Rock Hall Nominees React to the News

Rock Hall Nominees React to the News

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Judas Priest, Soundgarden, and MC5 reacted to the recent rock hall nominations.

The three bands were among the nominations that were announced yesterday. Judas Priest singer Rob Halford said their second nomination was “still a big buzz.”

“It’s just another thrill, again, to be nominated,” Halford told Billboard. “To get another one so quickly is wonderful and another great moment for the Priest and for our fans.”

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil said his band’s nomination meant a lot for the late Chris Cornell’s legacy. “He would be pleased with it,” Thayil said. “That’s certainly different from where we were maybe in the ’80s and early ’90s, but I know from Chris attending one or two [induction ceremonies] and inducting Heart that he saw the significance of it and saw how important it was to the fans and to the bands being inducted … so he would be very excited.”

Meanwhile, MC5’s Wayne Kramer acknowledged the band’s fifth time being nominated by saying, “It seems as though all the bands that came after the MC5, or at least a great many of those bands, acknowledge the influence that the MC5 had. The MC5 exists on a level that most modern rock fans are unaware of. It’s only the real hardcore fans, the people that take rock seriously and do their homework who understand the influence of the MC5 on rock as we know it. So I guess we wait and see. Again.”

Read the full story on Ultimate Classic Rock.

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