It's out in October...
jason gregory
16:18 15th September 2011

Judas Priest have announced details of a new album curated by some of their peers, including Metallica's James Hetfield and Ozzy Osbourne.

The album, entitled 'The Chosen Few', asked each contributing artist to choose their favourite song by the band and explain why.

Ranging from Judas Priest's 1977 album 'Diamonds And Rust' through to 1990’s 'Painkiller', the album also features songs chosen by Alice Cooper, Joe Elliott, Slash, Lemmy, Kerry King and Corey Taylor.

Slipknot's Taylor, who chose 'You've Got Another Thing Coming', said: “Judas Priest: the blueprint for the ultimate heavy metal band..”

Osbourne, who selected 'The Ripper', said: “This has always been one of my favourite Judas Priest songs…. I just want to know what the fuck that note is that Rob Halford hits in the beginning of the song. F*cking hell!! That note is probably just below what only dogs can hear.”

'The Chosen Few' is released on October 10.

The tracklisting for 'The Chosen Few' is:

'Diamonds And Rust' (1977) - chosen by Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
'Dissident Aggressor' (1977) - chosen by Steve Vai
'Exciter' (1978) - chosen by Accept
'Beyond The Realms Of Death' (1978) - chosen by Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
'Delivering The Goods' (1979) - chosen by Kerry King (Slayer)
'The Green Manalishi (with the Two-Pronged Crown)' (1979) - chosen by David Coverdale (Whitesnake) &
Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
'The Ripper (1979)' - chosen by Ozzy Osbourne
'Victim Of Changes' (1979) - chosen by James Hetfield (Metalliica)
'Breaking The Law' (1980) - chosen by Lemmy (Motorhead)
'Rapid Fire' (1980) - chosen by Vinnie Paul (Pantera & Hell Yeah)
'Grinder' (1980) - chosen by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
'Living After Midnight' (1980) - chosen by Alice Cooper & Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
'Screaming For Vengeance' (1982) - chosen by Slash (Guns n Roses)
'You’ve Got Another Thing Coming' (1982) - chosen by Klaus Meine (Scorpions) & Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
'The Sentinel' (1984) - chosen by Chris Jericho
'Turbo Lover' (1986) - chosen by Jonathan Davis (Korn)
'Painkiller' (1990) - chosen by Joe Satriani

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