After bucking for a reunion with his former bandmates for years, ex-Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing may finally be getting his wish. Or maybe not.
The metal pioneers have been selected to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which Downing says he’s “delighted” over. However, when asked if the news means he’ll take the stage with his ex-bandmates at the induction ceremony, Downing says, “I thought about it briefly, when we were nominated, what would happen. But like I say, it’s November and a lot of things can happen between now and then, especially with men of an age like us. But I think it’s just a question of seeing how everything lies when it comes to them, really, because a lot of things can happen between now and then — a lot of things could get better, but they could get worse, or stay the same.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for November 5th at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater. It will air on HBO and HBO Max at a later date.
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