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.
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?'"