Rob Halford supports Home Of Metal



In a recent interview for Stool Pigeon music paper Rob Halford (lead singer of Judas Priest) had this to say about the Home Of Metal project. (interview by John Doran)

I was in Birmingham recently talking to Jenny and Lisa who run Capsule who are running a scheme that I think you might be interested in. They’re trying to get Birmingham and the West Midlands recognized as the Home Of Metal. The idea seems to be to get  that region of the UK recognized and have something there in the same way that you have the Rock n’Roll hall of fame in Cleveland in the US. I was wondering if you thought this was a good idea and if you had any theories on why the Black Country had produced so much legendary heavy metal and hard rock.

“Firstly, I am aware of it. It was brought to my attention just recently because they had a get together in my home town of Walsall in the Walsall Art Gallery and it was really well attended. It was the second one with the first one being at the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton I think. So it seems to be picking up steam in a really short space of time. I know all about it and I’ve been on their website, which is brilliant and I think it is fantastic to recognize something as valuable and important as what they’re representing  with all the hard work they’re putting into making this great moment available for everyone to check out. And it is great, you do get the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame over in Cleveland in the States and various institutions around the world that have been created for certain types of music and that should certainly be the case for the Brits – and the Midlands especially as regards metal. You’ve got pioneering bands that have come from that part of the world and have left a significant mark in the picture of rock & roll.”

In a recent interview for Stool Pigeon music paper Rob Halford (lead singer of Judas Priest) had this to say about the Home Of Metal project. (interview by John Doran) I was in Birmingham recently talking to Jenny and Lisa who run Capsule who are running a scheme that I think you might be interested in. They’re trying to get Birmingham and the West Midlands recognized as the Home Of Metal. The idea seems to be to get  that region of the UK recognized and have something there in the same way that you have the Rock n’Roll hall of fame in Cleveland in the US. I was wondering if you thought this was a good idea and if you had any theories on why the Black Country had produced so much legendary heavy metal and hard rock.

“Firstly, I am aware of it. It was brought to my attention just recently because they had a get together in my home town of Walsall in the Walsall Art Gallery and it was really well attended. It was the second one with the first one being at the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton I think. So it seems to be picking up steam in a really short space of time. I know all about it and I’ve been on their website, which is brilliant and I think it is fantastic to recognize something as valuable and important as what they’re representing  with all the hard work they’re putting into making this great moment available for everyone to check out. And it is great, you do get the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame over in Cleveland in the States and various institutions around the world that have been created for certain types of music and that should certainly be the case for the Brits – and the Midlands especially as regards metal. You’ve got pioneering bands that have come from that part of the world and have left a significant mark in the picture of rock & roll.”

 

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