MetalUnderground.com posted an article earlier today about a comment Gerard made in a recent Spinner interview. It seems that a comment he made on the British metal band “Judas Priest” has been slightly misinterpreted and seen as offensive by some metal fans.
“Judas Priest is considered metal, but it’s great rock n roll. (New MCR songs have) nothing to do with that era of metal, the hair rock, but then having everything to do with like the birth of power-anthem metal.”
Many metal fans are slamming Way, claiming that he is attacking Judas Priest and that he believes My Chemical Romance are metal. However, a quick glance at the Spinner.com interview reveals that Judas Priest are in fact one of the many influences of the new MCR album.
“That difference can be heard in the opening of the rocking partier ‘Death Before Disco,’ which features a vibe similar to Judas Priest’s ‘Living After Midnight.’ “That’s my favorite Priest song,” Way says, admitting there is some ’80s flavor on the disc. He credits ‘Trans-Am’ for freeing those influences up.”
It’s seems to be a lot of fuss over nothing. It would appear that most Priest fans haven’t actually read the full Spinner.com interview. I’m guessing this whole thing will blow over very quickly.