Judas Priest Biopic Would Be ‘Really Interesting,’ Says Rob Halford


Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford – Story by Charles Ken, photo by Anne Erickson

Rob Halford is open to the possibility of a Judas Priest biopic

Would Rob Halford of Judas Priest like to see a biopic, such as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” or Motley Crue’s “The Dirt,” made based on the life and tales of Judas Priest? Speaking with CBS SF, the legendary metal vocalist seemed open to it.

“Well, there’s been loads of unauthorized documentaries floating around for a while, but not to the level of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’,” Halford said. “I haven’t seen ‘The Dirt’ yet, but I will watch it. I love Crue. They’re good friends of mine. So I don’t know. Priest has had a very interesting life. We’re one of the longest-surviving working heavy metal bands, and a lot of our life story has been documented, but a lot of it hasn’t.

“I think you have to have a strong storyline to really push; otherwise, it kind of falls flat in today’s sensationalist TMZ world,” he added. “You’ve got to have some stuff going on there. For us in Priest, that’s difficult, because we’ve always tried to keep the privacy of what happens offstage in its correct place. But having said that, there’s no doubt the story that we’ve told musically, the way we came from where we came from and our place in this style of music called heavy metal, there’s a lot to focus on there that would be really interesting.”

Halford added that “every band is made up of different characters,” which makes it interesting.

“I think that’s the attraction of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, which I thoroughly enjoyed,” Halford said. “Although, being a Queen fan, I know everything about that band, so I didn’t see much that I didn’t already know. But I thought that Rami [Malek] was brilliant, and so were all the other actors. I think it was a superb effort.

“But as far as Priest, who knows? We’ll have to wait and see.”

Judas Priest is currently on tour with Uriah Heep, performing shows throughout North American. Judas Priest bass player Ian Hill recently spoke with Audio Ink Radio and revealed that he hopes to tour again with Iron Maiden one day, before both bands call it quits. Find the full interview here.



Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock News

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