(ClassicRockMagazine.com) Judas Priest have finally completed work on their first album without KK Downing, frontman Rob Halford has revealed.
And he’s admitted he’s relieved the task is finally finished.
The band started on the follow-up to 2008′s Nostradamus following Downing’s surprise departure in 2011. He was replaced by Richie Faulkner.
Halford tells Artisan News: “The record is absolutely finished as of today. It’s a relief, because whenever Priest make an album you put your heart and soul into it. It’s not an easy thing to do 40 years later. MORE
FROM ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK No matter how much we love rock ‘n’ roll, sometimes we all have to take a break from listening to it and do something different — like, say, watching a movie about, starring or otherwise inspired by our favorite rock stars. From straightforward biopics to films about fictitious bands — or even just movies that wouldn’t exist without classic songs on the soundtrack — rock’s been going to the movies for decades. So crank up the volume on your home theater and break out your lighter, because we’ve lined up a list of the Top 10 Rock ‘n’ Roll Movies.
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X-Rock 103.9 Biography: SCOTT ROSENBERG
Born in: Hammond, IN
High school: Portage class of '81 (but was born and raised a Brickie fan)
Favorite bands and artists: Jethro Tull, The Pretty Things, Black Sabbath, UFO, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper
Album I think you should hear: Pretty Things “Parachute”
Best concert ever: Black and Blue, with Sabbath and BOC in 1981, Chicago Amphitheater
Teenage hangouts: Portage and Hobart game rooms, Hegewisch Records (mostly Merrillville), US 30 Dragstrip, Luigi's Pizza in Hobart.
Things I did as a kid: Collected Wacky Packages and beer cans... listen to my brother's and sisters' records (until I got a job and started buying my own)... pretended I was a disk jockey... watched way too much TV... pretended I was Ron Santo during whiffle ball games... watched way too much Cubs (which is why I'm so fragile today)... read comics, monster mags and hot rod magazines.