I ran across the “Gays in Metal” article from the current issue of Decibel magazine (thanks to Jockohomo) and found it to be interesting, weirdly glam-less and full of strangely contrasting little nuggets:
“The political climate and the war are big focal points in hardcore [metal] right now, as opposed to a bunch of ‘I’ll break your face, you fucking coward liar motherfucker’ songs.” says former Botch bassist Brian Cook.
“Another issue I have with metal is that long hair looks really awful on guys,” says Cook. “I definitely prefer the straightedge, shaved-head jock types. Then again, I do like the fat-dude-with-a-big-beard-and-tattoos look too. Kerry King is totally hot.”
Decibel quote-checks that girl from 1986’s Heavy Metal Parking Lot who says she’d “Jump his bones” if she was in Rob Halford’s presence (her Baltimore accent pronouncing bones, ‘bewns’) before a long interview with Halford; “I think everyone knew that I was not going to go out there and start every performance with ‘Hi, I’m Rob Halford the metal god, and I’m a gay man’,” he says.
Here’s a link to the “Gays In Metal” article. More articles on headbangers with balls who like other headbanger’s balls can be found here, here and here (and rebuttal here). Gays In Metal (dead?) Yahoo group here. Jim says that this Billy Squire video is one of the gayest things ever - he’s right!