Rob Halford Wants To Make A Collaboration Song With BabyMetal
Judas Priest lead vocalist Rob Halford opened up about his performance with Japanese kawaii metal band BabyMetal at the 2016 Alternative Music Awards during an interview with Metal Hammer magazine as well as revealing his wishes to release a track in collaboration with the band.
BabyMetal was formed in 2012 with the original lineup of Su-metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal with an interesting concept of creating a hybrid sound of the heavy metal and Japanese idol genres. The band released its eponymous debut album on February 26, 2014, achieving a rare success by debuting at number 187 on the Billboard 200 and managed to top the World Albums chart as well.
As some of you might remember, back in the 2016 Alternative Music Awards, the unlikely pairing of Rob Halford and BabyMetal performed Judas Priest classics ‘Painkiller’ and ‘Breaking the Law’ together. The duet was nothing but an epic performance as ‘The Metal God’ and the members of the band wore matching outfits that amazed the audience along with the killer vocals.
During a recent interview, Judas Priest’s frontman was asked about performing with BabyMetal, and apparently, he was thrilled to be asked to work with them for Alternative Music Awards in the first place and the whole experience was filled with joy and excitement despite it happened pretty quickly.
Here is what Rob Halford said:
“I was delighted to be asked. It was such a hectic day that it was over in a flash, but it was a blast.”
In addition to this, Rob Halford opened up about a possible collaboration with the band and stated that he would love to sing in Japanese more than anything since he has never done such a thing. In addition to this, Halford stated that he would like to create an original song with BabyMetal rather than performing an existing track, something named ‘Fox God Metal God.’
Here is what Halford said:
“It would be great to jump in on a ‘Gimme Chocolate!!’ or a ‘Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!’ But even more than that, I would love to sing in Japanese, because I’ve never done anything like that. It would be a thrill to sing a BabyMetal song, but rather than one of their existing songs, I’d like to do something unique. We could make a one-off special; that would be a dream. Maybe when Priest goes to Japan next, we can stop in a studio and do an original song. Call it ‘Fox God Metal God.'”
You can see the source here and watch the performance from the 2016 Alternative Music Awards below.