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Rob Halford reveals he tried to seduce Iron Maiden’s Paul Di’anno once

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Rob Halford reveals he tried to seduce Iron Maiden’s Paul Di’anno once

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford will release his autobiography called Confess and revealed an excerpt of the upcoming book to Metal Hammer. In one of the parts released, the singer that back in 1998, publicly revealed his homosexuality on MTV, recalled he tried to seduce Iron Maiden’s Paul Di’anno once. At the time nobody knew at the time about his sexuality.


Rob Halford reveals he tried to seduce Iron Maiden’s Paul Di’anno once:

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“We didn’t really hang out and banter with Maiden much on that tour. But maybe I took Di’Anno’s comment that he would blow Priest off stage too literally… because the one night we got drunk together, I tried to seduce him! We went to my room to carry on drinking, but I was too pissed to try anything, and he was too pissed to even know what I wanted to try.”

“I think that was definitely for the best.”

The book that will be released September 28 will tell his journey from Walsall council estate to musical fame via alcoholism, addiction, police cells, ill-starred sexual trysts and bleak personal tragedy, through to rehab, coming out, redemption and finding love.


Rob Halford was born in Sutton Coldfield, 25 of August of 1951. Known as The Metal God he is the singer of Judas Priest, one of the most famous Heavy Metal bands of all time. He has also been involved with several side projects, including Fight, Two, and Halford.

Rob Halford began his career at Judas Priest in 1973, appointed by K.K.Downing’s girlfriend. Who said at the time to have a friend who had a brother who sang divinely well. Downing went to hear him sing at a concert by an old Halford band, called Lord Lucifer. He was impressed by the diversity of timbres that Halford’s voice contained. But mainly by his high notes, his trademark until today. After 1 year with Halford, the band releases their debut album (Rocka Rolla). Then Halford continued as frontman for Judas Priest from 1973 to 1992. Returning with the band in 2004 to the present day, releasing a total of 19 albums with the band.

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