Living After Midnight

Album: British Steel (1980)
Charted: 12
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  • In June 2007, lead vocalist Rob Halford was one of a number of rock musicians interviewed for a BBC series about heavy metal. He said the song "Living After Midnight" came about when he was trying to get some sleep. The band were using a house once owned by John Lennon, and lead guitarist Glen Tipton's riffing woke him up. Halford looked at his watch and noticed it was after midnight. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • The American rock band Disturbed covered this on Metal Hammer magazine's Tribute to British Steel compilation in 2010. It was also featured on Disturbed's The Lost Children compilation in 2011. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Charlie - Las Vegas, NV
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Comments: 7

  • Mrsteel from United StatesAfter Halford came out of the closet as being gay it made the lyrics a little more interesting "living after midnight, taking a bone in the rear, then I'm gone, I'm gone..."
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjWell, that's not a very interesting story how they came up with the song. Great song though!
  • Cyberpope from Richmond, CanadaJP was THE group to smoke weed to in the 80s!

    Buddy of mine got a good deal on a 8-speaker concert amp!

    Put that sucker out the 2nd floor window & cranked it -- we could hear JP playing a mile away! *LOL* (yeah, kind of outside the city!)
  • Marissa from Akron, OhJudas Priest
    :D :D :D
    they rule
  • Esteban from Iquique, ChileThis song it's perfomed in live aid
  • Jon from --------, SwedenIt's also been covered by Iron Savior.
  • Niklas Mørup from CopenhagenThis song has been covered by Toronto Hardcore band Microedge; as well as by The Donnas on their album The Donnas Turn 21.
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