Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Believes in the Power of Prayer


halford prayingYou would not expect the gay vocalist for a band called Judas Priest to put very much stock in religion. And yet, during a recent appearance on Jamey Jasta’s The Jasta Show, Rob Halford revealed that “part of my recovery  [from substance abuse] is just having this higher-power belief,” adding (transcription via Blabbermouth):

“There probably will be people listening to [this] podcast who don’t have anything like that in their life, and that’s great; it’s all about acceptance. But I always say to people, if you’re thinking about it, the simplest thing I do is I pray. I pray quite a bit, actually. And even if you don’t believe in prayer, just have a go. Pray for a good day, or just pray for your friend, or whatever it might be. And it’s amazing, man, ’cause it absolutely works. I guarantee, it genuinely does work.”

AHEM, excuse me, Mr. Halford, but it genuinely does not work, because I prayed every day in the seventh grade for Sara Wolitzky to make out with me and it never happened. So, like, maybe you shouldn’t make guarantees that can’t be upheld?

All kidding aside, Halford goes on to say “I hope I don’t sound like I’m preaching,” which I think is key — so long as he doesn’t start extolling the virtues of Christ from the stage, he can do whatever he pleases as far as I’m concerned.

Still, this might make you hear Sin After Sin‘s “Let Us Prey/Call for the Priest” a little differently.

Here’s the entire Halford-Jasta conversation, if you wanna hear it with your own ears:

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