ROB HALFORD: I Knew The BANG YOUR HEAD Show Was Going To Be A Debacle

August 20, 2002

In the September 2002 issue of Germany's Rock Hard magazine, former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford commented on his reportedly "lackluster" June 29th appearance at the Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany, where the group apparently played a 50-minute co-headlining set that included a "truly horrible" vocal performance from Rob and virtually no interaction between the band and the audience.

"I suffered from sleeplessness and didn't close one eye the night before the Balingen performance, which didn't [help to get] my voice [in shape for the show that was to follow]," Rob is quoted as saying in a rough German-English translation provided by The Exciter Page. "I knew the show would become a debacle, because two hours before the concert, I [was barely able to get] out a tone, was tired and in a bad [mood]. I had cancelled two or three songs from my set list and abandoned all [interaction with the audience] because otherwise I [would have] possibly had to cancel another song. I knew my performance in Balingen was [anything but impressive] and want to apologize to all the fans and to the organizer of the festival."

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