Enlarge Judas Priest at The Warfield, San Francisco, CA, June 24th, 2019. Photo Credit: Simmons Tobias for MetalSucks

Rob Halford Says “Do The Right Thing” and Get Vaccinated


The sooner we all get vaccinated, the sooner shows will come back in full force. It really is that simple! Don’t be a dork who insists on “muhh freedom,” or worse, one who complains about having to “carry around a piece of paper.” Dude, the phone in your pocket tracks not only your every location but all of your activity, and you’re worried about a friggin’ piece of paper?

Count Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford as among those bullish on the Covid-19 vaccine. The 69-year-old, who got his second dose on March 22, posted a video to his Instagram account over the weekend urging metalheads to get “the jab.”

In the video, which you can watch below, he states:

“Hi everyone. This is your metal god, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, sending you a massive shoutout of thanks to our metal community for doing the right thing by getting the life-saving vaccine that will eventually eradicate COVID-19 around the world.

“One thing we’re proud about in metal is that we not only stand together united for our music but also for each other. You know, common sense states that by having the jab, we’re opening up one of the most important areas that we have so desperately missed, which is being side by side, horns way up at clubs, theaters, arenas and festivals where who we are and what we live for is tangible and real with the bands we love. So let’s get those amazing vibes and feelings back faster.

“I urge those of us who have not yet been vaccinated to please step up. Judas Priest and all bands everywhere are made complete by playing live for our fans.

“You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines at MadeToSave.org. See you soon, metal maniacs.”

You heard the man; if you haven’t yet, make your appointment! All those fall 2021 tours depend on it.

Judas Priest are booked as the opening act for Ozzy Osbourne’s 2022 European tour (rescheduled a number of times).

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