Rob Halford Picks Favorite Black Sabbath Album

(Gibson) Metal god Rob Halford spoke with Vancouver's Straight.com as he prepares to open for Ozzy Osbourne at the city's Rogers Arena on November 14. Asked for his favorite Black Sabbath album, the Judas Priest screamer (currently on the road with his solo band, Halford) forwent Paranoid, Master of Reality, Volume 4 and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath in favor of the band's self-titled debut.

"It took 24 hours to make, believe it or not," he marveled. "But the sound is absolutely mind-blowing. If you just listen to the sound, how they were able to do that work in such a short space of time is extraordinary."

He continued, "I think a lot of musicians agree that, generally, your first record is very, very important, because you're really coming from a very pure, new, uncluttered source. You've got nothing to prove because you've proved nothing yet; you haven't really got a massive fanbase, so you're searching to build that. Your record company's not interfering with your music as they tend to do when you become successful � same with managers, agents, promoters. You're really coming into your existence at a different level. - more on this story

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