Judas Priest was joined by guitarist K.K. Downing and drummer Les Binks for their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Performance last night, November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, and you can check out some fan-filmed footage below!
The band ripped through "You've Got Another Thing Comin'", "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight" in a nine-ish minute medley and of course they sounded great. The performance was also Judas Priest's first with Downing since 2009 and the first with Binks since 1979.
"They defined the sound we know of heavy metal and their sound is unmistakable. And what can you say about Rob Halford's voice? Never have screams covered such a range. Is there any emotion that he can't express?" said Alice Cooper in his induction speech for the band.
"They're electrifying on stage and one of the hardest-hitting live bands in the history of rock and roll. Priest has carried the flag of hard rock and heavy metal proudly for something like 50 years, never wavering or following trends or pretending to be anything but exactly what they are," Cooper said. "They are flying high tonight. Much deserved and long overdue."
"I'm the gay guy in the band," added Halford in his acceptance speech. "We call ourselves the heavy metal community which is all-inclusive, no matter what your sexual identity is, what you look like, or what you believe in or don't believe in. Everybody's welcome."
"We should get out another 50 years, but the joy about music is that it lives forever. And that's the reason why we're here. We live for heavy metal. We live for music. And we're living for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame."
Halford also got to get up on stage with Dolly Parton to perform "Jolene," which isn't quite the photobombing but we'll take it! Now we just need a Halford and Parton collaboration album because come on – they sound awesome.