Then And Now Series : Rob Halford of Judas Priest

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These photos were shot over a quarter of a century apart. Besides losing his hair and growing a goatee, I am happy to say not much has changed. Okay, maybe the Halford of today stumbles around the stage a bit; okay, maybe his moves are a lot slower and safer then they used to be; okay, maybe he reads some of the lyrics off of a teleprompter strategically placed on stage; okay, maybe he can’t hit all those brutally high and long notes like he did in 1982 – but no one can argue that Rob Halford does not have the same passion, fury and angst that he did 26 years ago.

This is a man that has truly dedicated his life to Metal. Sure, Halford meandered here and there a bit, but he always came back around to what was in his soul – Metal. Rob Halford has arguably done more for this genre of music than anyone else in all of music. Halford is the guy who carved the heavy metal look by mixing leather, studs and denim; he is the guy who made Heavy Metal Vocals a true instrument and used them as a creative art-form; and he is the guy who made being a Metal Head respectable. Be proud Metal Heads, be proud.

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2 Responses to “Then And Now Series : Rob Halford of Judas Priest”

  1. Well put my friend. It’s a privilege to have been at both those shows with you too. 25 years, 282 days in between.

  2. Here, Here!! At the Metal Masters he showed why he’s an elder-statesman of Metal. He takes pride in what he’s does and appreciates the loyalty of his fans. 30+ years on his place at the round table of Metal is indisputable. JUDAS F**KING PRIEST

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