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Rob Halford Praises U.S. Troops

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Halford recently spoke with Stars and Stripes and offered words of encouragement for U.S. troops fighting the war on terrorism at home and abroad. Here are a few excerpts from the article:

“Right now, I have friends serving in Iraq, onboard the USS Stennis and in Guam, and the work they are doing is incredibly important, not only for America but the entire world. I fully support what they’re doing,” he said.

Halford, who cites San Diego as one of his favorite hangouts, said he became friends with many sailors and Marines from the nearby Navy bases and the sprawling Camp Pendleton.

“I’ve spent a lot of time in America and have several friends in the U.S. military all over the world,” said Halford.

GIs have always been big fans and supporters of Judas Priest and Halford’s three solo bands: Fight, Two and Halford.

“Everyone in the band supports all [the troops], and we sincerely wish them the best and a safe return home to their families,” he said.

Servicemembers in Europe and Japan will have a chance to catch the metal legends. Starting Wednesday, Judas Priest rolls through the United Kingdom for 11 shows.

From there, Priest will make stops in Holland, Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, Portugal and will wrap up the European leg on April 17 with three dates in Spain. After a short break, the band heads to Japan and will play seven shows May 8-18. Plans are under way for a North American summer tour.

Source: Stars and Stripes

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1. Slayer! ! ! ! writes:

fa**ot

# Mar 17, 2005 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. madk writes:

to slayer. Fukk off! I may not agree about invading Iraq but being a vet myself.
I appreciate ppl like halford and lemmy giving props to our young men and women
serving our armed forces throughout the world! Plus there are few folks that participate
in our site that are giving up a chunk of their lives and risking thier lives so you can
have the freedom to be on this site bagging on halford. What's his sexuallity have
to do with music and his support for the troops? I mean Korn is 50 times gayer
than priest anygoddamnway!

# Mar 18, 2005 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. slayer! ! ! ! writes:

your a fa**ot too !!!!

YEAH!!! metal rules!!!! SLAYER,DEICIDE,SUFFOCTAION !! !!!!! ! ! !

# Mar 19, 2005 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BLACKDOG writes:

He's Gay he's got the courage to put it out in the open and he's the lead singer of one of the Greatest METAL BAND'S EVER TO RECORD.So get over it Rob's not going anywheir.

# Mar 19, 2005 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. dave and bryan writes:

you all are mutha f***in retards judas priest is the ultimate ps so is king diamond

# Mar 19, 2005 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Slayer! ! ! ! ! writes:

i guess your right im sorry for the rude and stupid comment i made.....

then you all are fa**ots too ! ! !

# Mar 19, 2005 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BLACKDOG writes:

WHATEVER MAN !!!!! Now I'm sure the members of SLAYER would agree when I say GROW UP b**** !!!

# Mar 19, 2005 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. trippedoubt writes:

halford's cool, but totally mislead in this regard...

# Mar 19, 2005 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Slayer! ! ! ! writes:

SLAYER are the gretest f***ing metal band in the world !!! AAAARRRGGHHGHHHHHH !!!

go suck halfords d*** black dog im sure he'll like it!

# Mar 20, 2005 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BLACKDOG writes:

Sorry but I'm stricktly into chicks.Slayer are you a HOMOPHOBE ? You know what they say about those don't you ?

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