Tag Archives: Rob Halford

Rob Halford responds to K.K. Downing’s comments on Glenn Tipton’s involvement with ‘Firepower’

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Yesterday (27th), K.K. Downing expressed how he was “shocked and stunned” he wasn’t asked to rejoin Judas Priest for their tour following Glenn Tipton’s decision to retire from touring. During his statement, he also hinted that producer Andy Sneap did more than producing the band’s latest album Firepower, stating, “I have no doubt that his […]

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Rob Halford, Ian Hill open up about Glen Tipton’s diagnosis, say he’ll be on road with them

Posted by on February 13, 2018

Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton revealed yesterday that he’d be missing the band’s Firepower tour due to the fact that he had Parkinson’s Disease that would keep him from performing. The band had known that he’d had the disease since he was 60, but in an interview with Rob Halford and sole remaining original member Ian Hill, […]

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Judas Priest post teaser for “Firepower”

Posted by on November 27, 2017

Iconic metal gods, Judas Priest have released a short and sweet 16 second sample of their title track, “Firepower.” The highly anticipated album is scheduled to be released in March 2018. Not too long ago, vocalist Rob Halford spoke with VintageRock.com about “Firepower”: “It’s great. This is what Priest lives for. We’re a hard-working metal band still making the metal forty-odd years later, […]

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Rob Halford joins In This Moment onstage

Posted by on October 25, 2017

In This Moment are certainly becoming one of the more theatrical bands out there. Since their last album, their live show has become more of a Broadway show. What’s the best way to improve something that’s already theatrical? Bring in Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, of course. He guested on the song “Black Wedding” from […]

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Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford shares his top ten favorite metal albums

Posted by on June 23, 2017

Rolling Stone has been keeping us busy this week between their 100 best metal albums of all time list and finding out Lars Ulrich’s top 15 hard rock and metal albums. As part of that, they recently caught up with Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford, asking him what his personal favorite albums were. It’s a well-rounded […]

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Rob Halford admits “maybe Brent Hinds was right” about Judas Priest not being metal

Posted by on April 1, 2017

Last month, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds boldly claimed that  Judas Priest was not metal, even stating how weird he thought it was to hear Rob Halford proclaim himself as a “Metal God.” Most of the metal community considered Hinds’ remarks a bit baffling. However, it appears that a few people actually agree with the Mastodon guitarist/vocalist […]

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Remember When: ‘The Simpsons’ called Judas Priest “death metal,” then corrected themselves?

Posted by on March 21, 2017

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Judas Priest in the studio; production team named

Posted by on March 14, 2017

We’ve known since last year that Judas Priest would be returning to the studio this year to record a follow-up to 2014’s Redeemer of Souls. The band’s eighteenth album should be on track to be released sometime this year, and now we know who will be behind the boards. Tom Allom, Andy Sneap and Mike Exeter […]

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Heavy metal’s validity through appropriation

Posted by on October 25, 2016

Heavy metal is in fashion. In case you haven’t already noticed it in the streets, there’s plenty of coverage out there in the metal blogosphere. If you followed all those links then you’ll know the subject of heavy music aesthetics being co-opted by mainstream fashion is well established and I’m not interested in beating a […]

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And the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards Winners are…

Posted by on July 19, 2016

Last night in Columbus, the third annual Alternative Press Music Awards took place. Given the very nature of the magazine, not to mention it’s name, the goings-on were more alternative/scene in nature, with Twenty One Pilots taking the top award. However, the much-talked-about collaboration between Rob Halford and Babymetal delivered the goods, so  to speak. […]

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