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Judas Priest Get A Little Help From Some Famous Friends For New Hits Package

Posted by on September 13, 2011

While we love Judas Priest, normally we wouldn’t get too excited over another greatest hits package from the metal gods. They’ve already officially released five compilation albums or packages since 1993. So what makes their sixth compilation The Chosen Few so special? Well this time around, the hits are chosen (see what they did there?) by some of metal’s elite.

Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Lemmy Kilmister, Slipknot/Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor, Slayer’s Kerry King and Slash are just a few of the big names who were asked to hand-pick their favorite Priest song for The Chosen Few. In addition, the compilation will include an explanation from each artist about their choices. Thanks to Priest’s famous friends and peers, The Chosen Few features a lot of deeper cuts, like “Dissident Aggressor,” “Delivering The Goods,” “Grinder” and lots more. Although one might be surprised that no one chose “The Hellion/Electric Eye.”

The compilation will come out on October 11 via Sony/Legacy, just in time for Priest’s North American Epitaph tour. The track listing for The Chosen Few, along with the musicians or band the song was chosen by, can be seen after the jump.

[via RollingStone.com]:

1) “Diamonds And Rust” (1977) – chosen by Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)

2) “Dissident Aggressor” (1977) – chosen by Steve Vai

3) “Exciter” (1978) – chosen by Accept

4) “Beyond The Realms Of Death” (1978) – chosen by Lars Ulrich (Metallica)

5) “Delivering The Goods” (1979) – chosen by Kerry King (Slayer)

6) “The Green Manalishi (with the Two-Pronged Crown)” (1979) – chosen by David Coverdale (Whitesnake) and Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)

7) “The Ripper” (1979) – chosen by Ozzy Osbourne

8 ) “Victim Of Changes” (1979) – chosen by James Hetfield (Metallica)

9) “Breaking The Law” (1980) – chosen by Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)

10) “Rapid Fire” (1980) – chosen by Vinnie Paul (Pantera/Hellyeah)

11) “Grinder” (1980) – chosen by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)

12) “Living After Midnight” (1980) – chosen by Alice Cooper and Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)

13) “Screaming For Vengeance” (1982) – chosen by Slash (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver)

14) “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” (1982) – chosen by Klaus Meine (Scorpions) and Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)

15) “The Sentinel” (1984) – chosen by Chris Jericho (WWE wrestler/Fozzy)

16) “Turbo Lover” (1986) – chosen by Jonathan Davis (Korn)

17) “Painkiller” (1990) – chosen by Joe Satriani

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