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More than 35 years after Judas Priest received a lifetime ban from Madison Square Garden, Rob Halford says he’s ready to return to the iconic New York venue. “I’d love to go back there,” the frontman declared during an interview with Los Angeles radio station KLOS. “Because, it’s like CBGB used to be. It’s like the […]

John Hinch, the former Judas Priest drummer who played on the band’s debut album, Rocka Rolla, has reportedly died at the age of 73. News of Hinch’s passing was confirmed by Judas Priest singer Rob Halford. “His style was strong, direct and unique,” the legendary frontman recalled to Loudwire. “I’ll be blasting Rocka Rolla today!” […]

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is urging all metal fans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. “Hi everyone. This is your metal god, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, sending you a massive shoutout of thanks to our metal community for doing the right thing by getting the life-saving vaccine that will eventually eradicate COVID-19 around […]

Rob Halford had detailed his internal struggle with coming out of the closet publicly, admitting he worried that the revelation would cause “irreparable damage” to his band, Judas Priest. “When you’re a public figure … things start to pile up on you, out of your control,” the singer explained during an interview of the In […]

Tony Iommi said the idea of continuing the Heaven & Hell project with Rob Halford in place of Ronnie James Dio “won’t happen now.” The Black Sabbath spinoff band released the album The Devil You Know in 2009 and seemed set for a bright future until singer Dio’s death the following year. Drummer Vinny Appice recently said […]

Former Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice said he’s tried to restart discussions over recording an album with that band’s Heaven & Hell lineup, featuring himself, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler – but with Rob Halford in place of the late Ronnie James Dio. Judas Priest singer Halford stood in for Dio in 1992, when the latter vocalist refused to take part […]

Rob Halford has revealed that, in his youth, he masturbated to a picture of Sean Connery. “I used to have a massive crush on Sean Connery as a child,” the Judas Priest frontman said on an episode of The Dennis Miller Option, which you can hear below. “I wasn’t a child; I was a teenager. […]

Rob Halford said the blues album he’s wanted to make for years is finally underway. The Judas Priest singer decided to bring back the band that recorded last year’s Christmas album Celestial. He’d been talking about the prospect of laying down a blues record since at least 2015 and discussed the idea again last year. “I’m happy to […]

Rob Halford recalled the time a surgeon told him he might not wake up from a “very, very dangerous” back procedure in 2013. The Judas Priest singer had suffered an injury he called “evil” at the time, saying he was in “agony,” but predicted that “the Metal God will be bouncing back and everything will be great.” While […]

Rob Halford discussed the “miscommunication” that resulted in his departure from Judas Priest, which he said led to a “breakdown that lasted a decade.” He quit the band in 1992 after a tumultuous period. Judas Priest were accused of placing subliminal messages in their music, leading two fans to shoot themselves. The resulting trial forced them […]