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With every Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class comes a debate on who was snubbed, and metalheads are none too pleased about the lack of metal representation in the 2020 class, despite Judas Priest and Motorhead being nominated.

Among those metalheads is Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner. Faulkner was fielding various fan questions today (January 15) via Twitter, and gave the following four answers to fans about the snub:

-“Doesn’t make sense does it…Hence why the rock hall holds no credibility for me and never has.”

-“I’ve said it before but 50 years in and still making music, touring the globe to the best fans in the world is the biggest accolade I can think of. These institutions are founded on what these guys helped create and to not be included is a total joke. I have spoken haha”

-“If you wanna call it the ROCK hall, then you should START with a healthy foundation of ROCK (in all its forms) to build on. The founding brothers and sisters that created and developed our beloved style of music and aided it’s evolution. Otherwise, what does it mean?”

-“And artists that didn’t win the fan vote went on to be inducted. Rendering the fan vote pretty much useless.”

This year was Judas Priest’s second Rock Hall nomination. They were previously nominated for the 2018 induction class.


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights