JUDAS PRIEST's HALFORD Plans To Go 'Over The Top' With Costume Changes On Upcoming Tour

The following item comes to us courtesy of the U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine:

No JUDAS PRIEST show would be complete without the prior death of several cows, but such creations are no mere off-the-peg mediocrity

"A guy called Ray Brown in the States makes a lot of our clothes," explains PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton. "We've worked with Ray for years and years."

"Ray was in my apartment yesterday for the fitting of a new outfit!" adds singer Rob Halford.

"To be honest, on the last tour I had a couple of things that crossed over from the Ripper days," Glenn admits. "I liked them and I felt comfortable in them. I'm just having some new stuff made now, but sometimes I resort to the old stuff 'cos it's all about being comfortable. I don't like going on stage feeling too conspicuous."

"Once we hit our stride with that look," Rob continues, "which was around 'Killing Machine', we just took it from there. The ideas tend to come from each of us individually. You can't get them in BHS. We know what we want, and I'm usually the one to go over the top, as I will be on this tour. It's part of the tradition of the band, it's expected of us and it's a lotta fun. I don't know how many costume changes I'm doing on the U.K. tour but probably a few more than Cher the last time she was here!"

"If you're going on stage and jumping around like we do," concludes Glenn on a functional note, "you need it to breathe a bit or stretch a bit, and it needs to be washable. Contrary to popular belief, PRIEST do shower occasionally. To be practical, you have to be able to clean stuff, otherwise by the end of the tour no one wants to come near you!"

Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton's entire interview with Terrorizer is available in the magazine's new issue, on sale Thursday (Feb. 24).


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