||JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE NEW COMPILATION ALBUM
14th September 2011
Judas Priest will release a new compilation album called 'The Chosen Few' on October 11th via Legacy/Sony.
Some of the biggest names in the Heavy Metal world picked their favorite Judas Priest songs for the 17-track album, including Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Alice Cooper and Slipknot's Corey Taylor.
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"This is a collection of songs chosen by our friends and respected peers," Priest frontman Rob Halford told Rolling Stone. "So we hope all the Metal maniacs out there will rock out to the tunes enjoyed by Metal legends."
Also included in the set are explanations from each artist about their selection, including Taylor gushing that Priest's early MTV anthem, 'You've Got Another Thing Coming' caused the group to become "the blueprint for the ultimate Heavy Metal band."
Elsewhere, Ozzy Osbourne finds himself bewildered by a high-pitched note sung by Halford at the beginning of 'The Ripper'. "Fuckin hell! That note is probably just below what only dogs can hear".
The Chosen Few tracklisting:
1) Diamonds And Rust (1977) - chosen by Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
2) Dissident Aggressor (1977) - chosen by Steve Vai
3) Exciter (1978) - chosen by Accept
4) Beyond The Realms Of Death (1978) - chosen by Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
5) Delivering The Goods (1979) - chosen by Kerry King (Slayer)
6) The Green Manalishi (with the Two-Pronged Crown) (1979) - chosen by David Coverdale (Whitesnake) and Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
7) The Ripper (1979) - chosen by Ozzy Osbourne
8) Victim Of Changes (1979) - chosen by James Hetfield (Metallica)
9) Breaking The Law (1980) - chosen by Lemmy (Motorhead)
10) Rapid Fire (1980) - chosen by Vinnie Paul (Pantera and Hell Yeah)
11) Grinder (1980) - chosen by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
12) Living After Midnight (1980) - chosen by Alice Cooper and Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
13) Screaming For Vengeance (1982) - chosen by Slash (Guns n Roses)
14) You've Got Another Thing Coming (1982) - chosen by Klaus Meine (Scorpions) and Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
15) The Sentinel (1984) - chosen by Chris Jericho
16) Turbo Lover (1986) - chosen by Jonathan Davis (Korn)
17) Painkiller (1990) - chosen by Joe Satriani