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aloof
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:19 pm 
 

what it says on the title. click at your own risk...



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sorries but thats pathetic.
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DoomMetalAlchemist
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:09 pm 
 

Back in the day, THIS is what selling out was, rather than changing your music style to be more commercially palatable. I mean the latter definitely happened, but it's not what made fans cry "sellout!"

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doomicus
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:57 pm 
 

Rob Halford rules. I dig it. As far as I am concerned Halford cannot "sell out" at this point. Dude has earned the right to have fun and do whatever.
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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:09 pm 
 

doomicus wrote:
Rob Halford rules. I dig it. As far as I am concerned Halford cannot "sell out" at this point. Dude has earned the right to have fun and do whatever.

Yeah, same thoughts. Halford is one of the greats and at this point and he's earned his free pass to do whatever the hell he wants.
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Wahn_nhaW
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:29 am 
 

JP did commercials as far back as Turbo.
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Inkshooter
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:32 am 
 

DoomMetalAlchemist wrote:
Back in the day, THIS is what selling out was, rather than changing your music style to be more commercially palatable. I mean the latter definitely happened, but it's not what made fans cry "sellout!"


Younger generations just care less about the concept of selling out in general. Being millennials, we're used to the economy being so dire that there's really nothing to say except "I respect the hustle, get paid."
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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:49 am 
 

At least it's not as cringe inducing as Chris Barnes' commercial for Park Auto Mall. But it's up there.

But hey, with music not being as profitable as it used to, I don't blame him for milking it for all its worth.
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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:31 am 
 

Halford is just cool. Can't blame him. Just like Lemmy advertising milk around here in his old days. Younger people are probably wondering who the hell they are.

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draconiondevil
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:48 am 
 

Halford is beyond selling out. The dude's 70 years old and a metal legend so he can do what he wants. I for one thought the commercial was kinda funny though definitely really cringey as well. He looks like he's having fun with it at least.

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Everflowingstream
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:01 am 
 

When you put a claim in they play the chorus to the following song over the phone to you before hanging up.


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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:10 am 
 

Honestly I just want a Judas Priest-themed insurance company
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Gunslinger21
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:46 am 
 

The whole concept of "selling out" is such bullshit in my opinion. Everyone needs to make a living, even rockstars. That being said, the only people that I would see it strange to "sell out" would be someone like Varg Vikernes, like, if he started doing infomercials or something. Considering he made it his life's work to promote traditional European values and lifestyle instead of modern progress and hedonism.

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Terri23
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:46 am 
 

Zerberus wrote:
Honestly I just want a Judas Priest-themed insurance company


Turbo motor insurance. For when you're Heading Out to the Highway.
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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:43 am 
 

I remember that car commercial with Falconer but it wasn't actually Falconer, just some stand in band members "playing" Falconer's song.
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CoconutBackwards
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:48 am 
 

Inkshooter wrote:
DoomMetalAlchemist wrote:
Back in the day, THIS is what selling out was, rather than changing your music style to be more commercially palatable. I mean the latter definitely happened, but it's not what made fans cry "sellout!"


Younger generations just care less about the concept of selling out in general. Being millennials, we're used to the economy being so dire that there's really nothing to say except "I respect the hustle, get paid."


I'm fine with Halford doing this, because he's a legend, but fuck the "I respect the hustle, get paid" garbage.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:55 am 
 

ChildClownOutlet wrote:
I remember that car commercial with Falconer but it wasn't actually Falconer, just some stand in band members "playing" Falconer's song.


Falconer had a song in a car commercial????

wtf???
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King_of_Arnor
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:11 am 
 

CoconutBackwards wrote:
ChildClownOutlet wrote:
I remember that car commercial with Falconer but it wasn't actually Falconer, just some stand in band members "playing" Falconer's song.


Falconer had a song in a car commercial????

wtf???


Found it (skip to 1:17):

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CoconutBackwards
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:13 pm 
 

Haha!

I wonder why a fake band is in the background playing the song?

Regardless, it's pretty shocking for me to see them in a car commercial.

I guarantee I've never met anyone in real life who has any idea who they are.
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collingwood77
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:59 pm 
 

Terri23 wrote:
Zerberus wrote:
Honestly I just want a Judas Priest-themed insurance company


Turbo motor insurance. For when you're Heading Out to the Highway.


The head office is in a converted church on Walsall high street. The next commercial will say: Look for the cathedral spires!

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oldmetalhead
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:39 pm 
 

I'm surprised all Rob got was a local insurance commercial. Europe and Ratt both did Geico ads that were national.

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yungstirjoey666
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:50 pm 
 

Terri23 wrote:
Zerberus wrote:
Honestly I just want a Judas Priest-themed insurance company


Turbo motor insurance. For when you're Heading Out to the Highway.

Heck, while we're at it, let's have a Judas Priest-themed drug store. They'll make really good painkillers in case if you're spent too long out in the cold.

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oldmetalhead
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:59 pm 
 

Obvious ad for a law firm and one of their most recognized songs....could make for an entertaining commercial.

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Inkshooter
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:56 pm 
 

Does anyone remember when Halford showed up on American Idol? There were a few people on here that were pissed, it was funny.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:05 pm 
 

I did not know, and now I don't wanna remember...



and while looking for it I also found sthg far, far worse...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:07 am 
 

Oh my, yes Rob will do anything to stay relevant, that's ok, he's earned it.

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FLIPPITYFLOOP
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:13 am 
 

Honestly it's pretty funny! Something about that couple having legit conversations about insurance while he's just grooving on his own in their living room makes me laugh. Halford's great; it's impossible for him to sell out at this point. Let him do what he wants!

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mirons
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:55 am 
 

This thread needs this classic:
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As a side note, I can't believe any people were shocked when came out ten years later.



Also remembered about this one with Hammerfall, which is actually pretty cool:

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IIRC they also had a couple videos that were basically ads, for some contact lens manufacturer or something like that.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:54 am 
 

that hammerfall one is super cheesy but it put a genuine smile on my face. and i don't even like the band! :)

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10 years ago Londonese black metallers scored a Toshiba advert:
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The_Grindcrusher
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:00 am 
 

Eh, selling out? Maybe, but I honestly don't really give a shit. Man's gotta get paid somehow, and him being in an insurance commercial isn't going to ruin my enjoyment of Judas Priest.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:22 pm 
 

I don't think that a man who's got nothing to prove and who's had a long, excessively succesful career can do anything that I'd consider "selling out". He could duet with Billy EIlish, Kanye or the Wiggles and he'd still be Rob fucking Halford.

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LongHairIsSoFuckingCool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:47 am 
 

If you wanna talk about selling out, GWAR would be a stronger example. They've been doing it for decades.

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CannibalCorpse
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:51 am 
 

Meanwhile Judas Priest had to cancel their tour due to Richie Faulkner having "major heart issues":

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/richie-faulkner-heart-judas-priest-postpone-tour

All the best to him...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:45 am 
 

CannibalCorpse wrote:
Meanwhile Judas Priest had to cancel their tour due to Richie Faulkner having "major heart issues":

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/richie-faulkner-heart-judas-priest-postpone-tour

All the best to him...


Damn, that sucks. Best wishes to him.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:11 pm 
 

LongHairIsSoFuckingCool wrote:
If you wanna talk about selling out, GWAR would be a stronger example. They've been doing it for decades.


how?
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LongHairIsSoFuckingCool
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:56 am 
 

aloof wrote:
LongHairIsSoFuckingCool wrote:
If you wanna talk about selling out, GWAR would be a stronger example. They've been doing it for decades.


how?

They were on Beavis and Butthead for fucks sake. They did commercials for video game retailers.

It's funny, I once watched this video called "10 reasons to be a GWAR fan" and I found it funny how the youtuber running the channel was trying to convince me how cool they are because of how much stuff like that.


Notice how "the music" is only on the 10th part of this guy's list instead of the 1st?

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aloof
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:35 pm 
 

nah, lots of bands were on B&BH... and a band who dress up like alien sex organs can't really sell out, unless they write a song for a politician or so...

making cheesy and entirely irrelevant ads for home insurance on the other hand quite bugs me... :/
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:55 pm 
 

I don't think you can sell out when you're already the 4th biggest metal band ever.
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aloof
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:43 pm 
 

if the 1st biggest can, why can't the 4th?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:24 pm 
 

Faulkner appears to have had a heart attack and was close to death (see his sister’s comment on the JP facebook page). That is terrible news. Be a long way back for him and JP if that is what has happened.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:39 pm 
 

That's pretty scary. Glad to hear the falcon is on the mend.
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