Judas Priest singer Rob Halford was asked by the Green Bay Press Gazette to describe the “biggest storm” he had ever weathered in his life. Halford replied, “My own personal alcohol and drug addiction, which stopped 32 years ago. Music was incredibly important to me at that moment, and I fully understood the value of music as a form of support through those early days of not drinking and drugging. I listened to music more than ever at that point, and I was able to connect in a way that I hadn’t for as long as I could remember.”
- Halford celebrated the 32nd anniversary of his getting sober on January 6th.
- The legendary vocalist told the “Rock N’ Roll Breakfast Show” that Priest’s fans keep him clean now, saying, “I have to go out there night after night and do my work in the way that’s expected from me . . . that’s also part of my daily spiritual ritual — keeping clean and sober for my own well being, but also for my fans and everybody else.”
- Judas Priest’s new album, Firepower, was released on March 9th. The band is currently on the road in North America.
Story source: Blabbermouth