During a recent interview with Kaaos TV from Finland, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has shared his thoughts about retirement.
He said that ‘I can’t see any reason to stop’. Here’s the statement:
“All of us in Priest are very creative people, and if you have the ability and you have the desire to be in a situation where you’re making your music, that really is what Priest has been doing forever.
We’re a working metal band. We go out on these big, massive world tours to support our latest work… [collection of] songs that we’ve made. And so I can’t see any reason to stop unless there’s an absolutely good reason. I mean, I can imagine Glenn and Richie [Faulkner, guitar] and myself sitting down again sometime in the near future and writing new metal. We wanna do that.
The inspiration that our fans have given us and all of our friends in the media that have given us from the success of ‘Firepower’… While you’ve got the ‘Firepower’ roaring, why would you wanna stop? We’ll just keep going and going. We don’t have any end in sight.”
On what thinks about writing an autobiography, he said:
“The thought of an autobiography, that’s been rattling around for 10 or more. Publishers have been approaching me for as long as I can remember. And I think the longer you live, the more stories you’ve got to tell. I’ve had a wonderful life, and I think if I did a book, I’d like it to be a bit different.
I don’t know how that might be. I’ve got so many memories that I think it would probably be more than one book. [Laughs] I think it would be a bit like ‘Lord Of The Rings’ — it would be a trilogy or something. [Laughs] … So I think it’s inevitable that you’ll get one from The Metal God.“
You can listen to the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement. (Blabbermouth)