MASTODON GUITARIST SAYS JUDAS PRIEST IS NOT A HEAVY METAL BAND, BUT A CLASSIC ROCK BAND

Mastodon guitarist and singer, Brent Hinds, spoke in an interview with The Jasta Show and claimed that Judas Priest is not metal band.

He said that “Judas Priest is more of a classic rock band.” Here’s the statement:“Oh my god, I’m the worst at interviews. Most of the time I have to call the journalists and beg them to let me do another interview.

Man, I try my hardest not do them wrong. I try to avoid them like the plague, honestly. But I do them from time to time, especially for good friends around Christmas time. That’s the problem right there with interviews – they’re taking my s–t out of context a lot.

I don’t think… I wasn’t meaning any harm by it. I was just stating my opinion, man, of it. For me, my opinion is that Judas Priest is more of a classic rock band.

*starts singing, You’ve Got Another Thing Comin*, “You know, these songs are like a couple of chords chunked together. More of a classic rock…”

Back in March 2017, he talked with The Jasta Show and said:

“Judas Priest is not metal, people, it’s rock ‘n’ motherf–kin’ roll! Who in their right mind that has a brain in their head thinks that Judas Priest sounds like a metal band?”

On Judas Priest’s popular song Painkiller, he said:

“To me, that’s just hard rock ‘n’ roll. I’m not buying into that. I heard all Judas Priest songs, I went on tour with them, I know them all personally, they’re amazing people.

They truly think they’re metal gods, like Rob Halford’s like, ‘I’m a metal god.’ That’s weird to say, but whatever. [Chuckles] Like, just don’t say it, it just makes you sound weird when you say it.”

additional source: metaldevastationradio.com

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  • shannon mehaffey on

    I’ve seen Mastadon, I’ve heard their albums, and of course, Rolling Stone loves ’em; they’re the most important metal band in history over there…and I can’t remember one lick of their music….wait….nope…nothing, nada, zilcherino….a giant blank…*which takes us to a whole other category: the nothing IS something.. * Nothing IS a noun…Thus, nothing is not nothing. You also get nothing from nothing, which is something even though it’s nothing.


    • Doug R. on

      Shannon, have you been drinking again? 😉


  • shannon mehaffey on

    Topic, I should’ve said…topic…and here’s another topic: the notion of deathless death….death never dies…My tombstone is gonna say, “I knew this would happen.” The earth will die, the sun will even die….the music will probably die one day….death never dies though…death lives on…but how can death live?


    • Doug R. on

      You have been drinking! 🙂


    • shannon mehaffey on

      Doug, if I was drinking I would be talking about singing When Death Calls to somebody…lol…this here is sober.


    • shannon mehaffey on

      You know, Doug, if none of this means anything, if life is pointless…then life being pointless also is pointless and doesn’t mean anything.


    • Doug R. on

      De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da, that’s all I want to say to you! 😉


    • shannon mehaffey on

      You know, I bet Ed gets this stuff.


  • Michael Monet on

    NOW FACING ONE ANOTHER
    THE STAND OFF EATS AT TIME
    THEN ALL AT ONCE A SILENCE FALLS
    AS THE BELL CEASES ITS CHIME….
    What a maroon, who the hell cares what that idiot said? Everyone now thinks that everything is subjective. What next? SIN AFTER SIN is classic rock, RAM IT DOWN is heavy metal and TURBO is glam rock. This is the band that turned a Joan Baez song and a FLEETWOOD MAC song into bad ass metal anthems. JUDAS PRIEST has over 100 good songs. They have more individual good songs than LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH. JUDAS PRIEST took chances and each album sounded differently , unlike METALLICA, AC/DC and IRON MAIDEN. I love JUDAS PRIEST. JUDAS PRIEST is the best classic rock band ever. JUDAS PRIEST is the best metal band ever. JUDAS PRIEST is better than the NY YANKEES. JUDAS PRIEST is better than the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS. JUDAS PRIEST is better than prime rib. JUDAS PRIEST is better than Sam Adams. JUDAS PRIEST is better than Stephen Hawking. JUDAS PRIEST is better than THE GODFATHER. JUDAS PRIEST is better than Shannon Mehaffey. JUDAS PRIEST is better than St. Patrick’s day. JUDAS PRIEST is better than Eddie Murphy. JUDAS PRIEST is better than BREAKING BAD. JUDAS PRIEST is better than going to the beach. JUDAS PRIEST is better than Paul Stanley rapping.


    • Brian B on

      Agree with all except Paul Stanley rapping….


    • shannon mehaffey on

      Is Judas Priest better than Billy Joel’s “Pressure?” as good? Is Judas Priest better than 1982’s year in music? (think about this…”Pressure” was the single, that is crazy good for music). Is Judas Priest better than Van Halen 1? as good? not quite as good? (not sure about this one). Priest took all the best elements of classic rock, added some nice progressive rock seasoning, and then up ratcheted the intensity to 9.992 (ten would’ve caused it to lose its musicality) to create probably the best formula I’ve ever heard. They could write as good as Kiss and play as good as Deep Purple…and they had this relatability that only comes from extensive touring. That sure as hell will never happen again. This Mastadon fella seems pretty insecure with himself to have to puff himself up like that. Ok, sure, Brent Hinds, Mastadon is metal…here’s some alfalfa sprouts.


    • Doug R. on

      I don’t agree with the prime rib!


    • Doug R. on

      I love “Pressure!” But is JP better than Billy Joel? Or The Police? Hmm…


    • shannon mehaffey on

      Dodging the Van Halen 1? that’s the stickler.


    • Doug R. on

      I love JP as much as anybody, but they’re not better than VH1! (The band, of course, not that useless network!) I’m still stuck on the JP/prime rib debate! 😉 LOL!!!


  • Harold Taint on

    Umm….What the hell is he talking about?


    • Doug R. on

      Hu knows


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