Is there an end to Judas Priest? Rob Halford responds

Author Arto Mäenpää - 22.3.2024

In a recent interview with Germany’s Rock Antenne, Rob Halford was questioned about the potential end of Judas Priest. The 72-year-old vocalist replied:

“No, no. It’s a good question. And no. I think once you start thinking about the end, you start to kind of deflate and decompress, and the light starts to get a bit dim. I think all of us in this band, we’re just so grateful to be where we are with this 19th studio album, ‘Invincible Shield’. I think if you say, ‘One more tour and then we’re gonna call it quits,’ or, ‘One more album. Then we’ll call it quits.’ … Hey, listen, life is life. We all have the emotions, ‘Oh, god. I’ve gotta work today. I just wanna stay in bed and watch the TV.’ It’s perfectly normal. But you have to balance that up against all these great things that Judas Priest has been blessed to achieve. And this thing about responsibility as well — I’ve gotta tell you, you owe your fans everything. So we’ve gotta come back to Germany, gotta come back to Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, New Zealand, Australia. All of our beautiful fans are waiting and waiting and waiting to see this band again and celebrate this music that we make with Judas Priest.”