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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:

  • 1. Cyndi Lauper

    Current vote total: 269,077 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #1 with 177,461 votes.

  • 2. George Michael

    Current vote total: 235,441 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #2 with 174,959 votes.

  • 3. Warren Zevon

    Current vote total: 209,340 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #3 with 149,946 votes.

  • 4. Soundgarden

    Current vote total: 160,292 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #4 with 127,698 votes.

  • 5. Iron Maiden

    Current vote total: 157,989 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #6 with 122,456 votes.

  • 6. Willie Nelson

    Current vote total: 151,211 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #5 with 122,977 votes.

  • 7. Joy Division + New Order

    Current vote total: 132,407 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #7 with 102,978 votes.

  • 8. Kate Bush

    Current vote total: 121,389 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #8 with 93,895 votes.

  • 9. Sheryl Crow

    Current vote total: 114,407 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #10 with 90,695 votes.

  • 10. Rage Against the Machine

    Current vote total: 113,756 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #9 with 92,744 votes.

  • 11. The Spinners

    Current vote total: 104,260 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #11 with 81,749 votes.

  • 12. The White Stripes

    Current vote total: 80,129 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #12 with 64,336 votes.

  • 13. Missy Elliott

    Current vote total: 62,477 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #13 with 52,230 votes.

  • 14. A Tribe Called Quest

    Current vote total: 54,030 votes.

    Previous ranking since last checked on February 13: #14 with 44,856 votes.

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