The endless controversy between Mastodon‘s Brent Hinds and Judas Priest seems to have no end. Hinds is having trouble to understand that as a public person his opinions matter and, even yet, make fuzz, sometimes undesired. In an interview to The Jasta Show he spoke about it:
“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 sh*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 are 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…”
To get you all acquainted on this controversy here’s what Brent said in 2017 about Judas Priest:
“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?”
How about ‘Painkiller’?
“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.”