Of course, he’s referring to Judas Priest, who announced the other day a few dates on their upcoming Farewell Tour. Yeah, that’s right: Judas Priest are retiring, baby, but Rob Halford will continue to make music.
He told some Chicago news program (you can see the video at Blabbermouth) that “they do say that all good things come to an end and that’s probably the case in this case. But I’m delighted that, of course, the Halford band is gonna be storming forward in the metal future, and that’s gotta be good news.”
Rob’s delighted. And I am delighted for him. Seriously. I mean, Rob’s a nice chap. I’ve met him before. I just want him to be happy. And if that means not being in Priest anymore, I’m OK with that.
“I’ve been doing this now for close to 40 years and it’s a real thrill to think that I’m part of the roots of it all,” Rob continued. “Not just myself — many, many other people have been responsible for putting the whole heavy metal scene onto the map. It’s as strong now as it’s ever been.”
Now, if you don’t mind, I am off to go listen to the Halford Christmas album, which I recently rediscovered whilst moving some CDs around.
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