Anglo For Your Ear: Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law”

Continuing with our Pride Week theme, I bring you the man who exposed millions of metalheads to gay leather-fetish culture: Rob Halford, the fierce frontman of Judas Priest. The band itself was a huge crossover success for heavy metal: songs like 1980′s “Breaking the Law” made them rock radio mainstays. Halford’s coming out eighteen years later was met with a collective shrug from the metal community, an ideal response if you ask me.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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