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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Judas Priest: "The Chosen Few"; Commented By Ozzy, Alice, Slash And More
As previously reported willJudas Priest release a new compilation album,"The Chosen Few", on October 11th. The collection contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock and heavy metal world: "This is a collection of songs chosen by our friends and respected peers, "PriestfrontmanRob HalfordtellsRollingStone.com. "So we hope all the metal maniacs out there will rock out to the tunes enjoyed by metal legends." "The Chosen Few"will contain explanations from the artists about each of their selections, includingTaylormaking the argument that Priest earlyMTVanthem"You've Got Another Thing Coming"established the group as "the blueprint for the ultimate heavy metal band." Lars Ulrich(Metallica) on"Beyond The Realms Of Death": "The blueprint for the epic rock ballad. Copied thousands of times, never eclipsed." Ozzy Osbourneon"The Ripper": "This has always been one of my favoriteJudas Priestsongs… I just want to know what the fuck that note is thatRob Halfordhits in the beginning of the song. Fucking hell!! That note is probably just below what only dogs can hear." Alice Cooperon"Living After Midnight": "For a metal band,Priesthas always used tons of melody... when you have a singer as great asRob Halford, you have to write great riffs WITH great melodies, you can’t just have riffs. 'Living After Midnight'is the perfect example…" Slash on"Screaming For Vengeance": "Judas Priesthave put out their fair share of great albums to be sure. But my all-time favorite is'Screaming For Vengeance'. It was and still is, one of the best metal records ever produced and the title track is in my humble opinion, still ahead of its time." Corey Taylor on"You've Got Another Thing Coming": "Judas Priest: the blueprint for the ultimate heavy metal band..."