JUDAS PRIEST And IRON MAIDEN Are Bigger Than Any Hall Of Fame Acceptance


I remember being a teenager in the late 70s and into the early 80s; a time when The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame never existed. Truthfully, back then, music and especially Metal fans could give 2 horse shits of such a hall of fame. Seriously. Times were different back then and no one gave a rats ass about such artificial notoriety when it came to Rock and Metal; at least no one that I knew or hung out with.

For crap sakes, MTV (aka Johnny come lately) never introduced me to Judas Priest; USA Networks’ Night Flight did. The music video was Heading Out To The Highway. I just had to throw that in and it made me feel pretty good.

In my opinion, that hall of fame is nothing more than a political wedge that has done more for division within the music industry (especially Metal) than anything else. Unless you’re a Metal band that throws big Hollywood parties and gets involved in the political side that the hall of fame brass endorses… you’re out.

I’ve been a fan of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden way before that building in Cleveland Ohio was ever a thought. I love both bands more with each passing day. I’ll be a fan of both bands even as they aren’t accepted by the suits and ties that worship ABBA. In summary, my feelings on the snubbing of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden into that hall is best expressed by a famous film quote from comedian Bill Murray: “It just doesn’t matter”.

-Stone

BTW: That Bill Murray quote is from the 1979 comedy film Meatballs.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN & JUDAS PRIEST.

2 Responses to “JUDAS PRIEST And IRON MAIDEN Are Bigger Than Any Hall Of Fame Acceptance”

  1. I share your anger my friend. Neither Judas Priest nor Iron Maiden need any validation from suits. They’ve sold enough records and filled arenas and festivals for forty years now. That speaks volumes.

  2. Agreed. And a lot of bands getting inducted aren’t even Rock N Roll. Rap? OK they’re great but they ain’t rock and roll. I dunno what politics are afoot but it’s all shite. Maiden and Priest don’t need that stuff. They’re too busy being GREAT.

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