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Judas Priest Performs "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking The Law" On American Idol Finale

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British heavy metal icons Judas Priest performed on last night's American Idol finale with runner-up contestant James Durbin. The band performed a medley of its classics "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking The Law." You can view video footage of the event in the player below, which also features the band's first appearance with its new guitarist Richie Faulkner.

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1. KREDD writes:

THIS is why K.K. retired.

# May 26, 2011 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. FULLMETAL writes:

best part @2:56 and 3:12...falsetto face-off...good stuff.:p

# May 26, 2011 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. WOLF7 writes:

LOL, Awesome KREDD!! Damn, man... I was just going to say the same thing!

You know, I wouldnt be suprised if K.K. actually did "retire" over something like this... to see his life long band get involved with something this low and humiliating.

"Wha? That sh**e Idols telly thing? You serious?! Feck it lads, you've gone bonkers. Feck it, that's it, I'm done. Enjoy it, cheers"

# May 26, 2011 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Brucezombie writes:

That American Idol contestant doesn't deserve to share the same stage as the metal god.

Since Judas Priest are splitting up, I'll let this one slide. I don't won't the last thing I say to them to be "WHAT THE f***?! HOW COULD YOU GO ON AMERICAN IDOL, YOU f***ING c***S?"

# May 26, 2011 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. spiral_architect writes:

i didn't mind priest on american idol, but without kk downing, it's not really priest anyways.

# May 26, 2011 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. riffraff writes:

"Beyond the realms of embarrassment."
The whole notion of doing this show and the cabaret quality of the performance was so gay.....oh, wait

# May 26, 2011 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. sonictherapy writes:

"The saints really are in hell"

# May 26, 2011 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cynic writes:

f*** that they should have played "Hell Patrol" and "The Sentinel".

# May 26, 2011 @ 5:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Ulfbrand writes:

As much as i hate Idol I got to give that dude some props for keeping pitch against Rob Halford.

# May 26, 2011 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Sad wings of destiny definately seperates the men from the boys too Cynic.

# May 26, 2011 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

Ulf, the kid's pitch was off several times, and his tone is pretty crappy

And yes indeed Blind, that record has the most difficult vox

# May 26, 2011 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RTB writes:

Im starting to buy the end of the world theory in 2012 after this...
Halford needs to reunite with fight

# May 26, 2011 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. thadeus writes:

not bad!

# May 26, 2011 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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