Contact Us

Rob Halford Joins Metallica Onstage for Judas Priest Cover

James Hetfield and Rob Halford
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

‘Revolver’ magazine’s fifth-annual Golden Gods Awards, held last night, featured Metallica as the night’s headliners. They were joined onstage by special guest Rob Halford, who led the metal giants through a surprise performance of Judas Priest‘s ‘Rapid Fire’.

As longtime fans of the bands are well aware, this isn’t the first time Halford has performed ‘Rapid Fire’ with Metallica. In fact, the first time was nearly 20 years ago, when the group paused during a 1994 concert in Miami to invite the former Judas Priest frontman to take the mic. They got together again in late 2011, when Halford joined Metallica onstage during one of their 30th anniversary shows.

Even if it wasn’t entirely unexpected, last night’s performance of ‘Rapid Fire’ served as one of the highlights from a ceremony in which the Deftones won Album of the Year and Tenacious D picked up the Comeback of the Year award. The video below is fairly dodgy — it looks like it was recorded off a screen that was presumably streaming the awards on Xbox Live — but it should still give you an idea of what you missed if you didn’t tune in.

Next: Top 10 Metallica Songs

Watch Rob Halford Perform Judas Priest’s ‘Rapid Fire’ With Metallica

Subscribe to 103.7 The Hawk on

Best of 103.7 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockaholics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockaholics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.