Rob Halford Says He Would Be Open to One-Off K.K. Downing Reunion

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford says the band would consider reuniting with retired founding guitarist K.K. Downing if Judas Priest were to make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The legendary metal band this year became one of several first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Halford says the band hasn't discussed the subject as a group, but he assured Billboard on Thursday that Judas Priest is "thrilled and we're very genuinely honored by the opportunity for Priest and for heavy metal."

"Everything's on the table for anyone that's been associated with Priest in and out of the band," he said. "It's going to be an absolutely spectacular night, should we be inaugurated — so get the votes, I say."

Fans can vote on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees here

For Downing's part, points out that the guitarist said in 2016 he "would be fine" getting back onstage to receive such an honor. 

Halford added that he hopes Judas Priest's Hall of Fame nomination will help "chip away" at the Hall of Fame's heavy metal prejudice.

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