On “This Day in Metal” in 1998 Judas Priest’s Rob Halford comes out gay!!

On “This Day in Metal” in 1998 Judas Priest’s Rob Halford comes out gay!!

Back in 1998 Halford told MTV

“I think that most people know that I’ve been a gay man all of my life, and that it’s only been in recent times that it’s an issue that I feel comfortable to address, and an issue that has been with me ever since recognizing my own sexuality”

“It’s something that I’ve been comfortable with forever, something that I feel has a moment, and this is the moment to discuss it and to go into the reasons, and the whys and the wherefores as to the statement, the so-called coming out phase.”

Halford reaches this phase just as his career is taking yet another turn. The singer, who helped to shape the face and sound of heavy metal during the 70s and 80s with Judas Priest.

In 2020, Rob released his autobiography “Confess” which goes into details about his sexuality.
Judas Priest are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary and just a few days ago got nominated once again to be in the Rock Hall.

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