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Rob Halford Comments On Judas Priest Upcoming Retirement

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Rob Halford, vocalist of heavy metal legends Judas Priest, commented on the forthcoming retirement of Judas Priest after nearly 40 years. Halford commented by saying:

"Well, 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 [solo project] band is gonna be storming forward in the metal future, and that's gotta be good news.

"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. 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."

 

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1. Runciter writes:

What?
I thought its only about world tours, not a complete retirement.

# Dec 9, 2010 @ 2:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. kool_ambo writes:

pretty cynic!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 9, 2010 @ 3:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. jimmy j. writes:

I know it's been 40 years but hope they change their minds

# Dec 9, 2010 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Halford fan writes:

I love Priest and have seen them many times and look forward to the farewell tour, but like the Metal God said the Halford band will be storming on in the future. I saw Halford with Ozzy this year and they rock just as hard as the mighty Priest. I'm grateful for everything Priest is and was but am thrilled that Rob is NOT calling it quits.

# Dec 9, 2010 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. hellrat writes:

Whatever they all decide to do is their own business....Judas has given us PLENTY!!

ol robbie's voice is just not quite up to the Priest level anymore anyway....but he's a creative and prolific man, and i'm sure he'll continue to explore his wide ability

the only singer who has aged intact is the Airraid Siren Bruce....perhaps just a little something about looking after ones self, maybe?

good luck to the boys in their future endeavors, and thanks for the great tunes and fond memories!!

\m/ X \m/

# Dec 9, 2010 @ 3:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. kaede writes:

damn hella sucks, im only 17 but im like a really big fan of theirs. but i give them major propr for all they have done in the past nearly 40 years and their influence :)

# Dec 10, 2010 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. DENNY CHAMMARTIN wpg mb can writes:

I LISTEN TO PRIEST HALFORD TIPTON EVERYDAY SINCE I WAS 11. I AM NOW 39. I AM SAD THER S NO FULL ALBUM TOUR OF NOSTRADAMUS WITH ORCHESTRA PEOPLE ARE SIMPLE OH WELL - ANYWAY THE COMING OF THE LORD IS NEAR (I LOVE YOUR SPIRIT GLEN) I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY WELL DONE- MAYBE A SOLO ALBUM WITH NO TOUR IS FINE GLEN- ps CAN YOU PLAY RUN OF THE MILL ON THE EPITAPH TOUR- WE DON T HAVE TYRANT AND GENOCIDE ON DVD. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR CREATIVITY LOVE YOU GUYS . HOLY MAN IS COMING TO A THEATER YOU

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8. wilco writes:

hope the need money
so they will stay around and doing concerts

# Dec 12, 2010 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Tivic writes:

I'm glad Rob Halford will be working with his solo band for now on.

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