Tonight's show at the legendary Budokan saw the venue being covered with snow. Strangely enough, a heavenly setting indeed for one of the most iconic HM bands of my lifetime. Priest are on their farewell tour and deliver a greatest hits type package with a couple of rarities thrown in as well. From what I … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Judas Priest – Budokan, Tokyo, Japan – Friday 17 February 2012
Ladies and gentleman – I give you the voice of Judas Priest. Nope, not Halford, nor Halford imitator Ripper Owens. Let me introduce to you the original voice of Judas Priest – Al Atkins. In 2011, poor old Al is digging the garden and doing the weeds. That’s right astute readers, he is 64 – … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About Al Atkins: The founder of heavy metal ?
Let’s start with some context. Around 1984, my three favourite bands were probably Maiden, Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne. Whilst Mr. Rockbrat was focusing on ‘Animalize’, ‘Stay Hungry’, ‘Last In Line’, ‘Out Of The Cellar’ and Blackie’s boys in WASP – I was listening intently to Ozzy’s ‘Speak At The Devil’ and ‘Bark At The … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About the integrity of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘30 Years After The Blizzard’ DVD