Rob Halford has revealed that his fabulous spike high heels were actually a gift to him from none other than Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale. 

Who knew the legendary Judas Priest man could be such a style icon. In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Halford discussed the pictures that recently emerged on Instagram (see bottom) showing him resplendent in quite the ensemble: a tailored sports coat, a tie featuring white skulls, leather gloves, jeans, a cowboy hat and, of course, those spike heels.

When asked if this is just a regular outfit, Halford said: “Those heels were given to me by the beautiful Lzzy Hale, from Halestorm. When Priest were on tour in New Zealand we worked with Halestorm and I was chatting to Lzzy backstage and she had those particular heels on her feet. I was going, ‘Oh my God, how do you even walk in them?’ She said, ‘Oh, you know, it’s a girl thing…’ But they looked so powerful and they scream ‘heavy metal!'”

“And so I was at the post office about a week ago and there was something for me there in the locker. And it was from Lzzy,” he continued. “I hadn’t a clue what it was, so I opened it up and there were those spectacular heavy metal heels! She wrote me this really sweet note saying, ‘Hey, Rob, hope you’re well, lots of love. We talked about these heels in New Zealand and I found a pair for you. Have fun! Love, Lzzy.’ And I thought, ‘How sweet is that?'”

“If you’d have been in my house watching me do that photo, you’d have been roaring,” he added. “It took me forever and I was blacking out in pain. Those heels fit me, but you’re being pitched at this extraordinarily abnormal angle and then you try to keep your balance. I took about five or six pictures and I threw myself on the couch and ripped those shoes off and was massaging my feet, sweating from head to toe. It was absolutely fucking hilarious.”

More power to ya, Rob. Invite us round for the photoshoot next time.