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Judas Priest is finally getting recognized by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and will be honored at this year’s induction ceremony.

The legendary metal band is receiving the Musical Excellence Award instead of a standard induction as an artist. Despite this, they are still taking to the stage for a performance. What will that performance look like? We now have a better idea thanks to drummer Scott Travis.

Travis shared some details about Priest’s performance in a new interview. He said, “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.”

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Priest is about a month out from their big induction moment. The 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is taking place on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with an edited version of the ceremony set to air/stream on HBO and HBO Max at a later date. Along with Priest, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are also receiving the Rock Hall's Musical Excellence Award. According to the Rock Hall, the award is, “Given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.”

Seven artists will be inducted into the “Performer Category” this year. They include Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon. The Early Influence Award will be given to Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten. The Ahmet Ertegun Award for industry professionals is going to Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine and Sylvia Robinson.

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

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