The book starts off in the pre-metal era of the ’60s, covering the Stooges, the MC5 and Alice Cooper (when “Alice Cooper” represented a band, not just the frontman). It quickly moves to the early ’70s, starting with the formation of Black Sabbath and, shortly after fellow Brummies Judas Priest.
We sat down with some of the icons of the last few decades of heavy metal and hard rock to talk about the culture, why it’s so enduring, and how it has changed. Unsurprisingly, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and Jason Newsted (Metallica), all had a lot to say on the matter.
At 58 years old, [lastfm]Judas Priest[/lastfm] frontman [lastfm]Rob Halford[/lastfm] doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon. Not only does he still tour with Grammy-winning [lastfm]Judas Priest[/lastfm], but he also tours with his solo metal project, [lastfm]Halford[/lastfm], […]