Contact Us

Judas Priest Unveil Live Version of ‘Locked In’ From ‘Turbo’ 30th Anniversary Edition

With the release of Judas Priest‘s 3-CD reissue of Turbo coming up in a little more than two weeks, the band has unveiled a live version of “Locked In” that you can check out above.

It was recorded at a 1986 concert in Kansas City during the Turbo tour, and is one of the 20 songs from that show that’s part of the reissue. It also includes a remastered version of the original album packed with classics like “Turbo Lover” and “Parental Guidance.”

Frontman Rob Halford spoke with Billboard about the recording of Turbo. “I think we were just having a good time, man,” Halford recalls. “It was the first time we were able to relax a bit and not have to do the big world tour, then take a two-week break and go into the studio and make a record and get back on the road again. We were luxuriating in the cocaine-fueled environment and…God, just think Miami Vice.”

Halford continues, “It’s just a lot of that, just a lot of being surrounded by those circumstances and atmospheres and everything else. I think we were just playing in all that, just feeling like, ‘Hey come on, let’s just kick back’ and make some music that has a different kind of temperament attached to it in tone and lyric.”

Turbo’s closing track “Reckless” could have been part of the Top Gun soundtrack, but the band decided against it. “My God, that was a big fiasco — the coulda, shoulda, woulda,” Halford chuckles. “I remember the passionate discussion about this film and the fact that if we lease this track it couldn’t go on the record. They wanted exclusivity. We were a little naive, I think. I think the feeling was it wasn’t going to be a successful film; Now we’re like, ‘Are you kidding me?!’ But there you go. If we knew then what we know now…”

The band is also working on material for the follow-up to 2014’s Redeemer of Souls. Halford gives an update, saying, “We’re tracking and everything is coming together. We’re just doing what we do. We still love going to the studio every day and sitting down and hanging out and writing metal.”

Judas Priest Albums Ranked

You Think You Know Judas Priest?

Subscribe to WGBF-FM on

Judas Priest, ‘Out in the Cold’ (Live) – Exclusive Song Premiere

Best of 103GBF

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://103gbfrocks.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 103GBF All Access quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 103GBF All Access contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.