Imagine a tour comprising the ‘Big Four’ metal bands of UK, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motörhead and Black Sabbath.
This is exactly what Rob Halford once dreamed.
In a new interview with Heavy Consequence, Halford said he dreamed of Priest performing shows in the UK with Sabbath, Motörhead and Maiden. It’d be the UK equivalent of the Big Four of thrash metal – namely, Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth – who staged concerts together between 2010 and 2011.
“My dream had always been to have like ‘The Big 4 of the UK’, without turning this into a kind of depressing way,” Halford remarked. “I’d always dreamed of Black Sabbath and Motörhead and Priest and Maiden as ‘The Big 4’ doing something in the UK.”
The vocalist went on to lament the passing of Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and the retirement of Sabbath, saying, “Sadly, two-fourths of that has gone, but the music lives forever. That’s the main thing.”
But when it comes to Priest and Maiden touring together, Halford echoed bandmate Hill’s sentiments, exclaiming, “Please, before we all die!”