The Chick-fil-A fast food chain has been receiving a ton of media scrutiny as of late, after declaring that they, as a company, are opposed to gay marriage. Although opposition to same-sex marriage is prevalent throughout America, Chick-fil-A Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy created a media firestorm after a series of controversial actions. As the most prominent gay man in metal, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford recently addressed the issue in a new interview.
Released in 1982, Judas Priest's 'Screaming for Vengeance' brought the legendary metal band enormous mainstream success, specifically with the classic tune 'You've Got Another Thing Comin'." Priest frontman Rob Halford recently sat down with Loudwire, and while he is in celebratory mode for the release of the special 30th anniversary edition of 'Screaming for Vengeance,' he and the band are also gearing up for some new music.
Alice Cooper's annual Christmas Pudding show took place on Dec. 17 and the shock rocker was surrounded by plenty of special guests upping the event's metal quotient. Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and former Motley Crue singer John Corabi (who can perhaps apply for his former job if his predecessor and replacement Vince Neil actually does bolt) were all on tap at the 11th annual show at the Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Ariz.
As the accomplishments of Pantera/Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott have continued to live triumphantly through this seventh anniversary of his passing, metal's biggest names have come out to show their respect and admiration for Dimebag. Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford recently spoke with Revolver about his friendship with the legendary guitarist.
Christmas Pudding sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Well, not this kind! Shock rocker Alice Cooper is sponsoring his 11th annual Christmas charity concert -- dubbed 'Christmas Pudding' -- and has corralled Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford, former Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch, ex-Motley Crue singer John Corabi, former Kiss member Bruce Kulick and Kip Winger to participate in the for-a-good-cause festivities.
Rob Halford Chats With Full Metal Jackie
During our recent interview with Judas Priest about the band's new compilation 'The Chosen Few' and upcoming album, we also asked frontman Rob Halford for his thoughts on the now defunct Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) and the infamous subliminal message accusations against Priest. Halford passionately and energetically addressed the past incidents while sharing his current beliefs on censorship in the entertainment industry. Here is how he answered our questions on that topic:
Last night (Sept. 15) during a concert in Brazil, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford fell off his Harley after driving it onstage. The Metal God rode his motorcycle onto the stage as the band were about to play 'Hell Bent for Leather' during their first encore of the show. As he attempted to get his balance after stopping the Harley, Halford toppled over to his side as the weight of the bike got the best of him.