Frequent question: How did Judas Priest get its name?

Why is it called Judas Priest?

They chose the name from a Bob Dylan song called “Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest”. During the initial run of the band, a young guitar player named Kenneth Downing auditioned for the band but was rejected on the grounds that he needed more practice.

When did the term Judas Priest originate?

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From the name of JudasIscariot + priest.

Is Judas Priest a swear word?

“Judas Priest” is a “swear.” It’s used on the theory that it is better to swear using the name of Judas Iscariot (see below) who betrayed Jesus rather than saying “Jesus Christ,” taking the Lord’s name in vain.

What Does Judas mean in slang?

The definition of Judas is a term used for someone who betrays you while pretending to be your friend.

What is the current Judas Priest lineup?

The current Judas Priest lineup consists of classic-era members Halford, bassist Ian Hill and guitarist Glenn Tipton, along with drummer Scott Travis and guitarist Richie Faulkner.

What does being a Judas mean?

Definition of Judas

1a : the apostle who in the Gospel accounts betrayed Jesus. b : a son of James and one of the twelve apostles. 2 : traitor especially : one who betrays under the guise of friendship. 3 not capitalized : peephole.