Thursday, July 30, 2015

Judas Priest's Rob Halford: "I'm in this to make quality music that's going to stick"


Judas Priest's Rob Halford was recently interviewed by MLive and talked about how the heavy metal scene of today compares to the way it was in the mid '80s, when metal was enjoying its heyday. Below you can read some excerpts.


Halford said: "It's a different landscape today vs. the past. There's only one Iron Maiden, and only one Black Sabbath, of sorts. What we crafted in the '70s and '80s was our feeling. I think it's natural for new metal bands to strive to find their own direction. I personally could look around and see acts like Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, etc. ... the beginnings of the metal scene, to an extent. We learned from the masters in some respect."

He continued: "To me, it's always been about quality, not quality. I'm in this to make quality music that's going to stick, where you can look back 5-10 years from now and say it still sounds pretty darn good. I'm not dismissing the incredible talent out there now. People are in a band to make their dreams come true, and it's really tough."