Album of the day: Judas Priest- Unleashed in the East. Released in 1979, the record is arguably one of the best live records in heavy metal. From Rob Halford's incredible vocal range, to the tightness of the guitar and bass, this album will give you goosebumps. Stand out tracks include their cover of "Diamonds and Rust" and the legendary "Victim of Changes" which showcases Halford's ability to hit high notes even when performing live. "Unleashed in the East" is a perfect introduction to anyone who hasn't heard Priest; the live versions of the songs are better than the studio recordings. #judaspriest#unleashedintheeast#vinyl#album#victimofchanges#robhalford#kkdowning#glenntipton#metal#heavymetal#guitar#record#albumoftheday
This interview with Rob and Richie is one of the most fun I've ever done with Priest. These two clearly enjoy each other's company. The Billboard feature covers everything from the creation of "Firepower" to stories about Richie partying while the other guys just get on with the tour. (As in "Still Crazy," one of the greatest rock movies ever made.) “They let me blow off some steam and learn the lessons the way you've got to find them out,” states Faulkner. “Staying out all night and burning the candle at both ends.” "There wasn't a candle left,” teases Halford.
Funny how Rob actually joked about this future headline: "Here's a title for you." And the story ends with a quote about Luke Skywalker.