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ROCK HALL : Judas Priest Gaining on The Cars in Fan Vote

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford recently cut a video urging fans to get the vote out in support of the band's nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Apparently it had an impact as Judas Priest is quickly gaining on The Cars.

The Cars are still in fourth place behind -- in order -- Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues and Dire Straits, but Priest is less than 30,000 votes behind the Boston band. Also having a good week is Kate Bush, who has moved past Rage Against the Machine for 12th place.

The voting as of Sunday is as follows:

Bon Jovi – 798,379
Moody Blues – 653,248
Dire Straits – 424,491
The Cars – 383,408
Judas Priest – 354,475
The Zombies – 339,710
Eurythmics – 316,644
J. Geils Band – 239,407
Depeche Mode – 215,324
Nina Simone – 129,856
Radiohead – 124,792
Kate Bush – 116,819
Rage Against the Machine – 116,287
The MC5 – 89,439
LL Cool J – 84,602
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – 77,810
Link Wray – 68,248
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan – 59,328
The Meters – 41,061

You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on December 5th to place your vote at RockHall.com/Vote. The Top 5 artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2018 inductees. You'll need to login with a Facebook account or e-mail to vote. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

The 2018 inductees -- the five to seven acts chosen -- will be announced in December, with the 33rd annual induction ceremony set for April 14th at Public Auditorium in Cleveland. HBO will once again air the ceremony, with details to be announced later.

Judas Priest are gaining on The Cars for fourth place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan vote.