The members of Judas Priest recently held a press conference—in advance of their show-stopping American Idol guest spot last night—to discuss the future of the band, and what guitarist K.K. Downing’s departure means for the band. Check out what they had to say below.
Oh the humanity
As we bid farewell to a year full of tragedy, the new issue of Revolver magazine—available on newsstands everywhere on December 21—remembers many of hard rock and metal’s most dearly departed. The cover features a stunning painting by legendary comic-book artist J.G. Jones, acclaimed for his work on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, as well as for co-creating the series Wanted, which was adapted into a 2008 movie starring Angelina Jolie. Jones depicts Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot’s Paul Gray, Avenged Sevenfold’s the Rev, Type O Negative’s Peter Steele, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Metallica’s Cliff Burton, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Ozzy Osbourne’s Randy Rhoads, Queen’s Freddie Mercury, and Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley rocking together in heaven. The cover painting also appears as a free poster with the issue.
This week only on the Revolver TV mobile app, we have a two-part exclusive interview with the Metal God Rob Halford of Judas Priest, as he picks his dream all-star band and reflects on their historic US Festival performance. Catch Slipknot live in concert, go behind the scenes with Jason Bonham at his new Led Zeppelin Experience, and Escape the Fate visit us in studio. Plus, new videos from Black Label Society and Bring Me The Horizon. All that and more, only on Revolver TV!
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is currently doing a solo tour, opening for Ozzy Osbourne. He also recently released his fourth album with solo group Halford, Made of Metal, on his own Metal God record label. Here, he fills us in on the record, the tour, and what’s going on with his other band.
On stands now, the 2010 REVOLVER MAGAZINE GOLDEN GODS issue is not to be missed. The double-sized issue boasts an all-star cover featuring the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS winners, performers and presenters—including OZZY OSBOURNE, LEMMY KILMISTER of Motörhead, ROB HALFORD of Judas Priest, DAVE GROHL, ALICE COOPER, CHINO MORENO of Deftones, ROB ZOMBIE, ZAKK WYLDE of Black Label Society, VINNIE PAUL of Hellyeah, JERRY CANTRELL of Alice In Chains, CHRIS JERICHO of WWE and Fozzy, KAT VON D, MARC COLOMBO of the Dallas Cowboys and Free Reign, and more.
Check out video of Alice in Chains talking about winning the Revolver Golden Gods Album of the Year award; the hilarious Golden Gods intro skit featuring Lemmy, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, and Rob Halford, among others; Anthrax's Scott Ian talking about the Big Four tour; Slayer at their bloodiest shoot ever; and more right now on the Revolver TV Mobile app! Other items we've added over the past week include Dillinger Escape Plan's video for "Farewell Mona Lisa," Rise Against's "Savior" video, Andrew W.K. and Bleeding Through's Marta backstage at te Golden Gods, Drowning Pool performing "More Than Worthless" live, Olivia Munn visiting Skywalker Ranch, and more.