The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has announced its 2022 Inductees in the following categories:
Performer Category: artists who have created music whose originality, impact, and influence has changed the course of rock & roll.
- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
- Duran Duran
- Dolly Parton
- Carly Simon
- Lionel Richie - "Being elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is an incredible honor. I would like to say THANK YOU to all of the voters, to all of my wonderful fans and to everyone at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Congratulations to all of my fellow 2022 inductees!"
Duran Duran finished first in the Fan Vote followed in order by Eminem, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics and Dolly Parton.
Musical Excellence Award: given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.
- Judas Priest - Les Binks, K. K. Downing, Rob Halford, Ian Hill, Dave Holland, Glenn Tipton, Scott Travis
Commenting on the induction, Judas Priest says, "We are thrilled and honored to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022. This is also a great moment for British heavy metal, metal worldwide and our amazing fans who support us and keep flying the flag for metal and Judas Priest."