Legendary metal icon Rob Halford has historically paved the way for people to be comfortable and proud of who they are and not be afraid to share with the world. Halford more or less further explained this subject in a recent interview by Dr.Dot as he discussed his opinion on censoring music. The godfather, grandfather, father, and defender of heavy metal explained how it is not good to censor music. The singer also spoke about getting back out on the road as Judas Priest will be celebrating 50 years of metal this year with a North American tour kicking off this fall.
“Music and all art should not be censored. Once you start censoring art, it multiplies and it becomes a very dangerous thing to do. Again, it’s all about choice. If you don’t like something, don’t listen to it. If it’s something on the TV that’s making you angry, change the channel. If there’s something that makes you angry on social media, go somewhere else.”
Judas Priest have been making metal since their inception in 1969 when the band formed in Birmingham, England. Their accomplishments are far reaching and have influenced generations of musicians and metal fans alike.