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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD picks 5 desert island albums

From thrash with "relentless intensity" to "one of the greatest rock & roll bands"
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Asking your friends to choose which albums they'd take to a desert island is an unrealistic music conversation prompt that never gets old. Especially when it's a famous musician like Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford answering the question. 

In a recent conversation with AXS TV, the Metal God was asked to choose a small handful of records that he'd take with him if he were heading to a remote location where heavy-metal otherwise didn't exist. 

Halford ended up following the prompt for a while and then going outside the parameters of the hypothetical to select one band whose entire catalog would make the journey with him. See all of Halford's desert island album picks below. 

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

I would have to go with Black Sabbath, the original Black Sabbath album that I think is the motivator for all great things in heavy metal. 

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Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

Definitely a Jimi Hendrix album, because I'm a frustrated guitar player and I love what electric guitars can do. So Electric Ladyland from Jimi Hendrix, most definitely.

The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out

I think [this is] from Madison Square Garden, a live record, which really shows the energy and power of that band. One of the greatest rock & roll bands that that ever lived.

Slayer - Reign in Blood

Let's bump up into more recent times. Let's go really fierce and aggressive with something from Slayer and really burn things off on the island; that palm tree's gonna fall over. And so I would go with Reign In Blood by Slayer because of its fierceness, its relentless intensity. 

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A TOOL album

For No. 5, I'm gonna jump out a little bit into something a little bit more cerebral, if that's the right word to call Maynard's [James Keenan] band TOOL. But TOOL, for me, has always been a great adventure, because they go to some remarkable places and it really, really is great music to put your headphones on, which I have here on this island to get lost in some TOOL.

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