In the book, Halford recalls inviting Di’Anno back to his hotel room when MAIDEN supported PRIEST on a 1980 tour.
Prior to the tour, Di’Anno said that MAIDEN was going to “blow the bollocks off PRIEST” on the trek, a statement which irked then-PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing enough to want to remove MAIDEN from the bill.
Halford wrote in a book, according to Metal Hammer: “We didn’t really hang out and banter with MAIDEN much on that tour, but maybe I took Di’Anno‘s comment that he would blow PRIEST off stage too literally… because the one night we got drunk together, I tried to seduce him!
He continued: “We went to my room to carry on drinking, but I was too pissed to try anything, and he was too pissed to even know what I wanted to try. I think that was definitely for the best.”
JUDAS PRIEST, celebrating their 50th Anniversary, recently announced their first ever Warlando Music Festival fueled by Monster Energy.
Warlando takes place Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando. Tickets go on sale today at 11am ET.
JUDAS PRIEST will be headlining their first curated festival and is telling fans to prepare for WAR at the Orlando Amphitheater.