Judas Priest's Rob Halford Explains Metal's Staying Power

07/21/2011
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(Gibson) Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford recently discussed the staying power of metal. In an interview with Wales Online, the singer spoke to the genre's longevity with fans.

"I think it's because metal is the working man's bread and butter," he said. "With metal, it's not about how slim you are, how beautiful you are and doesn't have any discriminating qualities like lots of other musical styles do. It's just wonderful music that appeals to everyone, and at its core, it just has that blue-collar, everyman attraction."

Judas Priest certainly have some staying power of their own. They're currently on the road, celebrating 40 years as a band.

"It's still a thrill for all of us in the band. It's exciting, and it's about connecting with the fans," he said. "We've never lost focus on the fact that we've been given this great life by the fans that have supported us all along, and this is our way of saying thank you, by going out on a massive world tour that takes almost two years to complete. We're one of the few British metal acts who can go all around the world." more on this story

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