Topics List Inbox Friends Search Admin Information  
 You are not logged in.   
Username: Password: Register

 This Topic was created by [Kendall aka JudasRyche] Messages per page: [20] 50 100 
Message display order: [Newest first] Oldest first 
Go to Parent Topic

Featuring the unbridled wit and wisdom of some of the metal world's brotherhood and keeping it REAL !!

You do not have enough Respect Points to post in this topic.

[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:39:52 PM 
Yes, very interesting interview from Rob. I've always loved how he speaks - you really have to listen to what he says because he usually gives you all the info by dropping little lines like "they all knew it was wrong  to end with Nostradamus" from his previous interview..... I guess that question is now answered, Glenn and Rob wrote everything. So it seems the split must have been before March because they started working on writing the material back in January.  Also interesting was Rob saying that if they hadn't found Richie, they would have had to cancel the tour and think about what they were going to do next. This makes me wonder again about the timing of things.... but I really don't care what happened anymore.
I'm glad they found Richie and I hope he kicks major ass on tour and on the new album!!!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by J.D. DIAMOND from Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:18:06 PM)
[J.D. DIAMOND] Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:18:06 PM 
Very interesting Painkiller87, Rob mentioned him and Glenn wrote "all the music" so this is very interesting indeed. And how they feel its important to release a great british styled metal classic album,this new album I don't think will have anything to do with K.K. Downing on it at all.

This is fine by me,K.K. was wanting to retire the band with Nostradamus being the last LP ,either that or he was into doing another Nostradamus album,either or I'm glad he is "GONE".

Hails to K.K. for everything he has givin us in the past but come on....fuck that,I'd much rather have Richie Faulkner in the band helping them out with a "great british styled classic metal" album than to have a boring K.K. Downing slagging the band down with experimental bullshit! 

Hellrider.....quit trying to summon K.K. back to the band....he is not "into it" and he will only prevent you from getting a great british styled classic metal album!!!!! lol! TRUE!!!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Painkiller87 from Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:57:35 AM)
[Painkiller87] Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:57:35 AM 
Another Interview with Rob just posted:

JUDAS PRIEST Singer On 'Epitaph' Tour: 'This Isn't Goodbye; This Is Just Farewell' - May 17, 2011
On May 11, Paolo Bianco of Italy's Musica Metal conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford about the departure of the band's founding member, Kenneth "K.K." Downing; the addition of 31-year-old guitarist Richie Faulkner (LAUREN HARRIS, DIRTY DEEDS); and the group's upcoming "Epitaph" farewell tour. Several excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET from the original 15-minute audio, which can be streamed at this location).

On what it feels like to be back playing with JUDAS PRIEST again after taking some time off in 2010:

Halford: "It always feels like it never ended. It feels like the metal has never stopped, which is a great feeling. When we're back in each other's company, and we turn the amps on and the songs start to be played, it's just magic — it's metal magic. And all the ingredients that make good metal are still very much in place — all the passion and the belief and the power of what we do in PRIEST as metal players. It's all good. And, of course, this is exciting because we're doing songs that we've never done before for this show. We're also doing some songs from a long, long time ago that we haven't played for many, many years. So the setlist is gonna be very unusual; it's very much a celebration of the life of PRIEST and music live on stage."

On the new JUDAS PRIEST guitarist, Richie Faulkner:

Halford: "We've been very, very lucky to find a guitar player like Richie, because he's a top man. He really loves metal, he loves PRIEST, and he's got all the parts [down], he knows everything, he knows exactly what he needs to do, and he learned a lot of songs in a very short span of time. So I think that just shows his caliber as a top guitar player. I think he probably still can't believe it's happening. [Laughs] So, yeah, we're very lucky and we're very happy that we found Richie. I think if we hadn't found Richie, we wouldn't be coming back to Italy; we would have had to cancel the tour and think about what to do next. But Richie is doing fantastically well, he's very excited about coming to all these different parts of the world and especially to come and play our own unique style of metal in Italy at the Milan show."

On whether JUDAS PRIEST will do any touring after the release of the band's next studio album:

Halford: "We've never followed the rules in PRIEST and we've always done what we wanted to do. We feel that it's important to make another great British metal-style classic album. So that's coming out next year. All the songwriting is completed. Me and Glenn [Tipton, guitar] wrote all the music. And we've got three tracks that are mixed and mastered and ready to go, so we're trying to figure out the best way to let them out to our fans. And we'll maybe play one or two of them live on this tour anyway, just to whet everybody's appetite and get everybody ready for the full release. So we've got a new record coming out, and that'll probably come out in the summer next year."

On whether he feels a sense of sadness knowing that the band may not be doing any more touring after the "Epitaph" tour:

Halford: "No, I don't think so. And we don't want the fans to feel sad; we want the fans to celebrate with us. I mean, everything comes to an end one way or another; that's just life. The great thing about PRIEST metal music is the metal music will live forever, and that's all that really matters to us in the band. Of course, the fans are the most important part of the life of PRIEST, so I think it's very important that all the Italian metalheads come to see this show. I'm sure at some point we would love to come back to Italy. It's just that there's some uncertainty now about a lot of things as far as the places that we will play and we may not return to. So it's very important that all of our fans come and see the show and have a great time and celebrate the life of PRIEST through the music together."

On whether he can see himself retiring from the music scene:

Halford: "Well, as a singer, you just have to face reality. You can sing forever, but the quality of your voice changes. And it's important for me to know that when I go on stage I can do the work I need to do and do my parts really well. As long as I can do that, I wanna keep doing it. I'm just being cautious. I don't know how long this voice is gonna last. But at the same time, I, personally, am not gonna say, 'By 2015, I' m gonna finish, I'm gonna stop,' because I don't think I can do that. It's not in my system. I love metal too much to say, 'By this time, I'm gonna stop doing the metal work.' One way or another, I think all of us in PRIEST will stay connected to metal; that's important for us all. . . We're just dealing with the physical situation as much as anything else. I mean, we're all in great shape. I think the feeling is 'Let's keep doing it while we're still able to do it as well it needs to be done.' And, as we said, this isn't goodbye; this is just farewell. This is another massive, massive, very intense world tour for PRIEST. We're just gonna slow things down a little bit now."

JUDAS PRIEST's "Epitaph" world tour will kick off on June 7 in Tilburg, Holland.

Downing issued a statement last month regarding his departure from the legendary heavy metal group on the eve of its farewell tour. Downing said, "It is with much regret that I will not be with you this summer. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your concerns about my health. Please rest assured that I am OK. There has been an ongoing breakdown in (the) working relationship between myself, elements of the band, and the band's management for some time. Therefore I have decided to step down rather than to tour with negative sentiments as I feel that this would be a deception to you, our cherished fans. However, I would urge you to please support the PRIEST as I have no doubt that it will be a show not to be missed."
[tasnam1] Friday, May 13, 2011 10:46:25 PM 

Just watching Jay Leno and the guy from American Idol just sang who got voted out  "You've Got Another Thing Coming"

Was not that good in my opinion, but hey PREIST ON LATE NIGHT!!!

Jimmy Kimmel now Jay!!!!

We are making progress for the METAL FAITH to the masses!!!
Edited at: Friday, May 13, 2011 10:50:23 PM
[hellrider 31038] Friday, May 13, 2011 7:48:08 PM 
Halford: "Well, I can tell you that it's gonna be a very strong, powerful, solid heavy metal album with all of the famous things people love about PRIEST — all the big sledgehammer heavy metal riffs from Birmingham and the screaming vocals. And it's just a very straightforward record as far as looking at our past and all of the wonderful things that we've done in heavy metal




[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, May 13, 2011 7:06:51 PM 
I agree Painkiller87.  This whole issue about K.K. leaving the band is sad,its upsetting and we all miss him,even Rob said K.K. will always be a spirit within the band and I think every one of us feels the exact same way. But with Rob talking about the "creative differences" that caused a communication breakdown between K.K. and the band/management  and how he said the new album will be sludgehammer british heavy metal riffs and straightforward metal really leaves us to belive that possibly K.K. wanted to continue the studio albums in the vien of Nostradamus or either he wanted Nostradamus to be the last Priest studio album. 

If this is the case,then while I'm sad about K.K.'s departure I wouldn't want him in Judas Priest any longer because I don't want Nostradamus being the last chapter in the band's career and also I wouldn't want another album like Nostradamus either so this is why I'm excited about Richie Faulkner helping out our favorite band continue its legacy.

All these fans that are complaining about K.K. leaving and how its not Priest without him ect...they have the right to express thier feelings but at the same time us fans that are excited about the band "right now" have every right to punch back and say the band is still 'Judas Priest" without Ken.

The thing is,that we are here cellebrating the band now with a new guitarist and looking forwards to a new album and will throughout this year into next year while the other fans that think the band should quit because K.K left will be posting all year long but for what?

Auntie B claimed that I bashed the band when Nostradamus came out and shes right,I did and still do but what she didn't mention is that I've given the band alot of credit for Nostradamus and mentioned how great it is put together,structure,epic ect...and I've said how I'm jealous of those who love the album..ect....but I never said the band should of "quit" because I didn't like the record. 

One thing is for sure,if this next album comes out kick ass and Priest proves these nah sayers wrong then watch them all sqirm and eat thier words while they post how great the new album is,if thats the case then they should all fess up and say they were wrong but they prabably won't.  I've got the total vibe that this new album will be better in quality than 2005's Angel Of Retribution and if thats the case then we are in for an excellent LP!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Painkiller87 from Friday, May 13, 2011 2:11:19 PM)
[Painkiller87] Friday, May 13, 2011 2:11:19 PM 
No problem guys! I am always checking around for the smallest bits of news I can find! And the new album I am sure will be killer!
[acolyte55] Friday, May 13, 2011 12:00:45 PM 
good to hear painkiller !!! thx for the info
[Becks] Friday, May 13, 2011 11:31:46 AM 
Thanks for that PK, I'm having positive vibes about the new album!!!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Painkiller87 from Friday, May 13, 2011 9:58:02 AM)
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Friday, May 13, 2011 11:23:15 AM 
Thanks Painkiller87!! I hear ya J.D.! This is just what we had hoped for regarding the new album! Notice how Rob said that they "always felt it would be wrong to finish the recording side of things with Nostradamus"? Thank you Rob for rekindling my excitement about the tour and the new album!!
ROB HALFORD: "Well, I can tell you that it's gonna be a very strong, powerful, solid heavy metal album with all of the famous things people love about PRIEST — all the big sledgehammer heavy metal riffs from Birmingham and the screaming vocals. And it's just a very straightforward record as far as looking at our past and all of the wonderful things that we've done in heavy metal — from 'British Steel' to 'Painkiller' to 'Sad Wings Of Destiny'.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by J.D. DIAMOND from Friday, May 13, 2011 10:52:03 AM)
[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, May 13, 2011 10:52:03 AM 
Hell yeah I can't wait to hear this new studio album!!!!!  Thanks Painkiller87 that is awsome information!!!! 

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Painkiller87 from Friday, May 13, 2011 9:58:02 AM)
[Painkiller87] Friday, May 13, 2011 9:58:02 AM 
ROB HALFORD On JUDAS PRIEST's New Guitarist, Split With K.K. DOWNING And Band's Future - May 13, 2011
On May 9, longtime Spanish heavy metal journalist Rafa Basa of conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford about the departure of the band's founding member, Kenneth "K.K." Downing; the addition of 31-year-old guitarist Richie Faulkner (LAUREN HARRIS, DIRTY DEEDS); and the group's upcoming "Epitaph" farewell tour. Several excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed exclusively by BLABBERMOUTH.NET from the original 27-minute audio, which can be streamed at the bottom of this article).

On why JUDAS PRIEST has chosen to embark on a farewell tour at this point in the band's career:

Halford: "I think we're just being very careful. We wanna be able to still do these big shows and to still give out the same kind of power and energy that we've always been able to do. And so, 40 years later, we're doing that really successfully and we feel that we would like this to be a kind of celebration of many, many things about JUDAS PRIEST and give the fans a really, really great metal show. And then maybe just take things easier next time, you know, because… I wish we were all immortal. [Laughs] Metal is immortal [Laughs], but I don't feel immortal. It's a lot of reasons, and it happens to everybody in one way or another. I think metal touring is very, very difficult. I mean, you've got all the travelling to do and you don't get much sleep. And it's different on your body all these years later. PRIEST is famous for these very big, long grueling tours, and we just wanna still be able to make our shows, but we just wanna be able to kind of enjoy them and put on a great performance. But just kind of kick back a little bit and enjoy the golden metal years and still be with our fans, but just on a different level now."

On whether the next PRIEST studio album will be similar to the band's last CD, "Nostradamus" (2008), or if it will be a return to a classic PRIEST album format along the lines of "Angel Of Retribution" (2005):

Halford: "Well, I can tell you that it's gonna be a very strong, powerful, solid heavy metal album with all of the famous things people love about PRIEST — all the big sledgehammer heavy metal riffs from Birmingham and the screaming vocals. And it's just a very straightforward record as far as looking at our past and all of the wonderful things that we've done in heavy metal — from 'British Steel' to 'Painkiller' to 'Sad Wings Of Destiny'. We've got this wonderful heritage in our music, so I think we're just letting our heart lead us on this record. It's not as complicated or as complex in the arrangements as 'Nostradamus' was and I think we always felt that it would have been wrong to finish the recording side of PRIEST with 'Nostradamus'; we felt it was very important to kind of re-focus and put the metal in its place that we're most famous for, and I think that's what we're gonna do with this new record. It's coming out next year. It's almost completed. A lot of the songs have been already written, not fully recorded, but all of the arrangements have been made. That's the time-consuming part — the actual writing of the songs and then getting the arrangements right and all the pieces into place. And then when you go in the studio, the studio is generally a pretty straightforward operation. But we're excited, yeah. It's kind of unusual, isn't it?! 'Cause it's farewell, but it's full of new things; we have a new show, new costumes, new setlist and that's we've always tried to do for our fans and for ourselves — to make every tour special, and that's definitely the case with this one."

On the future of JUDAS PRIEST after the "Epitaph" tour:

Halford: "It's a very open set of opportunities, of course. We will still be making shows, we won't be going out on these long, massive world tours as much. But we'll still be getting together every now and again and doing a festival here and there. Personally, I don't see any reason why we need to stop the writing and the recording, because that's always a great joy and pleasure and it's not as stressful and difficult, physically and mentally, as a tour. So yeah, the future is not really laid out for certain, but I guess we'll just be and do what we've always tried to do as a metal band, which is, in one way or another, still keep recording and still do some shows."

On what it means to him to be working on a new JUDAS PRIEST studio album at this point in the band's career:

Halford: "I think it's just another testament to the self-belief we have as a band. We still feel that we've got something to say. We still feel that we've got important things to display in our music, especially. And so, for a brand new studio album to come this far on in our career, I think it's a wonderful achievement, and I think it's just letting our fans, especially, see that the things that are important to us — the passion of metal and the power of metal — is still alive inside of us and we still get a lot of pleasure and satisfaction from making metal songs and recording them and putting on a show. That's not changed. I think in our hearts we wish we could do this forever. [Laughs] It's like your favorite soccer player; you wish he could keep playing the game forever, but eventually you have to be realistic and sensible and say, 'This has been great. I'm still gonna do a few things — maybe do some coaching.' Still stay in the mix of metal. But life goes on and things change. But like I said, we hope that people will see this as a time to celebrate, with a lot of new experiences. We're celebrating a lot of great moments from our past, but we're also looking forward to the future."

On K.K. Downing's statement that his departure from JUDAS PRIEST was brought on in part by "an ongoing breakdown in [the] working relationship between [him], elements of the band, and the band's management":

Halford: "Well, I'm sure you've been around a lot of bands in your life as a journalist and I'm sure you've heard a lot of stories about the creative differences that happen in a group, and you always overcome them. It's not easy being in a band; it's a very difficult, temperamental machine, because you're dealing with very emotional people, very talented people, and so you have your ups and your downs. I think that in the light of all of the excitement and the confusion over the last few weeks, a lot of the things have been kind of distorted out of the fact. I don't really know why K.K. said what he said in his press release. I think maybe K.K. himself was feeling very emotional and very kind of… I don't know… maybe retrospective about all of the things that have been going on in PRIEST for the last few years. . . If you go onto his web site today, he put up a new press release and he says, you know, he's had a great time and he's not feeling bitter, he's not feeling in any other way than feeling just very satisfied and complete that he's done all the things that he wants to do. And I think that's great. I think K.K.'s really answered a lot of questions for a lot of people. But I think it was unfair to single out the bandmembers and I think it was unfair to single out management as the reason why he left, because it was more than that. And so there you go. We're all separate, individual people that all have lives to live and all have different needs and choices to be made, and this is the one that K.K.'s gone with. And we love him dearly; he'll always be in the spirit of JUDAS PRIEST. We wish things were different, but they're not, so we have to look forward and be positive and be excited about the shows that we're gonna do and a great new guitar player, Richie. JUDAS PRIEST is not just one person, JUDAS PRIEST is the whole experience, and we've always felt that way. Even when I was away from the band, JUDAS PRIEST carried on. So this is what we're gonna do — we're gonna be strong and we're gonna put on some powerful shows and we're gonna celebrate and have some great metal experiences together again."

On why K.K. couldn't wait until after the "Epitaph" tour to leave the band:

Halford: "It's a great question. I can't answer it. You have to get in touch with K.K. and ask him that question, 'cause I can't answer it. I think we've tried to be as honest and as straightforward as we can be on both sides of the discussion, and it is very emotional. I mean, you could just as easily [have asked] that same question — which you may have done — when I was away from the band, and Ripper, my good friend Ripper, was holding the mic for me. You just have to carry on. I think more than anything, it's just kind of difficult, 'cause it's a farewell tour. Why is it happening now? Well, you've got no control over life, have you? [Laughs] You can't control life and these things happen. So you just have to accept them and see what your options are. So that's the way it is. Of course, it will never be the same without K.K., like I'm sure a lot of people said it was never the same without me. But you can't just grind to a halt, you can't just stop everything — that would be ridiculous. We have obligations to our fans and to promoters and to everybody else, and to our record company, and we wanna fulfill them and be professional and do the right thing, which is what I think we are doing."

On how he feels personally about K.K.'s departure from the band:

Halford: "I just feel very sad that this whole episode has taken place at the time that it has. I think that we're all dealing with it differently. I love Ken like a brother; we've been in each other's lives for over 40 years. And we're all still good friends; that's the important thing. It doesn't matter about the breakdown in the communication or the creative differences; that's just part of being in a band. The friendship and the caring for each other, that doesn't go away. It should never go away. Because we've been through too much together and you can't let differences of opinion over different incidents and different moments, you can't let that affect your long-term-standing relationship, business-wise and personal-wise, you can't let that get destroyed; that would be a terrible thing to do. So you just respect each other, you respect each other's choices and you respect each other's decisions. And I'm sure that at some point K.K. will probably want to be a little bit more open about his reasons for departing PRIEST; that's entirely up to K.K. We've made it clear that we're not speaking for K.K.; we can only speak for ourselves and what we need to do. So there you go — that's about as much as we can really offer to the press and to our fans at this point."

On what fans can expect from the upcoming tour:

Halford: "Well, I think, looking at the history and the tradition of PRIEST, whenever we've gone out on these world tours, we've tried to do something different, so we do have a brand new stage set, light show, we've got some special effects that we're bringing back in terms of pyro and lights and lasers and flames and all these other great, crazy things that you love about metal that we haven't used in a while; we're bringing all those back. I think the setlist is the most exciting part, because we're trying to do everything from all of our music, so it really is a celebration of the music of PRIEST as much as anything else — right from 'Rocka Rolla' all the way up to maybe a track from the brand new record. So that's quite special and unique; we've never done before that for our fans. New stage, new costumes, new songs… it's just gonna be a really special event. . . The fact that we've said we're gonna try to do something from every record is already creating a lot of excitement and people are looking at the songs and going, 'I wonder, will they do this song?' or 'I wonder, will they do that song?' So I think we wanna keep that as a surprise until the first few shows because obviously when the first few shows start to happen, it will be all over the Internet and everybody will know. But we are actually rehearsing a lot of songs, so we're gonna try to mix it up. We're gonna try to put on… maybe one song will be not in the setlist one night, so maybe we'll put two more in another night. So it will be quite varied. It's important, I think, to try and keep an element of surprise; it just gives you something to look forward to."

On the decision to hire a relatively unknown guitar player, Richie Faulkner, to replace K.K. Downing:

Halford: "I think it would have diluted the moment if we would have gone with one of our friends. We know some very famous metal guitar players and I'm sure that they would have said, 'Yeah, I'll help you out if you need the help.' But I think we wanted to give this moment its own special feeling. Obviously, nobody can replace K.K. entirely, so I think we worked really hard to find someone of the same caliber and with the same kind of discipline and guitarmanship as K.K.'s always displayed, and I think we found that in Richie. Richie's been around for awhile; he's already had a successful career up until this point with his solo activities and some of the other bands that he's worked with. But this is a big leap for Richie to go into a band like PRIEST. And he's gonna be the right man for the job, you know. It is gonna be a tremendously exciting moment for Richie as a player. I can only imagine what's going on in his mind. I suppose it's the same as when Ripper walked out each night; you just have to go out and do your very best, and that's what Richie's gonna do. I think he's gonna show the metal world that he's a very competent, exciting player that's gonna not only be able to do the parts he needs to play but also inject his own special style and technique. And I think the metal fans are really grateful that Richie's there, because if Richie was not in the spot, this tour would have been canceled. So, yeah, it's gonna be tremendous for Richie to be able to do what's gotta do and he's gonna do it really well. And I think the fans are gonna love him."

On how it will feel seeing Richie in K.K.'s spot on stage:

Halford: "Yeah, I think K.K. felt the same when he looked to the left and saw Ripper [Laughs], he didn't see me. So history repeats itself, doesn't it? Emotionally, it's always very challenging to deal with these types of things, but you just have to accept the facts and this is it now; this is the way that PRIEST is looking and the band is still together. I know we've always said JUDAS PRIEST is not just one member; JUDAS PRIEST is the whole combination of players coming together to make the sounds of PRIEST, and we have 100 percent faith that Richie can do that part. So we're excited about the shows that we're gonna and the way that we're gonna display ourselves."

Rafa Basa's entire 27-minute interview with Rob Halford can be streamed using the audio player below.

[jimmyjames] Saturday, April 23, 2011 5:52:02 PM 
I thought Sound Of White Noise was a great album, everything else with Bush was very patchy though. On the Big 4, I thought Slayer were the best band on the day, the only thing that let them down was they didn't come out of the gate with one of their old classics, they should have started with War Ensemble or something but their set got better as it progressed.  Dave Lombardo's drumming is amazing on the Big 4 dvd, blows Lars out of the water. Anthrax and Megadeth were awesome too, Metallica were average.  I saw Metallica last year and they don't really have it any more, it was quite boring. The previous two times I'd seen them they were amazing but that was in the early and late 90s. Metallica don't have the attitude any more, it's all about cock rock posing for them now, all this "Hey, it's all about us and you man" shit has replaced "C'MON YOU FUCKIN PUSSIES".
[icecreamman] Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:39:06 AM 
 It is just so funny to me how Metallica had the biggest name on the box (its huge), and they sucked! 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Budred from Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:30:03 AM)
[Budred] Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:41:48 AM 
In a weird way I'm glad Rob is gay. Over time that helped keep me from being a homophobe. Most people
I know would rather kick your ass for being gay than accept it. Knowing my favorite singer was gay helped steer
me away from that line of thinking. At this stage of my life I believe myself to be tolerant of any lifestyle. I judge
no one based on lifestyle color or creed. Do what you want as long as it doesn't harm others.
[Budred] Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:30:03 AM 
I used to think Metallica was the second best live band out there, even after the music started to suck.
The last time I saw them was 03' on their Summer Sanitarium tour and they freakin' rocked. I bought
the Big Four also and after watching I probably wouldn't go to another Metallica show. They sucked.
I liked Megadeth the best, then Slayer, then Anthrax. All good performances. Just my opinion.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by icecreamman from Friday, April 22, 2011 10:32:47 PM)
[spapad] Friday, April 22, 2011 11:08:38 PM 
So true on both counts.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by icecreamman from Friday, April 22, 2011 11:06:30 PM)
[icecreamman] Friday, April 22, 2011 11:06:30 PM 
 I could care less if Rob is gay, he is just Rob Halford to me. He is THE METAL GOD. With Anthrax I hated the John Bush era, although I do like Armored Saint. Joey is just better suited for Anthrax.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by spapad from Friday, April 22, 2011 10:40:15 PM)
[spapad] Friday, April 22, 2011 10:40:15 PM 
Joey's voice is what I expect to hear when I listen to Anthrax. I quit them when he left, sound familiar? Some bands are just so identified by the voice and lyrics that when the singer leaves the band is just beyond help.
Same situation as with Priest wtih Ripper. You can get someone who can do all the ranges of voice but if the new lyrics are not there, and the heart is not there,  it's not going to impress anyone.
On the gay thing, I knew he was gay long ago. It made no difference to me then, it makes zero difference now. I loved him, and  I still love him, and always will.
That's Southern speak that they think Judas Priest is just him. Ignorant talk.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by icecreamman from Friday, April 22, 2011 10:32:47 PM) Edited at: Friday, April 22, 2011 10:45:08 PM Edited at: Friday, April 22, 2011 10:46:36 PM
Edited at: Friday, April 22, 2011 10:52:31 PM
[icecreamman] Friday, April 22, 2011 10:32:47 PM 
 One thing that annoys me is that people around here think Judas Priest is a gay man that wears leather. Ignorance surrounds me here in Kinston NC. I have the big 4 Blu Ray , Anthrax and Megadeth stole the show. I hate that Metallica got the big headline and a big fancy production, but it was cool to see the first two bands wipe the stage with them. Slayer had a good set, just not as good as the first two bands. Anthrax is a different band with Joey. He brings them to a whole new level. 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by spapad from Friday, April 22, 2011 10:26:10 PM)
<< Previous Message 361 to 380
Messages per page: [20] 50 100 
Message display order: [Newest first] Oldest first 
Page: First ...9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 [19] 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ... Last
Next >>