Talking in a brand new interview, Halford talked about the knowledge he’s collected over time, together with the time Simmons provided him some gems in regards to the music business.
“We have now a fantastic friendship with Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] from Kiss,” Halford advised Twisted Sister‘s Jay Jay French on The French Connection podcast. “And Priest had been out on this large tour – we had been invited to open up for Kiss – and I used to be simply speaking to Gene in regards to the music enterprise, and he goes, ‘Let me simply say this: It doesn’t matter what they are saying about you, so long as they’ve bought your image and so they spell your title proper.’”
Halford elaborated: “Particularly in music, there are such a lot of opinions, and there are such a lot of completely different factors of view, it’s out of your management, and you actually should determine issues out, as a result of the best way that a number of the negativity can intrude into your personal private life – ‘You suck’; ‘I hope you die of most cancers’; all this horrible stuff – you’ve gotta discover ways to take care of that. You see it notably in standard music with youthful individuals.
Rob Halford of Judas Priest. CREDIT: Scott Dudelson/Getty Photos
“When younger individuals get well-known shortly, how can they deal with it? You want expertise. You want knowledge. And in order that merely message from Gene, I nonetheless bear in mind it: ‘It doesn’t matter what they are saying about you, so long as you get your image in and so they spell your title proper.’ And that has some validity.”
Again in September, Halford revealed he is currently working on a blues album.
Talking to the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast, the steel icon confirmed the album could be recorded with the identical workforce he collaborated with for his 2019 Christmas LP ‘Celestial’, together with his brother Nigel and the son of bassist Ian Hill.
Gene Simmons and co. will take to the digital stage on December 31, promising “the most important & baddest live performance occasion and pyrotechnics present of the 12 months.”