Trivia: Judas Priest

  • Hitless Hit Album: Judas Priest have 11 albums rated Gold or Platinum in the US (One of them, Screaming for Vengeance, went 2X Platinum), yet only had one charting single listed below.
  • Name's the Same: Exciter, a song title from their 1978 album Stained Class, is also the name of one of Canada's oldest thrash metal bands.
  • No Hit Wonder: Although Judas Priest is considered one of the most iconic, popular, and influential heavy metal bands of all time, they've never had a major hit song. Their biggest hit, "You've Got Another Thing Coming", peaked at 67 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • The Pete Best: Al Atkins, the very first singer of the band. Justified because he only sang in one demo.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Tim Owens sang lead vocals for a Judas Priest tribute band before joining the real thing.
    • Scott Travis reportedly once set up his kit outside a Priest concert hoping they would hear him and ask him to become their drummer.
  • What Could Have Been: There were plans to release Turbo and Ram It Down as a double-album.