A few days ago, Noisecreep had the pleasure of talking with Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford. We were on the phone with the Metal God discussing the upcoming 30th anniversary of their landmark Screaming for Vengeance album. Featuring future heavy metal anthems such as "Electric Eye" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin,'" the album broke Judas Priest into the American mainstream when it first hit stores in 1982.
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After chatting about Screaming for Vengeance (the interview will run next month on Noisecreep), we asked the openly gay Halford about his thoughts on the recent Chick-fil-A scandal that is all over the media right now.
If you haven't been following the story, when asked about his thoughts on gay marriage in a radio interview in late July, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy stated: "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say 'we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about."
Since the interview, Chick-fil-A has been in the media spotlight, with supporters of Cathy's statements heading to the restaurant's many franchises throughout the country on Aug. 1 in what was dubbed "Appreciation Day." On the other side of the controversy, gay rights supporters have united in protest, even having a "kiss in" in Fresno, Calif.
"Before I get into this, I just want to say that I love America. I love the American Constitution and the First Amendment," says Halford, 60, whose main