“I can’t stand the sound of my voice”

“I can’t stand the sound of my voice”

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The singer of Judas PriestRob Halford, is often considered to have one of the most powerful voices in the history of the Metal.

He has a truly recognizable timbre, which encapsulates power and emotion, and many would love to have his abilities (as well as his longevity). However, the Judas Priest frontman isn’t fond of his own voice.

In a new interview with Loudwire, Halford opens up about the discomfort he feels when it comes to listening to his own singing.

Halford says: “I don’t think it’s that strange. Because musicians, we always try to touch the sky… but it’s unreachable. We’re always wondering if we could have done a little better or held that cry a little longer, and that’s part of the beauty of our job.”

He keeps on : “Is it weird? I don’t know, I can’t stand the sound of my own voice. I listen to it, obviously, off-line when I’m with Andy ‘do it again’ Sneap [producteur]. I do not have a choice. I wait for him to say: ‘Good catch. Next !’. It’s a peculiar flaw, but I’ve learned to live with it. It’s my job, it’s my life, I’m a singer heavy metal. What matters to me is what comes out of my mouth when I’m on stage, above all.”

He adds : “The biggest challenge for all musicians is validating who you are, what you do and what you accomplish with your fans. This is when everything makes sense. That’s probably the only time I can bear to listen to myself, because it goes all the way into my ears anyway.”

Otherwise, Judas Priest’s new album is ‘almost done’ according to Halford; and the band is about to play a memorable medley at this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, along with former guitarist KK Downing and two drummers.

The 37th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place this Saturday (November 5) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Priest will receive the Musical Excellence Award at the event.

Interview with Rob Halford for Loudwire:

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