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JUDAS THE PRIEST singer Rob Halford says he’s thrilled to be the band’s late drummer Dave Holland was part of PRIEST:induction of to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Speaking PVTof Rock and Roll James, Halford said (as transcribed BLABBERMOUTH.NET):”Dave: has been in heaven for several years now. He passed away. But I thought it was cute that they included him in the induction the way they did. Your music lives forever. That’s what’s so important. And so we presented Dave: with the soul. His drum work on all the albums he made with us; “British Steel” especially, man, he was a great drummer.”

Holland died in January 2018 in Lugo, Spain, where the 69-year-old was reportedly living after spending several years in a British prison for the attempted rape of a teenage boy. The drummer was convicted in January 2004 of attempting to attack a 17-year-old boy at his cottage in Northamptonshire, England, while giving him drumming lessons. The abuse was revealed in a letter from the teenager to his parents. Holland has always denied any involvement in the attempted rape of a special needs student and at one point said he was planning to write a biography about his life and career.

when reporting on Hollandpasses the Spanish newspaper El Progresso said he lived quietly in the secluded part of Spain and was described by neighbors who knew him as “very kind and polite”.

Dave: has joined PRIEST: in 1979 and stayed with the band for a decade, playing on such classic albums as “British Steel” (1980), “entry point” (1981), “Scream for Vengeance” (1982), “Defenders of the Faith” (1984), “Turbo” (1986) and “Ram It Down” (1988). He left the group in 1989 and was replaced by Scott Travis. Holland was also a founding member TABLE next to Glenn Hughes and: Mel Gallihis group mates in the previous group name FINDERS KEEPERS.

It JUDAS THE PRIEST members who have been included Rock Hall current members were inducted at last month’s ceremony Halford, Ian Hill (bass),Glenn Tipton (guitar) and: Travisalong with former members Holland, KK Downing (guitar) and: Les Binks (percussion instrument):

A few days later Hollandthe death of Downing released a statement in which he called the drummer “a solid friend of life and a solid musician both on stage and in the studio”.

In February 2019 DowningThe co-author of the book claimed to have received new information about it Holland which painted the band’s disgraced drummer in a much different light than previously known to the public. Scottish writer and journalist Mark Eglintonwho co-wrote Downing2018 autobiography, “Heavy duty. days and nights in Judas Priest”said he was tipped off by an alleged friend Hollandwho wanted to make people aware of the “very sad injustice” meted out to someone he claimed was “a true gentleman”.


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