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Judas Priest is really setting itself up to steal the show at the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Former Priest drummer Les Binks offered up some details about the performance in a new interview with Chaoszine. Binks says, “This is gonna be one for the books. You’ll have a situation where we have [guitarist] K.K. [Downing] in the band again, which nobody thought was ever gonna happen. Richie Faulkner is gonna be performing as well, although Richie is not actually being inducted, because the way the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame system works, it has to go back, I think, 20 or 25 years or something. Richie doesn’t go back that far.”

Binks adds, “So he’ll be there. That’s two guitarists. And then, of course, you’ve got Glenn, and he will be performing as well, apparently. Now, I know he’s got some health issues at the moment, but all being well, that’s the plan. So, Judas Priest with not two guitarist but three and two drummers. I’ll be playing with Scott Travis as well. Scott’s being inducted as well, obviously; he’s been in the band a long time.

Binks says the performance “should be quite an interesting experience” and adds, “You’ve never seen anything like that before, and you’re not likely to see it again, I think.”

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Earlier this month, Travis detailed in an interview other parts of Priest’s performance saying, “They give you a limited amount of time because there’s obviously lots of artists that are going to be performing. So, they gave us a set amount of time to perform. And we decided we’re going to try and work in a medley and do some of the Priest classics and put them all into a medley, which we’ve never done before. So, it should be interesting.”

The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 5 at 7 PM PST/10 PM EST at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Fans will get to watch an edited version of the ceremony on Saturday, November 19 at 8 PM ET on HBO. The event will also be simulcast on HBO Max.

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