Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford spoke in a commercial interview with microphone brand “Shure”.
He has revealed the interesting story about how he dropped the microphone front of the Barack Obama at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He said:
“I did drop the mic just recently. When I saw President Barack Obama drop the mic [at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner] [laughs], I thought ‘I’ll do that one day.’ I did it quite recently, at the end of ‘Painkiller’, when I let go of one of my piercing screams at the end of the set, and I just dropped the mic.
And as I was dropping it, I’m thinking, ‘Oh, should I have done that?’ And it hit the deck. And one of the crew ran out and picked it up and [gave it] back [to me]. Nothing. Perfect. Not even a blip.”
He also praises Shure and said:
“The one thing about Shure microphones is that in all of my years, I don’t think I’ve ever had a Shure microphone fail me — because the components are so rigid and so trustworthy,” Halford said. “And that’s what you need as a singer.
When I pick up the mic backstage before I walk out, and I’m holding on to a Shure microphone, I don’t have to worry — I know it’s going to do the job,” he continued. “And because this voice is kind of extraordinary, and because it can do some crazy stuff, I wanna know that the microphone is gonna be able to pick up every nuance of the performance, particularly live.
I even use the 58 [Shure SM58 industry standard for live vocal performance] when I do in-studio recordings as well. When I’m really belting out the stuff, I still love to have that live feel, so I’ll grab on to a 58 and we”ll lay down the tracks.”
You can watch the entire interview below.
We took a road trip to Atlanta to catch up with Legendary Heavy Metal artists Judas Priest on their Firepower tour. An incredibly gracious host, Rob Halford sat down to discuss his long history with Shure as well as his new Axient Digital wireless system.Learn more about Axient digital at https://shu.re/2Sjl7hj
Gepostet von Shure am Freitag, 26. Oktober 2018