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
I like this
votes: 72
views: 15,257
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.

Submit your story new
More Judas Priest news:
+ Judas Priest Talk New Album: 'We'll Probably Get Into the Studio Early Next Year' General Music News 11/06/2015
+ Rob Halford: Black Sabbath's 'Black Sabbath' From 'Black Sabbath' Is the Ultimate Halloween Song General Music News 10/31/2015
+ Rob Halford: US Marines Turn Me On General Music News 10/26/2015
+ Rob Halford: You Can Still Be a Metalhead When You're 60 Years Old General Music News 10/15/2015
+ Rob Halford Recalls Judas Priest Subliminal Messages Trial General Music News 08/25/2015
+ Unearthed Judas Priest 'Pop' Demo Is as Horrendous as You'd Expect General Music News 08/10/2015
+ view all
Only "https" links are allowed for pictures,
otherwise they won't appear