Metal God Rob Halford of Judas Priest Rings in Christmas
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From NPR's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn:

Rob Halford is the legendary 'Metal God', and frontman of seminal heavy metal group Judas Priest. The band's hits include Breaking the Law, You've Got Another Thing Coming and Hell Bent For Leather. One of his solo albums is a heavy metal holiday celebration called Halford III: Winter Songs.

Halford sat down to talk with us about why he included the most spiritual songs on his Christmas record, the early days of Judas Priest, and what it was like to be both a metal god and a closeted gay man.

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