Remember in 2017, Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds claimed that Judas Priest is not a metal band? Well, In a new interview he looks back at his opinion and said:
‘Judas Priest is more of a classic rock band’.
“Oh my god, I’m the worst at interviews. Most of the time I have to call the journalists and beg them to let me do another interview.
Man, I try my hardest not do them wrong. I try to avoid them like the plague, honestly. But I do them from time to time, especially for good friends around Christmas time. That’s the problem right there with interviews – they’re taking my shit out of context a lot.
I don’t think… I wasn’t meaning any harm by it. I was just stating my opinion, man, of it. For me, my opinion is that Judas Priest is more of a classic rock band.
*starts singing ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin”* You know, these songs are like a couple of chords chunked together. More of a classic rock…”
Back in March 2017, he talked with The Jasta Show and said:
“Judas Priest is not metal, people, it’s rock ‘n’ motherfuckin’ roll! Who in their right mind that has a brain in their head thinks that Judas Priest sounds like a metal band?”
On Judas Priest’s most known song Painkiller, he said:
“To me, that’s just hard rock ‘n’ roll. I’m not buying into that. I heard all Judas Priest songs, I went on tour with them, I know them all personally, they’re amazing people.
They truly think they’re metal gods, like Rob Halford’s like, ‘I’m a metal god.’ That’s weird to say, but whatever. [Chuckles] Like, just don’t say it, it just makes you sound weird when you say it.”