Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Has Started Work On His Debut Blues Solo Album!

September 9, 2020

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford was recently a guest of the ‘Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz’ Podcast and revealed that he’s creating his first solo blues album! Halford is working with the same team he worked with for his 2019 Christmas LP “Celestial”, including his brother Nigel and his nephew Alex (son of Priest bassist Ian Hill).


“So, it’s begun,” Halford said. “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.”

Halford has wanted to create a blues album for years, “When I first became a musician in my late teens, I started to hear the extraordinary roots of the blues — Bessie Smith, Little Walter, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters. They gave me the buzz… It’s something I want to do because I want to explore what my voice can do in that wonderful world. That’s how I learned to do a lot of that soaring, sweeping, and screeching. And also I discovered that I’ve got a voice that can go in different octaves, directions, and different kinds of projections. It’s a combination of a sense of adventure and just being inspired by those guys, those wonderful singers. It’s a mixture of everything but mainly a discovery of what the voice can do.”

Halford been busy. Don’t forget you can check out his autobiography, “Confess”, as of September 29 via Hachette Books.

Would you have ever called Rob Halford making a blues album? Be honest. 


Written by Todd Hancock

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