In a recent interview with CBS SF, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked if he would prefer to see a movie like QUEEN's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and MÖTLEY CRÜE's recently released Netflix biopic "The Dirt" that portrays his story and the story of the band with actors, or if he would rather see a documentary about PRIEST.
"Well, there's been loads of unauthorized documentaries floating around for a while, but not to the level of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'," Halford said. "I haven't seen 'The Dirt' yet, but I will watch it. I love CRÜE. They're good friends of mine. So I don't know. PRIEST has had a very interesting life. We're one of the longest-surviving working heavy metal bands, and a lot of our life story has been documented, but a lot of it hasn't.
"I think you have to have a strong storyline to really push; otherwise, it kind of falls flat in today's sensationalist TMZ world," he continued. "You've got to have some stuff going on there. For us in PRIEST, that's difficult, because we've always tried to keep the privacy of what happens offstage in its correct place. But having said that, there's no doubt the story that we've told musically, the way we came from where we came from and our place in this style of music called heavy metal, there's a lot to focus on there that would be really interesting.
"Every band is made up of different characters. I think that's the attraction of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which I thoroughly enjoyed. Although, being a QUEEN fan, I know everything about that band, so I didn't see much that I didn't already know. But I thought that Rami [Malek] was brilliant, and so were all the other actors. I think it was a superb effort.
"But as far as PRIEST, who knows? We'll have to wait and see."
Earlier this year, the JUDAS PRIEST singer confirmed that he was finally working on an autobiography, after having previously insisted he would never do so because of privacy concerns.
Original JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing released his autobiography, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", last September via Da Capo Press.
JUDAS PRIEST is currently touring the United States with fellow classic heavy rockers URIAH HEEP. The 32-date trek kicked off on May 3 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and will wrap on June 29 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.