We caught up with Rob Halford on the red carpet of the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards on Monday (March 17) in Los Angeles. The Judas Priest singer was on hand to receive the Man on the Silver Mountain Award for helping to raise awareness of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.
It's still hard to believe that perhaps metal's greatest voice, Ronnie James Dio, was silenced over three years ago. In celebration of Dio's life and unparalleled career, many of rock and metal's biggest names have joined forces to record the ultimate tribute album, 'Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life.'
Last night, 'The Simpsons' paid homage to British heavy metal legends Judas Priest by immortalizing them as animated character's in the show's ever-growing list of guest stars. Priest were given a yellow makeover and featured on 'Steal This Episode' performing a unique version of their hit 'Breaking the Law,' and their brief appearance can be seen above in case you missed it.
As we reported back in October, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford will go from being the Metal God to the Yellow God as he gets a new look courtesy of the hit cartoon show 'The Simpsons.' Plenty of musicians have been featured on the long-running show, but rarely do metalheads get a bonus treat when watching the long-running animated series. The payoff will come this Sunday, Jan. 5, at 8PM ET on Fox in the episode titled 'Steal This Episode,' and the first images (above and below) of the animated Halford and Priest have been unveiled.
Earlier this year, Five Finger Death Punch carried out one of their musical aspirations collaborating with the one and only Metal God, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, on their song ‘Lift Me Up.’ The tune served as the first single from ‘The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1,’ released back in July.