Legendary singer Rob Halford told Consequence Of Sound that he would love to see Judas Priest touring with Iron Maiden. He said that he had the dream to form the UK giants “Big Four” with Motörhead, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. But since Sabbath and Lemmy are not around anymore, he would love to tour with Maiden.
“Back in the day, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden had a bit of a rivalry in the early ’80s as Maiden started to emerge. I think both bands would look to do that. It’s all about the timing of doing such a thing. We’re good friends.”
“When we talk about rivalry, healthy rivalry, it’s like the Arizona Cardinals and the Raiders or the Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors. It’s that kind of rivalry, a good rivalry. It’s a fun rivalry. But I think both bands have admired each other throughout the metal years, and it would be a spectacular event — Priest and Iron Maiden together.”
“My dream had always been to have like ‘The Big 4 of the UK’, without turning this into a kind of depressing way. I’d always dreamed of Black Sabbath and Motörhead and Priest and Maiden as ‘The Big 4’ doing something in the UK.”
“Sadly, two-fourths of that has gone, but the music lives forever. That’s the main thing.”
“Please, before we all die!”
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