Metalheads rejoice: CNN reports that “Legendary heavy metal vocalist Rob Halford has reunited with Judas Priest, the singer told CNN Friday, speaking by phone from his Birmingham, England, home”. CNN adds:
The band, one of heavy metal’s most popular groups and a leader in the late-’70s wave of British metal bands, plans to release a full-length studio album in the spring of 2004. Judas Priest will also embark on a global concert tour, the band’s first with Halford in more than a decade, the group’s management team said.
“Rob Halford, along with band members K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton and Ian Hill, felt a heightened level of intensity,” a member of the management team told CNN, speaking of recent meetings with the four. “Rob said they were all very excited and they have re-established their friendship. These guys grew up together from their early 20s on, so this means a lot to them personally and professionally.”
In an exclusive telephone interview, Beavis told me why Priest is a great group. “Because they rock, dude, they rock!!” he exclaimed. And Butthead described why Judas Priest is so important to him:
“Drums, guitar and Death. They finally got it right.”
Who can argue with that?