Wednesday, May 25, 2011

VIDEO: Judas Priest rock American Idol finale with James Durbin

They came. They rocked. They took no prisoners.

Metal gods Judas Priest debuted their new lineup – including latest addition Richie Faulkner – on the American Idol finale Wednesday night.

Priest teamed up Idol contestant James Durbin for a double-shot of metal, playing two of their classics, “Livin’ After Midnight” and “Breaking The Law.”

Durbin rocked Priest’s "You've Got Another Thing Coming," back in March, possibly the first time heavy metal has hit the Idol stage.

Priest have just announced North American dates for the band’s Epitaph Tour, which is being billed as the band’s final world tour, which kicks off June 7 in Holland.

"We're pulling out all the stops,” singer Rob Halford told the media at an L.A. press conference Tuesday. “We've built a brand new stage set, we've got all the effects that people love us for — the lasers, the fire, the bombs, the smoke, new costumes, and the bike. It's just a full-on metal extravaganza."

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Judas Priest – Livin’ After Midnight / Breaking The Law
With guest James Durbin
American Idol – May 25, 2011

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