Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford thinks the British rock band’s almost 50 years of history would make a great Hollywood biopic.
“I think Judas Priest has had a very interesting life,” Halford told Stuff. “We’ve certainly got some stories to tell. We’ve certainly had a lot of incidents on the road that’s for sure.”
“I also had to hide a gay guy like Freddie for all those years,” Halford said, who publicly confirmed his sexuality in 1998, after years of worrying whether his fans would accept him.
He heaped praise on Rami Malek for his Oscar-winning performance of Freddie Mercury but was uncertain when asked who should play him in a Judas Priest biopic.
“Who could be the metal god? I haven’t got a clue,” he admitted. “I thought Rami did a fantastic job of Freddie’s persona, charisma. But I’m sure there’s another actor out there who could get the leather and whips and chains on.”
The singer also confirmed that he is working on his memoir, despite having said in the past that he’d never write one.
“It’s been rattling round in my head for ever,” he said. “As you move on in life and have had the wonderful good luck, fortune and gratefulness to spend 50 years in a glorious band like Judas Priest, the main thing is you want to be to tell your side of the story from the horse’s mouth, as opposed to something that has been knocked up by somebody else from a bunch of interviews and so forth.”
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