12:43 - Zaphod Well, any other country than my own would be an amazing opportunity if I ever decide to start a band, I was just giving it as an example because that's where Jari's from.
12:39 - Redn1ght Zap, Finland isn't that great apparently for touring bands.. (They seem to avoid it like a plague tormented country...)
12:31 - Zaphod Yeah, the comments on that guy's long post are also pretty entertaining.
12:30 - MelancholiaC Just curious, if he indeed turns his fanbase into a charity service, how is that any more ethically honest than "those greedy bloodsucking record companies"? (and I doubt Nuclear Blast can really be called one...)
12:26 - MelancholiaC I see that in the fb comments one guy in particular has called him out on it in a long response. Most people just want to throw their money at him through paypal...
Metal God Records and Rob Halford are pleased to confirm Halford North American concert dates November and December with Ozzy Osbourne. Twelve cities are currently available for sale with additional dates to be announced.
Ozzy Osbourne & Rob Halford 2010 North America Fall Tour
Nov. 12 - Victoria, BC - Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Nov. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
Nov. 16 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
Nov. 18 - Edmonton, MB - Rexall Place
Nov. 20 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Nov. 23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Nov. 25 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
Nov. 27 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Dec. 01 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena
Dec. 03 - E. Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
Check out the new animated music video "Made of Metal" from Halford's new album Halford IV - Made of Metal below. The NASCAR-themed clip was created by London-based animator Dean Wright. Halford IV - Made Of Metal is scheduled for a release at the end of this month. More info concerning the album here.
Halford will release its new album, Halford IV - Made Of Metal, on September 27 (Europe), September 28 (North America) and October 13 (Japan).
Produced by Roy Z. and recorded during 2009 and 2010, Halford IV - Made Of Metal features 14 new songs penned exclusively by Rob Halford.
Commented Halford: "It has been a long wait for the global Halford fan base, and of course I'm very pleased to return with Halford IV - Made Of Metal this September. It is probably the most personal release of my solo career in terms of my writing and performances. Halford IV - Made Of Metal hits hard on many musical and emotional levels. I'm certain it will be recognized as one of the band's best releases, and I'm looking forward to performing the new tracks this year and reconnecting the Halford band with its legions of metal fans."
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford belting out Yuletide carols.
Halford will release Halford III — Winter Songs on November 3 in North America. The album will also come with a 24-page color booklet and will be out in Britain and Europe on November 9. German fans will have to wait until November 13 for it.
A preview of the record (as well as a video clip) is available through the website for Halford's Metal God Shop webstore with two singles also available for purchase: "We Three Kings" and "Get Into The Spirit."
"Well, I've always said I wanted to produce a Christmas CD," Halford says. "The Halford band has assembled a fantastic release, and we're excited to have produced a collection of holiday tracks which all of us have enjoyed from a very early age."
The world of Rock and Roll has one Metal God - Rob Halford. The multi-Gold and Platinum Producer, Songwriter, Vocalist has graced the world's largest stages for decades leading his revolutionary solo acts: Halford, Fight and the legendary Judas Priest.
Developing new standards for the Rock and Metal genres with blazing vocals, dynamic themes, adorned head-to-toe in glass, leather and steel - The Metal God is universally recognized as an artist whom continually inspires and drives today's global Hard Rock industry.
With an eye on defining consumer-fashions for today's Rock and Roll lifestyles, Metal God Entertainment and Rob Halford are pleased to debut a new garment entity: Metal God Apparel.
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has announced plans to post a monthly blog on his official web site and MySpace page. "I've got some pics and stories which I'll post later next month and I'm looking forward to sharing," he said.
On the subject of his current activities, Halford said, "I spent my recent break from the Judas Priest writing sessions looking in on the assembling of the forthcoming Fight and Halford music and film releases. They are f**kin' hot. You all have some great surprises in store."
Halford has laid out an ambitious release schedule for his new company called Metal God Entertainment (MGE). This year, Halford will reissue some of his non-Judas Priest material through MGE, starting with the Halford albums he made in 2000, 2001, and 2002, and he's also planning two DVDs and possibly some other music for next year. Halford told Launch he started MGE so that he could better control how things are released and promoted. "We really are very possessive of what we create, and we nurture it, obviously, from conception to its release," he said. "Most labels do an incredible job, and, and that's always been the case for me, but here's an opportunity now for me to look after things a little bit better, and give me a little bit more peace of mind in that area."
"The Metal God Announces plan for new solo recording. also mades call to most tallented fans to participate in the recording of a new Halford song to broadcast exclusively on www.robhalford.com, Hey Fighting Irish have their own song, why not the Metal God's Quorum??!!"
Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens recently spoke to Cleveland's "The Classic Metal Show" about Rob Halford's decision to announce his homosexuality on MTV the very same day in 1998 that PRIEST were performing their first show with Owens as the singer.
"Well, you've got to remember that was at the time when Rob was doing the TWO thing," Tim explained. "You know, if anyone ever saw the video, would have had to come out and admit he was gay, you know. So I figured that it was something that he had to do for himself. You know, who really cares? Every show that PRIEST did on that tour, there were flyers passed out for the TWO band. It was a publicity thing that he was doing, and I believe that it was the timing even with that, because he could have came out a year before or whatever. I'm glad he did, and I think almost everybody is. Who cares? You know, I might care if it was somebody else, but for some reason it hasn't bothered me ever. He's the ultimate singer and the Metal God. But it was a publicity thing, and everybody does it. It backfired, and so be it." Elaborating further on the interviewer's observation that Halford's announcement came on the same day as Owens' first live appearance with PRIEST, Tim said, "Yeah, yeah. Yeah, he comes out to New York while we're there. He was even in the same hotel we were in. It was an odd thing. Maybe I'm gonna drop a bombshell on PRIEST one of these days, and I'll strategically plan it too! (laughing). I'm going to wait until they're in town and I'm going to stay in the same hotel and then release it, just to see what happens! It probably won't work. (laughing)"