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Friday, July 3, 2015

Rob Halford

For all the Judas Priest fans out there, or "Metal Maniacs" according to guitarist Richie Faulkner, this is their lead singer, dubbed "The Metal God"
Birth name: Robert John Arthur Halford
DOB: 8/25/1951
Where: Walsall, Staffordshire, England
Height: 6'

-Tattoos on his head
-Leather clothing
-His high multi octave singing voice
-His shaved head
-His beard
-His sunglasses
-Riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle on to the stage, especially to sing "Hell Bent for Leather", while also holding a whip or riding crop

-His sister Susan Halford was married to Judas Priest bass player Ian Hill from 1976-1984, making Halford and Hill ex-brothers in law
-Halford was brought in as a possible singer for Priest when original singer Al Atkins left. Susan Halford, who was married to Ian Hill, mentioned her brother Rob was a singer and he was brought in to audition
-Sang for Black Sabbath in 1992 when Ronnie James Dio refused to take the stage in support of former singer Ozzy Osbourne's solo act
-During the early 1990s, Judas Priest's look changed dramatically. Getting annoyed with his receding hairline, Halford simply shaved his head bald and showed some new tattoos on it
-Despite owning several types of cars, he didn't pass his driving test until he was 38
-Lives in Phoenix, Arizona, but owns houses in San Diego, Amsterdam, Walsall, his hometown
-He shares a birthday with Kiss bass player Gene Simmons and Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell
-Left Judas Priest in 1991 to pursue a solo career in the form of solo bands such as Fight, Two, Halford before returning in 2003.
-He's the current lead singer of Judas Priest

Personal Quotes
-My iPod is with me wherever I go. My iPod is all over the place - it's got Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Wagner, and then it goes into Slayer, Emperor, everything by Sabbath, everything by Queen, Tool, Pantera. I could just go on and on. I'm just a chameleon when it comes to music - all kind of music touch my senses.
-There are two kinds of music - heavy metal and all the crap they play on radio and show on MTV.

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