Rob Halford to Appear on 'The Simpsons'

Judas Priest frontman singing "Breaking the Law" in online piracy-related episode.

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Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford was announced to make a guest appearance in a new episode of the iconic animated series "The Simpsons." As Entertainment Weekly reports, the episode's storyline revolves around online piracy and features Halford singing the band's staple tune "Breaking the Law" to legendary Homer Simpson. According to the same source, the episode sees Bart teaching Homer how to illegally download movies online, after which he decides to start screening them in his backyard to citizens of Springfield. "Even though Homer is stealing, he's doing it for the community, he's doing it out of the goodness of his heart," executive producer Matt Selman explained. Finally, the plot is fully stirred up with the appearance of obsessed FBI anti-piracy director. Titled "Steal This Episode," the new episode is scheduled for airing in January. Apart from Halford, it will also feature guest appearances from Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen and Channing Tatum. As for the metal gods, Judas Priest have announced the completion of their new, yet-untitled studio effort. "The writing process is complete," Halford told Billboard. "[It's] hard. It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with. We know we have a reputation to maintain, and we know we have to deliver something really strong and solid. The album is going to be full of all the great things you love about Judas Priest."

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    I would be excited if the dialogue for Simpsons cameos wasn't always handled in a tragically cringe-worthy way. I'm expecting Homer to say "Woah! It's heavy metal icon Rob Halford!" followed by a ten second clip of Rob telling some travesty of a 'joke' that falls flat on it's ass. Sorry to be a wet blanket, but I can't see this being good for anything other than the novelty of seeing Halford in a cartoon.
    Yeah, and the show as a whole has been going downhill for years now, but I'd still rather see Rob on there than I would most people."As for the metal gods, Judas Priest have announced the completion of their new, yet-untitled studio effort." is far more interesting news, IMO, if several weeks old.