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As a huge metal fan, I am surely a huge Judas Priest fan. Well the two are synonymous after all, because JP are in fact one of the very founders or our genre and not all metalheads today realize just how much they owe to Priest for their favorite bands sound!
It may have been Black Sabbath who introduced the world to dark / doom metal, but It was Judas Priest who were the first mainstream act to have the “Heavy” guitar double attack, they were the first along with Motörhead to bring the biker image to metal with the leathers and Rob’s Harley becoming a stage mascot. So even if you have never really gotten into this band, its well worth giving them a try and at least having something of theirs in your collection, because without them, there would simply not be the sounds that we know and love today and they have done some great songs through the decades.
Kill your pain! This song is so badass, it just skipped a day.
Ever wondered what Judas Priest‘s rig was like during their Epitaph tour? Well, me neither, but watch the video, dammit.
Another one after the jump.
You’d think the godfather of metal would be against a karaoke show like American Idol… But apparently not… Quite the contrary
“It was really special to be invited to that great show — and we call it a great show, because the essence of it is really important — it’s just a nice, big strong way to introduce new vocal talent to America.“
Read full article here.
You know, I want to make a gay joke or something, but I agree. The show is cheesy, but it is ultimately making people care a bit more about music, and a bit more about vocal talent, so it’s not a bad concept — just a bad show.
I did kinda defend the show earlier this year, so you might want to read that article. It involves another metal legend.
Rob Halford is a metal icon, regardless of what type of porn he watches. His sexuality is none of my business, but his description of his sexuality simply made me laugh.
“I consider myself a lower-case gay, not screaming like my good friend [porn director and drag queen] Chi Chi LaRue. I love all my friends in the community, and if the moment came [for induction into the Hall Of Fame], it would be a tremendous moment, not just for the band and our fans, but for the whole LGBT community.“
Read full article here.
I never heard of an upper-case gay… Thinking about it, that sounds like Elton John.
But seriously, I guess he means he’s not all ‘in your face’ about his sexuality — which is true. But could he not think of a better term?
And why would his ‘Hall of Fame’ induction be a ‘tremendous moment’ for the LGBT? Surely the LGBT wants equal treatment for gays and lesbians, so why would they make a big deal out of Rob’s induction, in a ‘OH GOODIE, ONE OF US GOT IN!!!’ way? Isn’t that against the concept of ‘equal rights’?
The ‘Hall of Fame’ is all about music, and Judas Priest have done a lot for it. They deserve to be there, sexuality is not an issue, therefore making this induction a ‘win’ for the gay community is, to me, kind of against what they stand for.
Besides, it’s not like Rob Halford is the first gay guy to be inducted. Weren’t Metallica inducted recently? Kirk has company.
I keed, I keed…
This week for Tuesday Trivia I have a short, meta and pretty kickass “Did you know?” for you guys (and that one girl from Thailand).
Make the jump!
Selling just 1,300 copies in its first week in the United States, it seems it was only a
chosen select few that were interested in Judas Priest‘s The Chosen Few.
Maybe people just didn’t give a shit what Jonathan Davis’ (*cough* PA’s) favorite Judas Priest song is?
[ Source: Blabbermouth ]
Judas Priest kicked off their North American tour last night as part of their famous farewell (but not quite farewell) tour. Footage of the band performing ‘Living After Midnight’ at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, can be viewed above.
The setlist and shit can be found at Blabbermouth.
You’re lucky then, because AOL is streaming their best of collection “The Chosen Few” at this location. What makes this “special” is that unlike the usual procedure when the band’s staff chooses the songs to go on CD, this time it was the staff of around 15 other bands and musicians that did so, a song each. I smell a PR stunt.
I guess it’s kind of nice. I don’t know. I feel inclined to make fun of these marketing gimmicks, but it’s Judas Priest, so how lame can it be? Make the jump to find out who besides the likes of Corey Taylor and Jonathan Davis also had a say in choosing the songs for this album.
Metalcore act As I Lay Dying recently recorded and released a classic Judas Priest song. The song they covered was ‘Electric Eye’ and it will be appearing on As I Lay Dying‘s upcoming album, Decas, which looks to be full of remixes and cover songs.
If you’re interesting for the stream and for other information regarding the upcoming As I Lay Dying release, then check out Blabbermouth.
As for my opinion on the actual song, well… let’s just say I’d rather have a picture of Susan Boyle fully nude, tattooed on the inside of my eyelids for a day, than listen to As I lay Dying cover ‘Electric Eye one more time or anything else from their upcoming release. My god, that was awful.