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Freddie Mercury & Rob Halford Named On Maxim Russia's 'Cool And Gay' List

Editors of the Russian version of the men's publication have published a list of gay celebrities whose contributions to culture are so great they've "earned our respect and the right to remain real...

Judas Priest Star Pushing For Studio Time With Lady Gaga

The Breaking The Law singer is a big fan of the self-confessed heavy rock devotee and in a recent interview with New Jersey's WSOU radio station, he admitted he's really interested in joining...

Rockers Pay Tribute To Dimebag On 10th Anniversary Of His Death

Judas Priest star Rob Halford, Zakk Wylde and Jerry Cantrell have joined former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo in remembering guitar great 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott on the 10th anniversary of his death.The rocker was shot and...

Rob Halford: 'There Will Be No Judas Priest Tell-all Book'

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford insists there will never be a group tell-all - because he and his bandmates have too much respect for each other to open up about dark days and embarrassing moments.The...

Lady Gaga Planning Judas Priest Collaboration

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is holding out hope for a collaboration with Lady Gaga after meeting the pop superstar backstage at a recent gig.The Breaking the Law rocker met Gaga for the first time...

Rob Halford To Undergo Hernia Operation

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is to undergo hernia surgery before the group's upcoming world tour.The rocker is keen to get himself fixed and healthy before the band hits the road to promote new album...

Rockers Pay Tribute To Dio At Album Launch Party In Hollywood

Heavy rock heavyweights Corey Taylor, Duff Mckagan and Rob Halford paid tribute to late peer Ronnie James Dio at an album listening party in Los Angeles on Monday night (17Mar14).The Vip bash at the Avalon...

Judas Priest Star To Appear On The Simpsons This Weekend

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will appear in an episode of The Simpsons in America this weekend (05Jan14).The rocker has been animated for the cult cartoon series and will appear in an episode alongside director...

Rob Halford Recovering From Back Strain

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is recovering from a back injury sustained after years of rocking out onstage.The 61 year old has been hobbling around with the aid of a walking stick in recent weeks,...

Judas Priest Star Rob Halford's Manager Sues Rocker And Bandmates

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford's longtime manager has filed a $50 million (£31.3 million) lawsuit against the rocker and his bandmates.John Baxter, who was fired in August (11) after representing the metal star since 1982,...

Halford Credits 'Coming Out' With Helping Change Rock Fans' Views

JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD is adamant he helped change some rock fans' views of homosexuality after he 'came out' in 1998, but insists there's "still a lot of issues to be addressed".The rocker came...

Halford Demands School Officials Do More To Fight Teen Bullying

JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD has waded into the bullying debate - he's demanding school officials do more to educate youngsters about the dangers of taunting their peers.Teen bullying has hit headlines in the U.S....

Ozzy & Halford To Tour Together

Birmingham, England's most famous sons are to team up for a rocking North American tour - OZZY OSBOURNE and ROB HALFORD are hitting the road together this winter (10).Ozzy will headline the month-long jaunt, supported...

Halford: 'Arizona Lawmakers Are Racist'

JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD has become the latest celebrity to protest Arizona's controversial new immigration laws, insisting the legislation is "racist".The rocker is a part-time Phoenix resident and he's appalled by the new law,...

Motley Crue And Halford Join Ozzy For Ozzfest 2010

OZZY OSBOURNE's Ozzfest is back after a year off with the rocker, MOTLEY CRUE and JUDAS PRIEST star ROB HALFORD teaming up to headline six shows in North America.The six-city Ozzfest 2010 tour will begin...

Drew Barrymore Praises Brave Ricky

Drew Barrymore has praised Ricky Martin for coming out as gay.The actress was one of many famous faces to rally around the singer - who revealed his sexuality last month - at the 21st annual...

Lemmy & Halford Named Golden Gods Top Honourees

MOTORHEAD star LEMMY and JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD are to be honoured with top prizes at the second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards in April (10).Ace of Spades singer Lemmy will be the 2010 recipient...

Halford Gets Festive With Christmas Album

JUDAS PRIEST star ROB HALFORD has joined the early Christmas rush by announcing plans to challenge the likes of STING and BOB DYLAN in the charts this festive season (09).The heavy rocker will release his...

Halford Founds Record Label

JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD has launched his own record label.The heavy rocker plans to spot and promote up-and-coming metal bands using Metal God Records. Halford tells MetalHammer.co.uk, "It's been a long desire of mine...

Plant Tops Heavy Metal Vocalists List

Former LED ZEPPELIN star ROBERT PLANT has been named heavy metal's top frontman in a new magazine poll. The KASHMIR singer claimed the top spot in Hit Parader's Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists. AEROSMITH's...

Halford Rubbishes Reports Of Priest Rift

JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD has dismissed rumours his 12-year hiatus from the group was caused by a major fall-out with his bandmates - insisting he wanted to venture out and try new things. The...

Halford Rues Lack Of Groupies

JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD is mystified by rock's promiscuous reputation - he's never had casual sex after performing live. The gay rocker insists he never indulged in groupies, male or female - and...

Slipknot Clean Up In Revolver Poll

Heavy rockers SLIPKNOT have slashed the competition for the 2005 annual readers' poll in rock magazine REVOLVER by claiming the major four prizes. The hardcore nine-piece claimed Best Band, Best Album (VOL 3: THE...

Halford Avoids Examining The Past

ROB HALFORD refuses to regret the 11 years he spent away from JUDAS PRIEST, because rock 'n' roll is about looking forward. The heavy rocker quit the band in 1992 to pursue new avenues...

Halford Nervous About Priest Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer ROB HALFORD understands why fans fear their comeback album will be a disappointment - because he's terrified it will be poorly received too. The charismatic frontman rejoined Priest in 2003, after...

Halford Blasts Publicity Stunt Claims

JUDAS PRIEST star ROB HALFORD has slammed theories he came out as a homosexual in a desperate bid to attract media attention. The charismatic singer revealed his secret during a MTV interview in the...

Halford Proud To Be The First Openly Gay Metal Star

JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD is proud he'll be immortalised in history as the first heavy metal singer to come out as a homosexual. Halford - who shocked fans in the mid-1990s by subtly...

Halford On The Hunt For Nudist Priest

JUDAS PRIEST rocker ROB HALFORD is desperate to catch tribute band NUDIST PRIEST when he tours with rocker OZZY OSBOURNE and BLACK SABBATH on the OZZFEST tour this summer (04) - because they play naked....

Ozzy + Geezer Eye A Full Black Sabbath Reunion

OZZY OSBOURNE has thrilled BLACK SABBATH fans by reuniting with former bandmate GEEZER BUTLER on his summer (04) OZZFEST tour. Butler has taken on bass duties for Osbourne's back up band following JOHN NICHOLSON's...

Judas Priest Reunite

Singer ROB HALFORD is reuniting with JUDAS PRIEST for the first time in thirteen years - to mark the heavy rockers' 30th anniversary. Halford left the band following 1990's PAINKILLER to front a succession...

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