In this next matchup, we've got arguably the two greatest chrome-domed metal musicians in history. Enter Rob Halford, the 'Metal God' and singer for Judas Priest. Halford possesses one of metal's most celebrated and versatile voices, and at the age of 61, Halford's voice remains incredible. Surely, he's a favorite among these heavy metal candidates.
We feel a bit bad pitting Rob Halford against Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, as they share much mutual admiration. In our recent interview with Halford, he gave Blythe some post-prison advice. “I can’t wait to hear him channel this into the music," says Halford. "Man, that next Lamb of God record is going to be like a nuclear bomb, because he’s going to be venting."
Rob Halford was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He spoke all about the 30th anniversary of the Judas Priest's landmark album ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ (which was recently reissued), the significance of the track ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ and how it impacted American radio in the '80s and much more. If you missed Jackie’s show, read the full interview with Rob Halford below:
On July 17, 1982, Judas Priest released their eight studio album. 'Screaming for Vengeance.' Thirty years later, the legendary metal band will celebrate one of their most successful albums this September with the release of a special 30th anniversary edition, including the re-mastered original album plus bonus tracks and a live DVD from the 1983 US Festival Show.
The Chick-fil-A fast food chain has been receiving a ton of media scrutiny as of late, after declaring that they, as a company, are opposed to gay marriage. Although opposition to same-sex marriage is prevalent throughout America, Chick-fil-A Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy created a media firestorm after a series of controversial actions. As the most prominent gay man in metal, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford recently addressed the issue in a new interview.
Released in 1982, Judas Priest's 'Screaming for Vengeance' brought the legendary metal band enormous mainstream success, specifically with the classic tune 'You've Got Another Thing Comin'." Priest frontman Rob Halford recently sat down with Loudwire, and while he is in celebratory mode for the release of the special 30th anniversary edition of 'Screaming for Vengeance,' he and the band are also gearing up for some new music.
Alice Cooper's annual Christmas Pudding show took place on Dec. 17 and the shock rocker was surrounded by plenty of special guests upping the event's metal quotient. Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and former Motley Crue singer John Corabi (who can perhaps apply for his former job if his predecessor and replacement Vince Neil actually does bolt) were all on tap at the 11th annual show at the Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Ariz.
As the accomplishments of Pantera/Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott have continued to live triumphantly through this seventh anniversary of his passing, metal's biggest names have come out to show their respect and admiration for Dimebag. Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford recently spoke with Revolver about his friendship with the legendary guitarist.
Christmas Pudding sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Well, not this kind! Shock rocker Alice Cooper is sponsoring his 11th annual Christmas charity concert -- dubbed 'Christmas Pudding' -- and has corralled Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford, former Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch, ex-Motley Crue singer John Corabi, former Kiss member Bruce Kulick and Kip Winger to participate in the for-a-good-cause festivities.