Yes. The bigger goal of that is to try and get the actual music that I did with Trent Reznor … and get that back somehow because then I’d like to provide the fans with both sides of what Two was about at that point musically. There was the demos and [they] were all practically completed. But we shifted gear and worked with Trent and Ray Riendau. Most people are only aware of the final outcome of that collaboration. So we just got to get through all the legal business stuff.
A lot of people are talking about that as I’ve been chatting to friends around the world about this Rio DVD. Everybody’s remembering and thinking about the Two record. And I think that’s very cool because, you put some of those tracks on now and they just click into active rock radio and Top 40. … And that just shows you the foresight that Trent had as a musician and as a producer. You can really feel Trent’s influence on songs like “I Am A Pig.” He’s just ahead of the game in music to a certain extent…. But yeah, I think it would be useful if the demand was there … we’ll do it.
How did Judas Priest decide to get involved in the videogame Rockband and decide to be one of the first bands in April (of 2008) to have its record, Screaming For Vengeance available to download through the system?
It’s a Sony thing. They’re behind all of that. I mean of all the people they could pick and choose within that catalog, we were absolutely thrilled they chose Priest and S.F.V. … and the same with Guitar Hero. … So yeah, it’s really cool to be in that world, [though] I’m rubbish when I try to play video games.
Your voice has held up amazingly well after all these years. What challenges do you at this point in your life face as a singer? And how would you compare your singing ability now as opposed to 10-20 years ago?
It’s different obviously; the physical challenges of getting old have come into play. Having said that, I listen to what I did on Nostradamus and I feel pretty good about it all. Robert Plant said recently, “I wish to Christ I hadn’t screamed my tits off in those early days of Led Zeppelin. People want me to do it now, 40 years later and I can’t do it.” That’s just a fact of life, you know. See, when you’re putting on a show, you just have to make the subtle adjustments to get through the music. But it’s all doable. I don’t worry about it that much. I can still cover a lot of territory.