This Saturday night on Rock Icons, find out what it takes to be a true metal god when the show profiles legendary Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford. Long known as one of the defining singers in heavy metal music, Halford turned personal pain into platinum with his glass-breaking falsetto wails on some of the greatest metal music of all time.
Emerging from the heavy metal Fertile Crescent of Birmingham, England, also home to Black Sabbath and members of Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest were the first band to proudly wave the “heavy metal” banner. Their music bridged the gap between ’70s hard rock and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and inspired generations of bands to don leather jackets and push the genre in a heavier direction.
Brought to you by Banger Films, the people behind the 2005 documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and the television series Metal Evolution, Rock Icons goes backstage and into the private lives of classic rock’s most iconic and influential musicians. Tune into VH1 Classic Saturday night at 10/9C, immediately following a new episode of That Metal Show, and find out how Rob Halford keeps it real and what it takes to maintain his vocal technique.