During the recent interview with “The Animal House Radio Show”, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has shared the story of why he decided to make a solo album.

He remembered the time when he record his debut album “Resurrection”. He also revealed the story of why he left Judas Priest in 1992. Here’s the statement:

“I think I was on the same journey as a lot of my friends in music. It’s a funny thing with lead singers — we have a tendency to go off on our own and do things and we end up coming back to the place where we were determined to be.

Ironically enough, ‘Resurrection’ kind of was a bridge back to Judas Priest. I’d been away with the Halford band and the Two project with John 5 and the Fight record, all of which I had a great time making. It’s one of those things where, if you’re a creative person, you’re constantly searching for other opportunities.

And I sought those out, and I still do now — I’m just very curious about what can be made with other musicians especially. But, yeah, thank you for referencing ‘Resurrection’. I stand by that record; it was a great record. Everybody played their hearts out on it. Everybody did a great job.

You can listen to the entire interview from below.

In a recent interview with The Korea Times, Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill has shared his thoughts on the idea of ‘rock is dead’. He said that “there is a great future for rock and heavy metal”, here’s the statement:

I don’t agree with the idea that rock is dead or anywhere near. In my experience, the festivals that we play at are better attended than ever and there are more young faces in the audience than old ones, so there is a great future for rock and heavy metal.

He also advised young musicians to “keep improving where you can and be patient. If you’ve got something good going, someone will notice sooner or later,” he said.