Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford recently sat down and discussed the most recent addition to the Priest discography, 'The Chosen Few.' Posted on the official Judas Priest YouTube page, the wailing legend speaks about the concept of 'The Chosen Few' and his personal friendships with the bands that contributed to it.
Rob Halford and Ian Hill Talk All Things Judas Priest
Judas Priest Answer Questions From Our Readers
As Judas Priest rampage across North America on their "farewell" world tour, Sony/Legacy releases what is perhaps the ultimate tribute to the legendary metal gods—'The Chosen Few,' a collection of 17 choice Priest cuts handpicked by peers like Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera's Vinnie Paul, Slayer's Kerry King, Korn's Jonathan Davis and more who have felt the influence of frontman Rob Halford & Co. during their nearly 40-year career.
First, they perform on 'American Idol' and now Judas Priest follow up that prime time performance with a spot on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.' The band performed 'Breaking the Law' on the show last night, but they returned to the stage for a second song, 'You've Got Another Thing Comin',' which was a web exclusive performance. You can watch it below and take in all that Priest
Often when a person begins a statement "with all due respect," it's safe to assume that what's about to be said could be interpreted as less than respectful. And when an ex-bandmate is involved?
Last night (Sept. 15) during a concert in Brazil, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford fell off his Harley after driving it onstage. The Metal God rode his motorcycle onto the stage as the band were about to play 'Hell Bent for Leather' during their first encore of the show. As he attempted to get his balance after stopping the Harley, Halford toppled over to his side as the weight of the bike got the best of him.
Judas Priest have influenced generations of heavy metal bands. Heck, Anthrax even named a song 'Judas Priest' on their forthcoming album, 'Worship Music.' So when it came time to assemble a new definitive collection of classic material, who better than guys like Metallica and Slash to pick the tracks?
So much for saying goodbye! Judas Priest, who are embarking on a farewell tour aptly dubbed 'The Epitaph World Tour,' may be hanging up their laminates and tour knapsacks, but they are still writing new material for an album due in 2012. In fact, singer Rob Halford reveals that he and guitarist Glenn Tipton have penned at least 12 new songs.