Judas Priest singer Rob Halford gave an interview to Classic Rock Magazine and talked about his thoughts on quitting music.
Robert Halford is a singer-songwriter called ‘Metal God’ by fans due to his recognizable and distinctive singing. The musician is mainly known for his career as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Judas Priest. Halford played his first show with Judas Priest back in May 1973.
The musician fronted the band throughout the ’70s and ’80s. He adopted his signature image in 1990, and after an accident on the stage, left Judas Priest in May 1992. However, he reunited with the band in July 2003, and he has been working with them ever since.
The 70-year-old musician recently gave an interview to Classic Rock and talked about his tenure in Judas Priest. The interviewer asked Halford if he has ever thought of quitting music. He responded by saying ‘never,’ and recalled the time he and Ian Hill were stuck in the back of a van in Germany while touring. He said they almost died of hypothermia, but he didn’t think about quitting music even that day.
The Classic Rock interviewer asked Rob Halford:
“Was there ever a time when you thought of quitting music?”
Halford then responded:
“No, never. Even when I and Ian were stuck in the back of a broken-down van in Germany, and it was minus-30 Celsius outside. The guys had gone off to get help, except they hadn’t, cos they were at some local club getting pissed and having a knee up while I and Ian nearly died of hypothermia.
They got back at nine or ten in the morning, and we’re covered in frost. Ian looked like a cross between Chewbacca and a yeti. He was pulling icicles out of his beard. But the hard times are the memories you cherish the most.”
Judas Priest has been active in the metal scene for over 50 years, and the band’s frontman Rob Halford does not think about retirement yet. Although he is now getting older, it seems he is determined to continue making musical efforts.