August 25, 2009

Today's Tune: "Metal Gods" By Judas Priest

Rob Halford with Judas Priest at the Gibson Amphitheatre
in Universal City, CA on Aug. 2, 2009. Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images.

English heavy metal singer Rob Halford (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Halford) was born on August 25, 1951. One of the best and most recognizable singers of the metal genre, Halford is mostly known for his time with Judas Priest, who have always been one of the top live show bands. Therefore, today's offering is one of their older tunes, "Metal Gods". Happy Birthday Rob!

Other August 25th births: 1909 - English actor Michael Rennie ('The Day The Earth Stood Still', 'Phone Call From A Stranger', 'Cyborg 2087'), 1930 - Scottish actor Sean Connery ('James Bond', 'Highlander', 'The Hunt For Red October'), 1949 - American bass player and singer Gene Simmons (Kiss), 1954 - English singer and song writing genius Elvis Costello ("Alison", "Veronica", "She"), and 1968 - American TV cook and talk show host Rachael Ray (30 Minute Meals, $40 A Day, Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels).

Judas Priest - "Metal Gods" Live in 1982.

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