First Images Of JUDAS PRIEST Appearance On ‘The Simpsons’ Released

Thursday, 2nd January 2014

The voice of JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Rob Halford will be featured in an episode of the animated television series “The Simpsons”, which is slated to air this Sunday, January 5 on Fox. The first images from the episode have been released via JudasPriest.com and are available for viewing below.

The Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman told Entertainment Weekly that in the episode, titled “Steal This Episode”, Homer is taught by Bart how to illegally download films, and he starts screening them in his backyard for folks in Springfield. An overzealous FBI director in charge of anti-piracy subsuqently goes after Homer, and Halford winds up singing a parody of the JUDAS PRIEST classic “Breaking The Law” in an effort to nab Homer.

Selman comments: “Even though Homer is stealing, he’s doing it for the community, he’s doing it out of the goodness of his heart.”

In 2002, Halford had a small film role as a pornographic video store clerk in “Spun”, a crime comedy-drama dark-comedy directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who has helmed music videos for some of the biggest pop and rock artists in the world. Rob told Screamer Magazine earlier this year: “I had a fantastic opportunity to work on that ‘Spun’ movie with Mickey Rourke. And to watch Mickey Rourke, I just don’t know how he does it. He just switches it on, and he’s a different person almost. That’s the great challenge that these actors have. It’s not easy, but these actors make it look easy because they are so good at what they do.”

Given a chance to act again, Halford said that he would certainly consider it. “I never say no to anything,” he said. “I think if you do, you don’t know what you’ve missed. I think you should try everything in life. If it doesn’t work out, then at least you can say you’ve tried it. There’s nothing worse than having regrets. If life affords you an opportunity and you can go for it, then you should.”

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