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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 05: Inductee Rob Halford of Judas Priest performs onstage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is marking a whopping 37 years of sobriety with a heartfelt and thankful video message.

Halford took to Instagram this week to celebrate the milestone and discuss how much it means to him to be clean for so long. Watch the video message below.

“Hello everyone. Today marks my 37th year of my sober life, one day at a time,” he says in the video message. “When I look at this commemorative coin, I’m full of love for my higher power and grateful to you because having you in my life helps me maintain my focus making the best I can in all areas of metal as well as trying to be a better person by taking a daily inventory.”

He adds, “I believe we never stop growing and searching to find ways to do anything that improves not only our lives but also for all those we love. None of this is easy and it wasn’t meant to be. We constantly have to work and dig deep into every aspect of ourselves to stay clean and sober.”

“To those of you on this same journey, I send my unconditional love. And to those of you who are about to begin, please take that first step into your new life. I love you.”

24 Albums that Turn 15 in 2023

A number of the rock albums that turn 15 in 2023 are both big hits and fan favorites.

Many legendary acts released LPs in 2008 including Metallica, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Judas Priest and more. Some acts — like Kings of Leon, Slipknot, The Killers and The Black Keys — also helped cement their place in the rock world with new albums.

Scroll below to see which 24 rock albums turn 15 in 2023.

  • Disturbed - ‘Indestructible’

    Released on June 3, 2008.

  • Slipknot - ‘All Hope Is Gone’

    Released on August 26, 2008.

  • Metallica - ‘Death Magnetic’

    Released on September 12, 2008.

  • Coldplay - ‘Viva la Vida of Death and All His Friends’

    Released on June 12, 2008.

  • The Black Keys - ‘Attack & Release’

    Released on April 1, 2008.

  • Beck - ‘Modern Guilt’

    Released on July 7, 2008.

  • The Raconteurs - ‘Consolers of the Lonely’

    Released on March 25, 2008.

  • Kings of Leon - ‘Only by the Night’

    Released on September 19, 2008.

  • The Killers - ‘Day & Age’

    Released on November 18, 2008.

  • AC/DC - ‘Black Ice’

    Released on October 20, 2008.

  • Vampire Weekend - ‘Vampire Weekend’

    Released on January 29, 2008.

  • Flogging Molly - ‘Float’

    Released on March 4, 2008.

  • The B-52’s - ‘Funplex’

    Released on March 25, 2008.

  • R.E.M. - ‘Accelerate’

    Released on March 31, 2008.

  • Def Leppard - ‘Songs from the Sparkle Lounge’

    Released on April 25, 2008.

  • 3 Doors Down - ‘3 Doors Down’

    Released on May 20, 2008.

  • Nine Inch Nails - ‘The Slip’

    Released on May 5, 2008.

  • Nine Inch Nails - ‘Ghosts I-IV’

    Released on March 2, 2008.

  • Judas Priest - ‘Nostradamus’

    Released on June 17, 2008.

  • Motley Crue - ‘Saints of Los Angeles’

    Released on June 24, 2008.

  • Shinedown - ‘The Sound of Madness’

    Released on June 24, 2008.

  • Queen + Paul Rodgers - ‘The Cosmos Rocks’

    Released on September 15, 2008.

  • Nickelback - ‘Dark Horse’

    Released on November 17, 2008.

  • Guns N’ Roses - ‘Chinese Democracy’

    Released on November 23, 2008.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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