Rob Halford is taking part in the latest fan vote for the 2023 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. To no one’s surprise, the Judas Priest frontman is putting his full support behind fellow metal icons Iron Maiden.
Halford told Metal Hammer, “Iron Maiden’s nomination is absolutely overdue. I vote for them every day; you can do it by phone and it’s dead easy. It takes you to the list of nominees, then you pick the bands you are voting for – and I pick Maiden every single day.”
The Metal God added, “When you’re actually in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame you’re given a vote as a band and Maiden will get Priest’s vote without a doubt. That’s just what we do for each other – we’ve had very similar journeys in both bands, so let’s make it happen for Maiden. It’d be brilliant – Black Sabbath, Priest and Maiden , what more could a metal maniac ask for?”
Currently, Maiden sits in fifth place in the 2023 Rock Hall Fan Vote. The “Fans’ Ballot” will comprise the top five artists from the fan vote and will be counted among the other ballots filled out by various artists, historians, and music industry professionals.
The Fan Vote at RockHall.com run through April 28. Fans are allowed to vote once per day during the Fan Vote period. Visitors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland will also have the opportunity to vote in person.
As of publishing, here are the current standings of the Fan Vote: