Kory Grow of Revolver magazine recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST/HALFORD frontman Rob Halford.
Revolver: Do you find it hard to break away from JUDAS PRIEST with your solo music?
Halford: I'm lucky I got a fairly wide range of what I can do with my voice. But it still belongs to JUDAS PRIEST. My voice belongs to JUDAS PRIEST and it always will, as it should. It's like when you hear Robert Plant singing, Oh, that's the LED ZEPPELIN dude. If Bruce Dickinson did some solo work, Oh, that's the IRON MAIDEN dude. If Vince Neil did some solo work, Oh, that's the MÖTLEY CRÜE dude. There's nothing to be ashamed of, nothing to worry about. It's just an instrument, and you use it as best you can in the places that you need to.
Revolver: What did you do differently with HALFORD than with PRIEST?
Halford: I write lyrics differently, just because I can't sing about me being clean and sober for 25 years ["Twenty-Five Years"] on a PRIEST record. That would be completely wrong. And the other songs, like "We Own the Night", anything that has a really personal, intimate type of reflection, lyrically, would be out of place in another place. Besides that, I think we're just a band that has our own take on what we do with the metal we write and perform live. I think if you see us live, as hopefully you might get a chance to see when we come through, it's great man.
Revolver: Any plans with PRIEST?
Halford: Yeah, I was talking to PRIEST's management the other day. We had a chitchat about things. We're putting together some shows, we're going to be booked out extensively through 2011 and most of '12. We've got some other things poking around in the fire. And we will be disclosing those through the website. Look for that in December.
Read the entire interview from Revolver magazine.