Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford has confirmed a possibility of teaming up with pop star Lady Gaga for a musical collaboration, praising the singer's voice and songwriting skills.
"I've been a huge fan of Gaga since she first burst on the scene," Rob told HuffPost Canada. "I just love everything that lady represents. First and foremost, her voice is extraordinary.
"I love her voice. She's an accomplished musician, she plays piano really well, she's just a great songwriter. And she's a beacon of hope for a lot of people in the world."
Explaining how he finally got to meet Gaga in San Diego last month, Rob brought up the matter of potential collaboration.
"It was a real moment come true," he said. "We didn't really have much time to talk. She's busy. I'm busy, but we've agreed to get together at some point and just hang out and maybe do something. I don't know if that will ever happen, but I love her to death."
During a previous chat with Yahoo Music, Halford revealed that Gaga was planning to appear as a special guest on one of Priest shows during Epitaph tour. "Gaga called and said, 'Can I get on the back of Rob's bike when he comes out and we'll do 'Hell Bent for Leather?'" he said.
"I was like, 'Oh my God! Diva moment! Please let this happen!' But she couldn't do it. She ended up doing a shoot in Omaha, Nebraska, that took a week. If that isn't a nice affirmation that someone with extraordinary talent that isn't metal can still gravitate to the metal experience, I don't know what is," the vocalist concluded.