Judas Priest’s Rob Halford is Just Like Us: Singing Classic ‘Priest’ Songs While Doing the Dishes


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We love it when our favorite rock stars reveal things about themselves to which we “regular people” can relate. The latest example of this comes from Judas Priest main man Rob Halford, who apparently sings his own band’s songs while doing mundane chores like doing the dishes!

Halford’s social media pages shared this video on Wednesday, with the simple caption “doing the dishes”:

 

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The song he’s singing into the mic is “Beyond the Realms of Death,” an epic ballad from the band’s 1978 album Stained Class:

Loudwire notes that this video has been shared on the internet previously; it was uploaded to YouTube at least as far back as 2015:

So there you have it. Rob Halford is a regular dude like the rest of us! Well, despite the fact that he sings this particular song infinitely better than anybody else could. It’s his song, after all.

As for Priest, the English heavy metal gods are gearing up for their (long overdue) Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction this fall, which they’ll pair with a North American tour to celebrate the occasion.

The dates:

October 13 in Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale
October 15th in Albany, NY @ MVP Arena
October 16 in Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall Fenway
October 18 in Uniondale, NY at Nassau Veterans
October 19 in Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
October 21 in Kalamazoo, MI at Wings Event Center
October 22 in Detroit, MI at Masonic Temple Theatre
October 24 in Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
October 25 in Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre
October 27 in Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center Theater
October 29 in Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center Moline
October 30 in Mankato, MN @ Mayo Clinic Event Center

November 1 in Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center
November 2 in Rapid City, SD @ The Monument
November 7 in Ontario, CA @ Toyota Center
November 8 in Tucson, AZ @ TCC Arena
November 10 in Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Events Center
November 12 in Park City (Wichita), KS @Hartman Arena
November 13 in St. Charles, MO @ The Family Arena
November 15 in Corbin, KY @ The Corbin Arena
November 17 in Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
November 18 in Baton Rouge, LA @ Raising Canes River Center
November 20 in Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center
November 22 & 23 in San Antonio, TX @ Tech Port Center & Arena
November 25 in Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
November 26 in Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street
November 28 in Edinburg, TX @ Burt Ogden Arena
November 29 in Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall

In our recent feature interview, Priest bassist Ian Hill spoke at length about the band’s early days, tracing their success all the way through to where they stand now as bona fide legends of the scene:

“The thing is, people ask me all the time, ‘What’s the secret to Judas Priest’s longevity?’ and I think it’s perseverance and patience. If you’ve got some sort of talent and you keep at it, sooner or later somebody will recognize that and you’ll start to get your just desserts. But if you’re constantly chopping and changing, nobody can get a hold of you. If you’re only going to stick together three, four, five months or whatever, and then split up, you’re fragmenting your fan base as well.



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