Rob Halford Surprises Norman Reedus with His 'Walking Dead'-Inspired Jacket

March 4, 2019

In case you didn't know by now, The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is a big fan of hard rock and heavy metal like Motörhead, Slayer and Judas Priest. As it turns out, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is also a fan of Norman Reedus' Walking Dead character Daryl Dixon.

Halford is such a fan that during his appearance on Reedus' travel show Ride With Norman Reedus, he reveals to the actor that the leather jacket he wears onstage was inspired by the signature leather "angel wings" vest that Reedus wears on The Walking Dead.


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In the clip, Halford shows Reedus his floor-length jacket, complete with leather tassles, studs and a pair of angel wings stiched on the back. "I might be crying a little right now," Reedus says. "You just put this on and you feel power."

"That's the whole thing about these amazing outfits," says Halford. "You'd hear all these really heavy riffs and drums and screaming vocals and then you'd look at yourself in the mirror and you go, 'The look doesn't quite match to the sound.' So that's where the adventure with Priest started."