During a recent interview with ‘UCR,’ Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford said that he could go to a big change in his music career after an unexpected success of the new album.
Rob Halford explained that the success of his new Christmas album, ‘Celestial,’ made him seriously think of recording a blues album, and he thought it could be the next step for his brother and nephew.
Rob Halford explained:
“I’ve always had this yearning to do a blues album and I think that this could be the next step with my brother and my nephew.
I think the way that their musicianship [on ‘Celestial’] has been embraced, that’s a really strong signal to me. It’s only thoughts in my head at the moment. [But] there’s a good possibility that the next Halford and Family and Friends could be a blues record.”
During an interview in 2015, Rob Halford said that a blues album was on his ‘bucket list’ for a while. He stated:
“I used to play the harmonica really well. This idea about the blues album has kind of rekindled that, because just thinking back, probably in my very early 20s, maybe in my late teens, I started to play blues harmonica.
I would always listen to Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Bessie Smith, the greats [and] the originators. It’s been wonderful, much like metal, to see how those very simple basic primitive displays of American South and Chicago blues have grown [into] all of the different varieties of the blues, like the different varieties of metal.
It just seems like it’s calling me, so that could be the next step to consider.”
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