This November, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct Dolly Parton into its ranks, and will (sort of) induct Judas Priest, who are receiving the ‘Musical Excellence Award.’ Now, Priest frontman Rob Halford has revealed that though he is 70 years old, he still intends to photobomb Dolly Parton like a metal-loving teenager, bless him.
Speaking to Metal Crypt, Halford said (good-naturedly, of course) that he was going to get a selfie with Dolly Parton, whether she knows it or not:
“I’m going to force her to, even if she doesn’t know who I am, if she’s sitting at the table, at the Nokia Theater, or wherever it is in LA. I’ve been in that building many times, so I can imagine how it’s laid out. I’m going to see what table she is sitting at. I’m just going to run to the table and do the devil’s horns thing like this.”
The Metal God goes on to say that while some might perceive him and Dolly as being cut from very different cloth, they are in fact two sides of the same coin:
“Here’s the thing about that. I’ve said this many, many times, that when you’re in the company of your fellow musicians, we have so much in common because writing a metal song is no different to writing a country song. What I mean about that, is you start the day with nothing, and at the end of the day if your creativity’s working you could have something very special. It doesn’t matter whether Judas Priest, Dolly Parton, the Eurythmics, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, et cetera — we all live the same kind of life; the studio, on the road, and the dressing room; it’s all the same, man. It’s all the same. The music’s different but the life is the same. I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as I possibly can because I love meeting people and I love talking about music, no matter what kind of music it is. It would be an epic moment because I’ve met Lady Gaga, I’ve met Madonna. I’ve yet to meet Cher, but I also want to meet Dolly Parton.”
We love you, Rob. Keep being rad.