Rob Halford Is Making a Blues Record

  • Axl Rosenberg

The God of Metal is apparently going to do his damndest become The God of Blues, too.

In a new interview with the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford reveals that he’s working on a new solo album, the material for which will be outside his usual wheelhouse:

“I’ve been working on this blues album with my brother [Nigel, drums] and my nephew [Alex Hill, son of Priest’s Ian Hill, bass] and friends that I worked with together on the Celestial album. We had such a great time, and they’re so talented. And that blues thing has never left me; it’s just part of rock and roll.

“So, it’s begun. We’re slowly putting bits and pieces together. There’s no timeline on it. We’re kicking the tires, and I’ve already got some bits of ideas here and there, and they sound great.”

Celestial, for those of you with very short memories, is the Christmas album Halford put out last year. In addition to the aforementioned Nigel Halford and Alex Hill, that release also features guitarists Robert Jones and Jon Blakey, as well as Halford’s sister/ Alex’s mother/ Ian Hill’s ex-wife, Sue, on bells. It sounds like the line-up for this blues release will be similar.

While we wait for more details, let’s brainstorm some album titles on Mr. Halford’s behalf, shall we? Some thoughts, off the top of my head:

  • Bluesing the Law
  • Hell Bent for Blues
  • The Blues Manalishi
  • Bluestone
  • Bluesin’ Up
  • Blue, Blue, & Blue
  • Little Bluesy
  • Life in Blue

Make your own suggestions in the comments section below.

[via Metal Injection]

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