In a recent interview with San Francisco’s 107.7 The Bone (KSAN-FM) radio station, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked if he and his bandmates would be open to having their story told in a movie with actors, like QUEEN‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s recently released Netflix biopic “The Dirt”. He responded (hear audio below): “For a band that was there from the beginning of metal, it’s an interesting story, especially the way that the music kind of was created, out of the back end of hard, electric rock scene and progressive blues rock; it’s got a great timeline of events when it comes to the actual sounds and the structures of songs.
“With a lot of these biopics, you need to have a bit of — not exactly sensationalism, but I think you want a little bit more than maybe… We certainly got up to antics on the road. [Laughs]
“Who knows, man?” he continued. “There seems to be a theme running through Hollywood right now, where Hollywood is actively looking for this kind of experience.
“Who would play The Metal God? That’s the thing. [Laughs] I have no idea. [Laughs] Maybe you can get the KSAN listeners to let you know who they think should be standing there, first with a wig and then bald-headed. [Laughs]”
Earlier this year, the JUDAS PRIEST singer confirmed that he was finally working on an autobiography, after having previously insisted he would never do so because of privacy concerns.
Original JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing released his autobiography, “Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest”, last September via Da Capo Press.
JUDAS PRIEST is currently touring the United States with fellow classic heavy rockers URIAH HEEP. The 32-date trek kicked off on May 3 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and will wrap on June 29 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.