Games Meet Metal: Rob Halford: Metal God, Gamer

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rob Halford: Metal God, Gamer


It's become public knowledge that most metal touring bands turn into gaming nerds when they're in their tour bus. When you're tour takes you through the gazillion corn fields of the midwest, you just need something to pass the time.

Still you'd think that the older set of metal guys wouldn't touch the stuff. I can't for the life of me imagine Bruce Dickinson playing Sonic, or Tony Iommi going a few rounds in Final Fantasy. Just doesn't look right, does it?

Well, the Metal God himself, Rob Halford, says different.

The man himself states (via Kotaku), that not only himself, but the whole band likes to warm up before a show with some Wii Sports.

"In Judas Priest, we actually play the games in the dressing room, Generally before a show. Just to get in the mood for the excitement and the energy for what we're gonna do.However, at our stately metal god time of life, we tend to do the Nintendo bowling. And the golfing. If there's any energy left after the show, we get into the boxing mode."

While Wii Sports doesn't give Priest hard core gamer cred, it is a start. In the meantime, can someone please introduce these guys to Halo or Street Fighter? Punching and shooting people in the face sounds like a better pre-show warm-up  than whacking a ball with an imaginary putter.

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