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Judas Priest and Motorcycles explained by Rob Halford

Motorcycles were always part of Judas Priest’s image, and it actually came about fairly early in the band’s career.

In a recent interview with Goldmine Magazine, Rob Halford explained how the motorcycle became part of their live show and his thoughts on what it added to their overall presentation.
Halford recalled, “There was a moment when we first had the song ‘Hell Bent for Leather’, and we’re at a club, somewhere in U.K., still making our sound happen in any venue we could play in. And we pulled up and there were bikers parked outside the venue, down the alley and stuff. I said out of the blue, ‘It would be very cool if we could bring a motorcycle out during ‘Hell Bent for Leather.” I go and speak to a couple of bikers and told them what the idea was. [They responded], ‘Yeah, yeah. But his isn’t that big. Use mine.

Halford continues, “So, I had the bike, and I had a leather jacket. I put a leather jacket on, and it was like an epiphany. It was a very unplanned epiphany. Everything seemed to feel 100 percent connected at that particular show. And then that was it. You walk off stage going, ‘Something’s happened’ you know.”

He continues, “Now we have the whole manifestation of the look, the sound, the feel, it has all coalesced through that bike. It was like a simple On the Waterfront moment. Marlon Brando and all these things that have already preceded you, but in a non-musical way. Here it is. And that’s all she wrote. The fans loved it. They totally went ballistic.” That said, Halford’s motorcycle arrivals haven’t always gone as planned. On the last show of the tour supporting Judas Priest’s 1990 Painkiller album, Halford was knocked off the motorcycle he famously rode onto the stage at the end of each show by a misplaced prop. He broke his nose and was rendered unconscious, causing him to miss the last song of what would be his final show with the band for more than a decade.

In 2011, Halford also toppled off his Harley after driving it onstage during a show in Brazil. As he attempted to get his balance after stopping the Harley, Halford toppled over to his side as the weight of the bike got the best of him. Luckily the singer was uninjured from the stationary wreck, quickly getting back onto the bike with some help from his crew.

Judas Priest are currently touring Europe during a year that also will include their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for musical excellence.
To check their stops and purchase tickets, This is your stop.

Watch: “Hell Bent for Leather” live with the majestic Harley entrance.

Judas Priest New Song Lightning Strike Released

Judas Priest New Song Lightning Strike Released on Spotify and a video teaser on their Facebook Page!

British Legends Judas Priest Released New Song Lightning Strike on Spotify yesterday and it sounds very classic.

Judas Priest have released a short video clip showcasing their new track Lightning Strike on their Facebook page. The track is taken from Judas Priest upcoming album “Firepower”, which is set to be released later in March of this year. Continue reading

Judas Priest New Song Preview

Metal gods, Judas Priest, have just released a short preview of their upcoming album title track “Firepower”! Judas Priest New Song comes from the album that is scheduled to be released March 2018.

Just a 15-second sample of what appears to be part of the song’s chorus can show you that Priest have gone back to the roots! It is fast and loud, and Rob sounds more epic than ever.

Check it out below:

Judas Priest New Song Firepower!

JUDAS PRIEST 2018 TOUR DATES

13 March  — Wilkes Barre, Pa. @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
15 March  — Youngstown, Ohio @ Covelli Centre
17 March — Uniondale, N.Y. @ Nassau Coliseum
18 March — Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
20 March — Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
22 March — Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
25 March — Ottawa, Ontario @ The Arena at TD Place
27 March — London, Ontario @ Budweiser Gardens
28 March — Oshawa, Ontario @ Tribute Communities Centre
30 March — Orillia, Ontario @ Casino Rama
31 March — Detroit, Mich @ Detroit Masonic Temple

03 April — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theater
05 April — Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
08 April — Bloomington, Ill. @ Grossinger Motors Arena
10 April — Casper, Wyo. @ Casper Events Center
11 April — Loveland, Colo. @ Budweiser Events Center
15 April — Kent, Wash. @ ShoWare Center
17 April — Portland, Ore. @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
19 April — San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield
22 April — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Microsoft Theater
24 April — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
26 April — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
28 April — Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory
29 April — Sugarland, Texas @ Smart Financial Centre

01 May — San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum


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