Rob Halford was interviewed by Ray Carsillo of 1050espn.com and ESPNvideogames.com when the JUDAS PRIEST singer attended the 25th anniversary celebration and launch party for New Super Mario Bros. at the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center, New York City on November 12, 2009. Watch the footage below. (Note: The Halford portion begins around the three-minute, 30-second mark.)"In JUDAS PRIEST, we actually play the games in the dressing room," said the singer. "Generally before a show. Just to get in the mood for the excitement and the energy for what we're gonna do. However, at our stately metal god time of life, we tend to do the Nintendo bowling. And the golfing. If there's any energy left after the show, we get into the boxing mode." Halford — along with Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD) and Lita Ford — is part of the voice cast for the Brütal Legend game, which was made available last month for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation computer entertainment system. Brütal Legend is a third-person action game rich in combat, imagery and storytelling, delivering lighter-flicking fun sure to melt your face off. Brütal Legend tells the tale of Eddie Riggs, played by Jack Black. The ultimate roadie, Eddie is the first person anyone calls when they need guitars tuned or stages rigged, and has a love for hot rods and a photographic memory for every heavy metal album cover, and the lyrics those albums contained. One night, a stage accident knocks Eddie unconscious, and he awakens in a world that looks very strange yet oddly familiar, a world where every heavy metal album cover and lyric Eddie knows has come to life, and where the evil emperor Doviculus and his demon army, The Tainted Coil, have enslaved the last remaining humans. When an oppressed people request Eddie's knowledge of modern warfare, he pulls from his own experience in the only occupation he's ever had, a roadie for a heavy metal band, and under his command, this barbaric force of hot-rods, Marshall stacks, leather, and chrome will bring this ancient world into the age of metal.
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