Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford said in an interview with Kyle Meredith that he thinks that the band’s classic song “Painkiller” will still be heard 500 years from now just like Classic music is still heard.
“Music lives with us forever – it’s eternal, isn’t it? I usually start my day by listening to classical music, which might sound odd, but that’s what I do. And I’m listening to music that was written hundreds and hundreds of years ago. And I’m sure people will be banging their heads still to ‘Painkiller’ 500 years from now.”
“This is it, music is timeless, it certainly is the story of our lives. All of us have a little collection of songs in our heads, ‘I heard that song when I was on my first date, I heard that song when I learned to drive the car, I heard that song when I turned 18…’ We’ve got all of those, inside of us, they live with us forever… It’s the same with those adventures that I had with my solo activities.”
“They were important for me in my search for my wandering that I had in the metal desert, to see what I was able to do, and I think that was fulfilling. It allowed me to find things out about myself. But I don’t think I would have been able to have done it otherwise. When I put together the first Fight album, ‘War of Words,’ that was a task to test my mettle really.”
“It wasn’t self-indulgence, it was just to see what I was able to do. So because that went really well, that’s what gave me the drive to take on these other experiences. Yes, it’s all good, it’s all there, and if you’re in the mood for a little bit of 2wo, and then you want to go off to ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ and then come back for some ‘Ressurection,’ then that’s it, the music is always ready and waiting in the wings.”
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