JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that he thinks it’s about time his band’s 40-year career was recognized at Great Britain’s Grammy counterpart, the Brit Awards.
The British heavy metal legends were honored in the “Best Metal Performance” category at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, which was held on January 31, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRIEST was nominated for the track “Dissident Aggressor”, from the band’s 2009 live album “A Touch of Evil: Live”. Halford and the band’s drummer, Scott Travis, accepted the award at the event.
Halford tells the Belfast Telegraph: “Well, we won a Grammy, which was a very important award for us, but it would be nice to get a Brit, from our own country, you know.
“We get a lot of respect from the metal community, and the magazines, too. We don’t want a gold watch, you can keep that, but we do get recognition and I think that’s to do with the fact we’ve taken the music around the world and waved the flag.
“It’s a double-edged sword, though. Part of me wants the recognition, and part of me has always felt like an underdog. Is it really important that we don’t get the credit some lesser bands do? I don’t know if it is, but as I get older I get more sentimental and think it might be nice to get some more recognition.”