In a recent interview by NME, JUDAS PRIEST ‘s Rob Halford said that he had a “diva moment” when he heard that Metallica would be headlining this year’s Glastonbury festival.
Halford says: “I think it’s great, but I did have a bit of a diva moment when I heard. I rang Michael [Eavis] and said I loved it. I love that he’s bringing metal to Glastonbury, but I did say next time he wants to bring metal to Glastonbury, can you make sure it’s British?
“Metallica are our best mates, and I’m thrilled for them. I think when Michael Eavis sees how mad the crowd go he’ll realise metal can work there, and hopefully he’ll book Priest in a couple of years.”
Halford also promises that his band will tour the UK and Europe next year, having started their latest tour in the USA. “We’re doing a bunch of dates there, then having a Christmas break then we’ll play all over the UK and Europe,” he says. “We love coming home. We never forget this is who we are, and Britain is very important to us.”
JUDAS PRIEST will release their upcoming album, “Redeemer of Souls”, on July 15th via Epic Records, as both a standard version and a deluxe edition with five bonus tracks.
The band has recently released the first single ‘March of the Damned’ from their upcoming album. The song can be listened below: