Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Contemplates Reviving His Band Fight
Judas Priest are one of metal's iconic acts, but there was a period where their most identifiable member, Rob Halford, exited and pursued a variety of projects. Among them was Fight, a '90s band highly regarded by most metal fans. During a recent interview, Halford was asked if he would ever consider reviving the band.
He tells Australia's Scenestr, "I've just been through a patch with the people who were looking after me previously. It took a while to get everything knocked back into shape legally and to get out of the hell that I was going through. But the good news is my solo back catalog is slowly being put back out there into the world again. And, if the opportunity arises, I would love to do that again."
But before Priest fans get nervous, Halford states, "Priest is the most important band to me, ever, first and foremost. We are always very busy in Priest, so it's a matter of finding the time. I would love to [revisit Fight]. I remember bringing Fight down to Australia, oh God knows how long ago now. Maybe I will come back with Fight, reconnect and have a good time."
Fight released two studio albums -- 1993's War of Words and 1995's A Small Deadly Space. The group also featured Judas Priest's Scott Travis on drums, Russ Parrish on guitar, Brian Tilse on guitar and keyboards and Jay Jay Brown on bass.
Judas Priest will head to Australia later this month for the Soundwave Festival and will continue support of their Redeemer of Souls album well into the summer. At present, the May 16 appearance at Columbus, Ohio's Rock on the Range is the only scheduled North American date, but the band will be playing Japan, South America and Europe in the coming months. For all their stops, check here.
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