The Grammy-winning Judas Priest singer, 69, on brainwashing, Nostradamus and Confess, his new autobiography. Every gay person has that journey of self-discovery and I discuss the effects that having to hide my sexuality had on me. Not really. I was away from Judas Priest at the time but I was still known as being from one of the biggest heavy metal bands. It was a big deal. Heavy metal, to a certain point, was always perceived as being an alpha male-dominated thing, which is rubbish — heavy metal music is for everyone from all walks of life.
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The wives and girlfriends are notable by their absence and Halford tells his tale as an out and proud gay man. The pub that Halford mentions as the location of his local bus stop as a kid is the same pub where the classic Slade foursome held their first ever rehearsal — trivia fans. As Halford starts to metamorphosis from council estate kid to heavy metal rock god I certainly felt a sense of exhilaration as his dreams are achieved — such as the era-defining success of that iconic British Steel album, for example. For much of the book, though, I also felt a sense of immense sadness. This paragraph, where he reflects on the state of his life in — by which time he was in his late 20s — is a telling one:.
Alright people, it's time to talk about sex. Specifically, it's time to talk about Mr. Halford's sexual orientation.
Top definition. A British metal band who gained international notice in the late 70s and were one of the most popular names of the 80s. Largely responsible for the traditional heavy metal sound through their influential 70s work, and established the important genre of speed metal.