Judas Priest

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Judas Priest's Ian Hill on America and Sexuality

    Judas Priest (due tonight, November 19, at the 1STBANK Center) is one of the most influential heavy metal bands in the history of the genre. From Birmingham, England (the same city that produced Black Sabbath), Priest basically created the blueprint for the sound and look of most of the heavy metal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Meet Michael Amott, Slash and the Rest of the Denver Zoo's Rock and Roll Flamingos

    It's not every day you get to brush feathers with rock and roll legends like Ace Frehley and Slash, but in Denver, all it takes is a visit to the zoo. Brittney Weaver started working at the Denver Zoo about six years ago. She also happens to be a big music fan, regularly attending heavy metal and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Judas Priest, Interpol, Macy Gray shows on sale this weekend

    In support of its seventeenth album, Redeemer of Souls, released July 8, the legendary Judas Priest brings its fall North American tour to the 1ST Bank Center on Wednesday, November 19 with Steel Panther opening. General admission and reserved tickets ($45 to $65) go on sale on Friday, July 18 at 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    The ten best metal reunion/revitalization efforts

    When musicians reconvene, it can often be as unpredictable as a high school reunion, but at least when band dudes get back together or merely rediscover their original inspiration, it's something to look forward to rather than dread. Keep reading for a rundown of the ten best metal reunion/rivitaliz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    The ten most disappointing metal albums

    In the darkest recesses of the metal world, truly shitty albums lurk. Now, these albums aren't necessarily 100 percent shitty (there may still be some redeeming music to be found), but they are certainly incredibly disappointing, particularly given the otherwise worthiness of their creators. Plug yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Backwards masking: Ten songs that supposedly contain hidden messages when played in reverse

    By Christian McPhate For years, hidden messages have allegedly been embedded in music, cryptic musings that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backwards. Backwards masking, as this phenomenon became known, centered on songs by bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, acts that supposedly impla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia on Rigor Mortis, Psalm 69 and his friendship with Al Jourgensen

    See Also: Ministry's Al Jourgensen on his ties to Colorado: living in Breckenridge, attending Greeley High School and his ill-fated attempt at a rodeo career Ministry (due Sunday, June 17, at the Ogden Theatre) got its start when Al Jourgensen moved from Colorado to Chicago, where the Wax Trax labe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2012

    Video: Welcome to the Dubstep Parking Lot

    In 1986, one man took to a Judas Priest concert with a video camera to document the mayhem prior to a real rock and roll show. The video, aptly titled "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" became a cult classic, and has since inspired a descendant: "Dubstep Parking Lot." Here is our take on the parking lot ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Photos: These Capitol Hill characters go bump in the night

    When the sun goes down, nocturnal Denverites emerge and turn up their style swagger. Take a look at this week's trendsetters and rule-breakers -- caught in their natural environs of East 13th Avenue.

  • Music

    April 12, 2012
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    November 6, 2011

    Review: Judas Priest at the 1STBANK Center, 11/5/11

    Eric GruneisenRob Halford of Judas Priest: Still going strong after nearly 40 years. More Judas Priest Denver photos.JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY At the 1STBANK CENTER | 11/5/11Somewhere early in the set, Rob Halford told us that the band was going to play material from all roughly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Paper Diamond, Lizzie Huffman, SBTRKT, Judas Priest and more on tap this weekend

    ​Have plans this weekend? If not, there's ample choices: Tonight, Paper Diamond's at the Ogden, Lizzie Huffman is celebrating the release of her new CD at the hi-dive and Rich Robinson is at the Soiled Dove Underground. On Saturday, Judas Priest is at 1STBANK Center, SBTRKT is at the Bluebird ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011

    Judas Priest

    Saturday, November 5, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    October 20, 2011


    Tuesday, October 25, Ogden Theatre, 1-888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    The Found Footage Festival's Nick Prueher on Ahnold and disturbing ventriloquist dummies

    ​There's nothing like found footage to showcase a wide cross-section of humanity's most maladapted, inept and bizarre, and as far as that goes, nothing beats the original. Since 1991, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have been collecting old VHS tapes, and in 2004, they started editing down the we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Judas Priest coming to 1STBANK Center on November 5 with Black Label Society

    Robert Halford is the best muthafuckin' singer aroound!​All right, fire up the Camaro, boys. Judas Priest is coming to town -- in an arena. Normally when the dudes come to town, they're playing a shed down south. Not this time around. On Saturday, November 5, the Priest is gonna be at 1STBANK ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011


    Uneasy Days

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Tonight: Halford at the Ogden

    ​Though Rob Halford still holds it down as the leader of Judas Priest, the enigmatic band leader has kept busy with several other music projects during his forty-plus years in music. With a vocal range that is unmatched, Halford has carried the crown as the living heavy-metal god through two d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Hail, Satan! The ten best metal songs about Hell

    1981: A vintage year for devil-worshipping heavy metal.​Of the countless contributions heavy-metal music has made to modern society -- leather pants and corpse paint not least among them -- perhaps the finest addition to this often crunchy, driving genre of music has been the focus it's put on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    B.o.B., Bop Skizzum, Tommy Metz and The Pirate Signal top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 26, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009

    Judas Priest

    Tuesday, August 11, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Live Nation offers two-for-one ticket special tomorrow

    On Wednesday, July 22, Live Nation is offering buy one, get one free lawn tickets for Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre shows including Creed, Crue Fest II, Def Leppard with Cheap Trick and Poison, Toby Keith with Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley with Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, and Rod Stewart. The two-fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Warped Tour, Kings of Leon, Judas Priest shows announced

    Sunday, August 9 is going to be a busy day for music in the Mile High, when Kings of Leon stops by Red Rocks, and the skater-centric Vans Warped Tour, pulls into Invesco with more than fifty bands in tow, including 3OH!3, Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake and Flogging Molly, among others. A few mor ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 5, 2009
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    December 26, 2008

    Top Ten Metal Albums of 2008

    In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Vintage Q&A with AC/DC's Brian Johnson

    Sunday's AC/DC concert -- reviewed in the blog "Live Review: AC/DC and The Answer at the Pepsi Center" -- conjures up memories of the Q&A with the band's Brian Johnson that Westword published under the headline "Power Age" back in April 2001. It's among my favorite interviews ever -- and it prompted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (9/13/08-9/19/08)

    "Does this mean I need to find a real job?" Here's a user-friendly guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were reeling in shock and horror at the news that the end of era was coming with the impending cancellation of MTV's TRL...

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Unearthed: Rainbow Music Hall bootlegs

    Trolling around on this here interweb this morning, we somehow managed to come across a trio of blogs linking to vintage soundboard recordings from Rainbow Music Hall. The first one, recorded on June 25, 1980 during the British Steel tour, features Judas Priest -- or, more accurately, the glass-shat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008 blog shortcut, September 18 edition

    Pray to the Priest. Boss blog. Backbeat Online unearths a series of killer bootlegs from the long-gone Rainbow Music Hall, including performances by acts as disparate as Judas Priest and Graham Parker and the Rumour. You can't be too strong. Additional features: A blog about DeVotchKa taking it o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Panic at the Disco's Sgt. Pepper Moment and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Panic at the Disco become the Warped-Tour-era answer to "Listen to the Flower People." You can judge for yourself whether that's a good or bad thing.

  • Music

    April 24, 2008

    The Sword Conquers

    This doom metal comes endorsed by Metallica.

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    Trivial Pursuits

    It was cruel and unusual to only list the answers to these trivial questions here, but here they are: Trivia Face Off Sample Questions • What team was defeated to bring Denver its first major sports championship? Florida Panthers • Alex Trebek provided the voice of “Alan Quebec,” a game-sho ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Killswitch Engage

    Friday, March 18, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Drowning Pool

    Thursday, December 9, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.

  • Music

    November 18, 2004


    Monday, November 22, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Kiss me, Im a rock star -- at least for one night.

  • Film

    September 26, 2002


    Home Movie looks inside some eccentric domiciles.

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Hit Pick


  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Demolition Band

    Judas Priest carries on with life after Halford.

  • Film

    September 6, 2001

    Metal Meltdown

    Marky Mark becomes a Rock Star, but he doesn't get to enjoy it.

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Power Age

    AC/DC's Brian Johnson still gets a jolt out of rock and roll.

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Rob Halford

    Resurrection (Metal-Is)

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Queens of the Stone Age

    Rated R
    (Interscope Records)

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    The Oblivion Express

    Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.

  • Music

    January 21, 1999
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    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 24 - 30, 1998

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    February 12, 1998
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    April 5, 1995
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