Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford explained to The Telegraph the moment he outed himself shortly after leaving Priest to launch a solo career. “I was at MTV in New York one day,” Halford explained, “and I said to the interviewer, ‘Blahblahblah, speaking as a gay man,’ and the guy dropped his clipboard. It was an un-premeditated moment. Twenty-four hours later, it was like a firestorm – what’s all this about?”
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