Rob Halford: 'I Trademarked the Name Metal God Because I Don't Want Anyone Else to Be One'

artist: judas priest date: 06/20/2014 category: general music news
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Rob Halford: 'I Trademarked the Name Metal God Because I Don't Want Anyone Else to Be One'
Back in 2009, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford made somewhat of a peculiar decision by trademarking the name "Metal God."

During the band's recent appearance on "Later With Jools Holland" show, Rob discussed the reasons behind such a move, explaining how much he cherishes the fan-awarded title.

"I would never put myself on that pedestal," he said. "That's the title the fans started to give me after the famous 'British Steel' album, where we had 'Breaking the Law' and 'Living After Midnight.'

"It's something I really cherish, and I don't want anybody else to be the Metal God but me," Rob added.

Oddly enough, the trademark refers to "computer games, video games, and game controllers for computer games." Furthermore, according to US Patent and Trademark Office info, the trademark was abandoned in December 2012, seemingly leaving it open for someone else to claim.

The new Judas Priest studio record, "Redeemer of Souls," is set for a July 15 release and was announced with a series of track teasers, the latest one being "Battle Cry." Check it out below.

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