In a new Interview with Edmonton Journal, Rob Halford, singer of Judas Priest shared his opinion on being a gay frontman in the metal scene and his statement on Freddie Mercury.
“During the ’70s and ’80s, it was incredibly difficult to openly express it. I love PRIEST more than anything, so while always in my mind — I have to be careful how I say this — it’s not important to the music.
Though I will say, a straight man can’t do my job. [Laughs] That’s the way I view it.
On Freddie Mercury, he said:
Freddie [Mercury] said it wasn’t important, but if Freddie hadn’t have been gay, QUEEN would’ve been a totally different band.
But that’s a really important part of my life that I have to get down on paper at some point.”