robhalfordleathersuit Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has explained why he trademarked the phrase “Metal God” in 2009.

He took the legal step to ensure the name couldn’t be used in commercial ventures like computer games. But he’s previously said he’s not fully comfortable with using it himself.

Appearing on Later With Jools Holland, Halford recently told the host: “I would never put myself on that pedestal. That’s the title the fans started to give me after the British Steel album. It’s something I really cherish – I don’t want anybody else to be the metal god but me.”

Judas Priest’s new album, Redeemer of Souls, will be released in the States on July 8th through Epic/Columbia.


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  • Joe Pensanti on

    The Metal God deserves to keep that name. For he is just that. I couldn’t believe the power he still has in his vocals in concert. Unbelievable. Threw my equalibrium off lol

    • Dana on

      LOL!! He’s my idol too Joe.

      God bless Ronnie James Dio, he was another one who never lost the power in his voice.

      D πŸ™‚

  • DR on

    He would never put himself on that pedestal – but I, along with millions of others will. He is The Metal God….period.

    • Dana on


      D πŸ™‚

  • RTunes68 on

    Hey! I’m the Metal God! I just haven’t told anyone about it…..

  • MetalMaybe on

    Shouldn’t that be Metal Goddess? You know, because of Gay?

    • Dana on


      Dana from πŸ™‚

    • doug r. on

      What a typical stereo-typing idiot! MetalMaybe? You should be HumanMaybe!

    • DR on

      I dunno. Should you change your handle to MetalMaybeRetarded?

    • George on

      complete jackass

  • doug r. on

    Don’t worry Rob, nobody else ever could be, or will be, “THE METAL GOD!”
    There’s only 1 Rob Halford, and there’s only 1 METAL GOD.

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