Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Judas Priest singer Rob Halford spoke in an interview with Metal Hammer.

Tony Iommi has shared an interesting story about the time that when they released “Paranoid” single.

Interviewer asked ‘Was there a point where you thought, ‘Right lads, we’ve done it – we’re famous’?’, Tony said:

“For us, it was when the [1970] ‘Paranoid’ single came out and we were on Top of the Pops. Nobody would play you on the radio. And journalists didn’t like us. We were hated.

[Radio 1 DJ] Tony Blackburn hated the sight of us and he had to announce us on Top of the Pops. It must have killed him.”

Rob Halford added:

“I remember the day the postman delivered a copy of Priest’s first ever album, [1974’s] ‘Rocka Rolla.’ The record label would only give us one album each.

I was still living with my mum and dad back then, and I remember signing for the package and taking it up to my bedroom and going, ‘This is it! It’s all gonna happen!’ [Laughs] Little did I realize that there would be another 10 years’ slog before it got to a really important place.”

Click here to entire interview.