Is He The 'Metal God'?

Jan. 22 2009, Updated 12:47 p.m. ET

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Rob Halford, the lead singer for Judas Priest, has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the term 'Metal God,' a nickname he acquired as a tribute to his influence on heavy metal.

The application was entered under the category of 'computer games, video games, game controllers for computer games.'

Is the 57 year-old rocker simply protecting the name, or does he plan on producing his own videogame? Given the success of Guitar Hero and its genre, that's entirely possible.

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In an interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Halford said the nickname actually makes him uncomfortable.

"You get a bit embarrassed," he said. "It is wonderful to be recognized like that, particularly from fans, but you are just like, 'Okay, thank you. Can we talk about something else now?'"

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