Judas Priest frontman, and Metal God Rob Halford, spoke with Rolling Stone about his top ten favorite songs of all time, what follows is a portion of his list.

  1. Black Sabbath, Paranoid, which he calls a “game changing moment.”
  2. Slayer, Angel of Death
  3. Dio, Holy Diver, and adds that Ronnie was his “hero.”
  4. Metallica, Ride The Lighting, of which he says “those first batches of Metallica…generates as much now as it did then.”
  5. Motörhead, Ace of Spades

Watch the video below to hear the rest of his picks. In additional Priest news, the band is currently on tour their half-a-century anniversary. Additionally, the band will be releasing a mammoth limited-edition box set called 50 Heavy Metal Years Of Music. For more details about this special release, due  October 15th, please click here.

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  • robert davenport on

    When I was 15 , I was listening to the Beatles , and the stones, mostly , then I went on vacation with my dad and brother ,I had just turned 16 , and my brother and I kind of walked into a college party on the beach , big speakers lots of beer older kids 17 to 20 – and suddenly immigrint song came over those huge pa speakers ! Then priest, then sabbath etc… enough said I searched out those bands when I got home at my local record store and was forever hooked !

    • Doug R. on

      Robert, my Top 10 is on the other page < if you're interested.

  • Rattlehead on

    I love that Halford places a Slayer song above a Meh-tallica song. Slayer’s first couple albums were heavily inspired by Priest, Kerry King’s favorite band, before Slayer finally found their “sound”.

    I place the entire Slayer catalog well above Meh-tallica’s…..

  • robert davenport on

    Doug, love your list !

    • Doug R. on

      Thank you! 🙂

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