In the latest episode of Chris Jericho’s podcast, ‘Talk Is Jericho,’ Chris and Eddie Trunk reminisced about a memorable night out with Axl Rose. Jericho shared that they kicked off the conversation by posing a pivotal question to Rose: Judas Priest or Iron Maiden? Rose’s preference was for Judas Priest, but he went on to disclose his favorite album between the two legendary bands. Jericho described the scene:
“I remember one of the questions we asked right away was, ‘All right Axl, great to have you here. Here’s your first question: Judas Priest or Iron Maiden?’ And once we gave him that, the ice broke, and there were just a bunch of nerds talking about heavy metal. He said, ‘Priest.’ He liked Priest better, but I think he said ‘Killers’ (Iron Maiden album) was his favorite album out of all of them, something along those lines.
Like, Maiden won the actual album, but Priest overall was his favorite.”During the podcast, the trio delved into a deep conversation about heavy metal that night, and Eddie Trunk unveiled the band that Axl Rose repeatedly brought up:
“He kept bringing up Nazareth to me. Because he said what a fan he was of Dan McCafferty’s voice. Dan McCafferty passed away recently, yeah. But if you, if anybody, ever listens to Nazareth and you listen to Axl, you will hear a lot of that influence on Axl’s voice.”