JUDAS PRIEST Appears On “The Simpsons”Monday, 6th January 2014
British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST appeared on an episode of “The Simpsons” on Sunday (January 5) on Fox. The episode also featured Will Arnett, director Judd Apatow, and his frequent costars Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen.
“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. “Even though Homer is stealing, he’s doing it for the community, he’s doing it out of the goodness of his heart,” says Selman. An overzealous FBI director in charge of anti-piracy subsuqently goes after Homer, and JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford winds up singing a parody of the band’s classic “Breaking The Law” in an effort to nab Homer.
Check out video footage of JUDAS PRIEST’s appearance below.
Guitarist Kenneth “K.K.” Downing, who announced his retirement from JUDAS PRIEST in April 2011, told the Shopshire Star last week that ever since “The Simpsons” came out, it had been linked with rock and heavy metal music.
He said: “A few previous programs have used ‘Breaking The Law’ and other JUDAS PRIEST songs.
“Would I have said yes if I’d still been in the band?
“Probably, because it’s good exposure, although it would depend in what context.”