It's just unfortunate that Rob set himself such a high standard that when he does hit a bum note (which is NORMAL for ALL singers time to time) people shit on him. Bloody hell people, this man and his mates have shared their music with us for 40 odd years - they owe us nothing at all. We are lucky. Yep, sometimes something happens that pisses fans off, or they release a record or song that is not the best (example, I really don't like Loch Ness from AOR, and Troubleshooter from POA is hammy at best). What is so wrong with focussing on the positive! Just because most of us here focus on the good stuff doesn't make us fan boys or fan girls. Why on earth would anyone want to dwell on the bad stuff, that just drags you down. That video is excellent HRMG, I would have given anything to have seen Judas Priest live on that tour
He flip-flopped like a fish out of water on that one!! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I just can't stand it when people bitch about Rob because he misses a note. Scott, KK, Ian, Glenn, and Richie fuck up but no one ever talks about it or makes an issue of it. Rob on the other hand is expected to be perfect at every single show. Being the Metal God is both a blessing and a curse I suppose. How can you possibly expect Rob to sound just like he did when he was 20, 30 or even 40? He doesn't move around like he used to because he is concentrating on hitting all the notes because if he doesn't, people bash him. But people then bash him because he isn't moving around. People laughing at Rob in Cleveland, NO FUCKING WAY!! The people around me were showing each other the hairs standing up on their arms because he was so incredible!
I think this deserves another post!! Since this very well may have been my last time seeing Priest, I wanted video of one of my all time favorite Priest songs - Beyond The Realms Of Death. This song means a great deal to me personally and brought me through my brothers suicide. I will always love this song and I thank Priest from the bottom of my heart for writing it. Sorry about the camera flip, it was my first time recording a song.
VERY well-said. I know I am not the only one to remember his "flip-flop" on the Cleveland show. "Laughing at Priest" was exactly what he said. That is where the "bad seats" comment came from and how actual video got him to a "ah, not that bad" and then to a "both my seats AND Priest were good." WTF?
Must be my "spin." (Quoting Message by HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS from Monday, February 04, 2013 12:06:51 PM)
HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS wrote:
There is a difference between being constantly negative about the band whose site you are on and saying you didn't like this or that. You might want to remember what you initially said about the Cleveland Epitaph show, when you thought you were the only one from this site that was there. Every one of us here has made negative comments about things we did not like concerning Priest and yet you and Bwian consider us fanboys and fangirls. Give me a break. You are just mad because people don't agree with you, because I sure as hell didn't think Rob sounded bad in Cleveland. Fake highs, isn't that what you said? People were laughing at him? Rob was much better on the Epitaph tour than the BS tour,IMO, where he was hit or miss (I believe that is a criticism, is it not?). Then after I posted the vid I took of BTROD in Cleveland where you said Rob was being laughed at, people heard it and thought Rob was AWESOME!! I let others judge for themselves regarding that show. We aren't running this site and we certainly don't think it revolves around us - it SHOULD revolve around the band whose name is on the site - THE ALMIGHTY JUDAS PRIEST!!
You people really should get over yourselves. This site is a Priest site.
No where does it say they can't be criticized. If you guys can freely state your opinions then allow others to do the same.
(negative or otherwise). If people here want to meet other people they have that right and if all they want to do is post and
never meet anyone then that's OK also. Some people really need to realize that this site does not revolve around them
and not everyone is going to agree with them. Also these same people need to realize that when you go out of your way to
provoke like Guido does then it's going to come back either with a response or sarcasm or irritating posts. If some weren't
provoked by others so much maybe people could get along better.
@Jerri or anyone new here. I will talk to, discuss with, respond to, and interact with you in any way you choose. Judas Priest
is my favorite band and I have only posted negatively about the way they are fleecing their fans as of late and I didn't see their
last show as being one of their better ones and the diehards can't handle that. I have supported Priest since 1981' by hitting every tour
except Ram It Down and by buying every disc they've released and by buying merch at the shows. If I choose to speak negatively
about them now I have that right and don't feel like I should be bothered because of it. Don't allow people here to dictate who you
should "chat" with because they don't care for them. Decide who you want to "chat" with based on their actions towards you.
There is no such thing as good members or bad members some just can't take you not agreeing with them. Take care. David.