During a recent interview with Metal Crypt, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford shared how he is determined to get a selfie with Dolly Parton at the upcoming Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Back in May, it was shared that Judas Priest will be receiving the “award for musical excellence.” In this new interview with Metal Crypt, Rob Halford is asked a variety of questions – with some involving the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
At one point, the interviewer brings up a comical question about whether country singer Dolly Parton (who will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame), is aware that Halford wants to take a selfie with her.
This is what Rob Halford had to say:
“I’m going to force her to, even if she doesn’t know who I am, if she’s sitting at the table, at the Nokia Theater, or wherever it is in LA. I’ve been in that building many times, so I can imagine how it’s laid out. I’m going to see what table she is sitting at. I’m just going to run to the table and do the devil’s horns thing like this.”
“Tongue out, horns up, behind Dolly Parton’s head.”
“It’s the only way to do it. I can’t smile sweetly. I’ve got to stick my tongue out and my horns up. Here’s the thing about that. I’ve said this many, many times, that when you’re in the company of your fellow musicians, we have so much in common because writing a metal song is no different to writing a country song. What I mean about that, is you start the day with nothing, and at the end of the day if your creativity’s working you could have something very special.
“It doesn’t matter whether Judas Priest, Dolly Parton, the Eurythmics, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, et cetera – we all live the same kind of life; the studio, on the road, and the dressing room; it’s all the same, man. It’s all the same. The music’s different but the life is the same. I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as I possibly can because I love meeting people and I love talking about music, no matter what kind of music it is. It would be an epic moment because I’ve met Lady Gaga, I’ve met Madonna. I’ve yet to meet Cher, but I also want to meet Dolly Parton.”
We love Rob Halford’s passionate approach towards life, and the excitement he shares when it comes to creating art and meeting other artists. We are so happy for him and the band to be part of this ceremony!