For no reason other than its pure awesomeness, here are some pretty good clips of Rob Halford performing with Black Sabbath at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California in November of 1992 opening for Ozzy Osbourne.
Ronnie James Dio was supposed to be fronting that night as it was in support of the Dehumanizer album, but it is believed that he was not willing to “open for Ozzy” so they got Halford to fill in for these shows (which would not be the only time Halford has done vocals for Sabbath in a live setting, but it was the best sounding from what I’ve heard).
Those of you who remember the days of “bootlegs” should have no problem with the sound quality, but those who were raised in the digital era may find the sound to be a bit undesirable. Regardless….this was one awesome night in Heavy Metal history.
‘Heaven & Hell’
‘Children Of The Grave’
Some audio has been posted online allowing people to check out some of the covers that appear on the Ronnie James Dio tribute album This Is Your Life (released April 1st, 2014).
You can check out some of the covers below:
Judas Priest were guests on an episode of The Simpsons recently, in which the band was referred to as “Death Metal.” In case you missed it, you can check that clip out here.
After the airing, the internet got pissed off about it (including us) and in last night’s episode they apologized for it in the best way possible.
Rob Halford and Judas Priest were special guests on The Simpsons cartoon program last night. You can check out footage of their appearance below.
In what could be the biggest fail in Simpsons history….they refer to the band as “Death Metal.”
Rob Halford and Judas Priest will be special guests on The Simpsons this coming Sunday, January 5th on Fox.
Here are some images of what Rob and the band will look like (courtesy of JudasPriest.com)
I have no idea if this has been done before elsewhere, if so I am totally clueless about it. This idea came to me yesterday so I’m just going to run with it. I may do more later on, but this is all I could get done at the moment.
So here we go, posts most likely to be seen if James Hetfield (Metallica), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), Dave Mustaine (Megedeth), and Ozzy Osbourne were on Facebook during the 1980’s.
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1. Rocksmith 2014 Edition – Xbox 360, PS3, PC/Mac
This is not your average video game, in fact it’s more like a guitar (and bass) teacher disguised as a video game…which makes the experience unlike anything before it. It really is the fastest way to learn guitar. Compatible with any electric guitar or bass (works on leftys too), just plug in the special cable and you’re set. There is a bundle that comes with a guitar, but if the intended recipient already has an electric guitar then it’s not necessary. Unless they want to learn how to play guitar but haven’t bought one yet, in that case the bundle would be ideal. With tracks from Slayer, Iron Maiden, Pantera and more…this game will teach anyone how to play these songs for real as opposed to just pressing colored buttons like on Guitar Hero or Rock Band. This blows those games out of the water when it comes to improving guitar and bass proficiency. In addition to playing songs the user can also play side-games to work on technique. Whether it’s a beginner, novice, experienced or advanced player, Rocksmith is guaranteed to improve performance within months (if playing on a regular basis). Find out more here. Continue reading Top Five Gifts To Give Your Metal Friends So They Think You Kick Ass