grace the Rock Corridor following Black Sabbath and Metallica. “And glory hallelujah, there’s one other steel band in now,” he mentioned. “That’s the blessing we’ve all been ready for.”
Halford mentioned of the band receiving the Musical Excellence Award: “I believe it validates the actual musical journey that Judas Priest has been on since Rocka Rolla. … One minute we may be your Turbo Lover after which we may be your Painkiller, and the way wonderful it’s for a band to essentially seek for these alternatives throughout the style of heavy steel. So I believe the acknowledgment of Musical Excellence is a extremely candy addition.” You’ll be able to see extra reactions from the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame class of 2022 under.
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