In the fall of 1992, despite the fact that his career was riding high on the strength of the 'No More Tears' album, Ozzy Osbourne decided to announced his retirement. He committed to play two farewell shows, Nov. 14 and 15, in Costa Mesa, California and asked his old band, Black Sabbath, to do the honors of opening the shows. But that's not how things worked out.
If Judas Priest had scheduled a film premiere 30 years ago, Rob Halford would have showed up on a Harley. But time stands still for no one -- not even a Metal God -- and Halford was rocking a decidedly different set of wheels at the New York screening of the band's 'Epitaph' DVD on May 14.
With Judas Priest's landmark album 'Screaming for Vengeance' celebrating its 30th anniversary, frontman Rob Halford has been out making the publicity rounds discussing the record's classic songs -- and, as he did in a recent interview with the Quietus, talking about the controversy surrounding the Gap's decision to sell a t-shirt that looks suspiciously like the album cover.
Metal god Rob Halford is the latest to comment on the Chick-fil-A controversy. A firestorm erupted when the fast food chain's president, Dan Cathy, expressed his opposition to gay marriage in a radio interview. As a result, there has been some public outcry and protests of the chicken chain across the country.
The guest parade continued Friday night when Metallica hit the stage of San Francisco's Fillmore Theater for the third of four special concerts there to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary. Following two other star-studded gigs earlier in the week, Metallica were joined onstage this time around by Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, Danzig / Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig and Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington.
Alice Cooper has invited Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Bruce Kulick formerly with Kiss to perform at the 11th annual 'Christmas Pudding' show. Taking place at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz., on Dec. 17, the show will benefit Solid Rock and Cooper's new teen center 'The Rock,' opening in Spring of 2012.