Description: ''I'm on the top as long as the music's loud.'' Judas Priest frontman, Rob Halford, sang those lyrics at the 1983 US Festival in California. First to popularize wearing leather and metal studs, Judas Priest formed in Birmingham, England, in the 1960s. Many say they are one of the founders of heavy metal with their gritty guitars and screeching vocals. Read about the hardships of the band Judas Priest, it's members, the history, and the world around the band.