Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Says It Was “Magic” To Perform With KK Downing Again
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In a new interview with Lauren “Lern” Elwell of radio station KSHE, the singer of Judas PriestRob Halford, was asked about how he felt performing with former Priest members KK Downing and Les Binks at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.
Judas Priest received the Musical Excellence Award at this event, which recognized Eminem, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics and Carly Simon in the performers category.
The musicians played a medley of three songs consisting of You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’, Breaking The Law and Living After Midnight.
Guitarist Richie Faulkner is one of the only band members not to have been inducted, as he hadn’t been part of the lineup long enough under Rock Hall rules. Despite this, he went on stage with everyone, and described the event as “unforgettable”.
Speaking of the reunion moment on radio station KSHE, Halford said: “It was good. We hadn’t seen [K.K.] since a long time. And I still haven’t looked at the footage of that performance. All I remember are my brief interactions with KK, because I’m still running around the stage like a drag Queen a lot.”
“My interactions with Ken and Les were great. It was wonderful to spend this time together after so long. And it demonstrates the power, the weight, the vibe that Rock Hall pushes you to manifest. They’re trying to capture the essence of why you’re here, why you’re inducted.”
He added : “I was very happy that Ken and Les came, because it was necessary for them to be with us. It was entirely their choice, even though I told them it would make sense for them to come so they could play together. And we did, and it was magic.”
Rob Halford on KSHE radio station: