Halford, who performed PRIEST classics “Painkiller” and “Breaking The Law” with BABYMETAL at the 2016 Alternative Music Awards, said in a new interview with Metal Hammer magazine: “I was delighted to be asked. It was such a hectic day that it was over in a flash, but it was a blast.”
“Once I knew I was going to do it, I thought about their outfits and went to the vintage store and got a black-and-red pseudo leather jacket, a black-and-red t-shirt from Amazon, and I bought some black and red sneakers as well,” he added. “So, I actually put together an outfit exclusively for BABYMETAL. It’s in my closet still somewhere.”
Speaking about a possible new collaboration with BABYMETAL, Rob said: “It would be great to jump in on a ‘Gimme Chocolate!!’ or a ‘Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!’. But even more than that, I would love to sing in Japanese, because I’ve never done anything like that. It would be a thrill to sing a BABYMETAL song, but rather than one of their existing songs, I’d like to do something unique. We could make a one-off special; that would be a dream. Maybe when PRIEST goes to Japan next, we can stop in a studio and do an original song. Call it ‘Fox God Metal God’.”
JUDAS PRIEST will kick off their U.S. tour this September. Dates and tickets can be find here.