May 29, 2016


Babymetal & Judas Priest's Rob Halford to Perform Together at 2016 APMAs

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A metal god will collaborate with metal's new princesses at this year's Alternative Press Music Awards.

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford will join Babymetal for the J-pop/metal trio's performance at the upcoming 2016 APMAs this July. The act confirmed the news on Twitter on May 28. No word on whether it'll feature Halford singing in Japanese, but fingers crossed for a true moment of language barrier breaking.

Babymetal is nominated for Best International Band at the 2016 APMAs and the ceremony mark the group's very first U.S. award show.

Of course, this won't be the first time Babymetal and Halford will be meeting. The trio caught up with the legendary metal act at Rock on the Range festival last year and snapped a selfieBabymetal previously told Fuse about looking up to the group and their hopes to meet them.

Last year's APMAs saw standout moments like Sum 41 reuniting, a guest appearance by DMC, and performances from Panic! at the DiscoHayley WilliamsAll Time Low, and Weezer, among others. This year's ceremony will be held July 18 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. 

Watch below as Babymetal talks about meeting some of their other famous fans including All Time Low, Marilyn Manson and more: