Well this sucks. The 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, and Judas Priest did not make the cut. The organizers announced today that Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and Nina Simone will be part of the 2018 class, with an Early Influence award going to Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
After losing out in the fan vote to Bon Jovi, it was a long shot for Judas Priest to make the list, but I still had hope that it would happen. Maybe next year we will see the heavy metal icons get the recognition they deserve.
The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 14, 2018 in Cleveland. For more details, head to RockHall.com.