Judas Priest farewell tour at Allen Event Center

Let your rock ‘n’ roller out

This isn’t the priest you kneel down to and make your confessions. Judas Priest demands that you stand up, raise your arms and rock the hell out. Especially now as they hit the road on their Epitaph Farewell Tour. What will we do without our original leather daddy and out lead singer Rob Halford to scream into our ears?

DEETS: With Thin Lizzy, Black Label Society. Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Road, Ste. 1350, Allen. 7 p.m. $40–$130. Ticketmaster.com.

—  Rich Lopez

WATCH: Gaga debuts ‘Judas’ today

Well, here we are again with another video event. Lady Gaga released her video for “Judas” today, which will likely replace Osama bin Laden as a trending topic. Unlike the visual orgasm that “Born this Way” was, this is supposed to tell a story about Gaga and two guys, one being actor Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead. MTV.com put this quote from Gaga’s in its post today: “Well, I want to allow the video to speak for itself, but I will say that the theme of the video and the way that I wanted to aesthetically portray the story was as a motorcycle [Federico] Fellini movie, where the apostles are revolutionaries in a modern-day Jerusalem,” she said. “But it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.”

Cool. To me, it feels like an extension o Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. But what’s up with the music break?

This video clocks in around five minutes but MTV also reports that “an uncut, seven-minute version of the ‘Judas’ video will officially premiere at 7 p.m. Eastern on E!, and Gaga reveals more in a conversation that will be shown along with the clip, but if fans can’t wait for more tidbits and images from the video, no worries — Gaga is giving another first look on her Twitter.”

The originally leaked video has been pulled from the Internet, but we found the below copy on YouTube. So watch it while you can.

—  Rich Lopez

WATCH: Lady Gaga performs ‘Judas’ on Ellen

Ellen had Lady Gaga on today and this “world premiere performance” of her latest single,”Judas.” A fairly simple performance with lots of line dancing, but in case you missed it, here you go.

—  Rich Lopez

Lady Gaga previews latest single ‘Judas’

Days before the single is released, Lady Gaga has leaked her newest single “Judas.” Gaga goes heavier in tone and message, but we’re gonna give it a few more listens so the earworm can completely take over our day. I’m digging the dance beat and it’s fairly cohesive with “Born This Way.”

The word is out that the video for this song is going to have a few people up in arms. Pop Crush posted this earlier in the week and it’s got us quite curious:

Lady Gaga‘s video for her next single ‘Judas’ could send religious fundamentalists into an uproar over its content. Gaga co-directed the video with her creative director Laurieann Gibson, whom she has been working with since before she was signed to Interscope. It was a major undertaking for Gibson — who is a woman of faith herself, and has biblical words to describe the final product.

—  Rich Lopez