Were Major Media Outlets Including Huffington Post Fooled By Halford/Lady Gaga Prank?

An Alleged Photograph Of Rob Halford From The Interview With The Huffington Post

An Alleged Photograph Of Rob Halford From The Interview With The Huffington Post

A Tyranny of Tradition prank might have claimed yet another series of new victims. Back on April 28th 2014, this website ran an article claiming that the new Judas Priest album, scheduled to come later this year, was a hoax. The album, of course, came out in July. Tyranny simply meant to write satire to confuse and amuse the metal loving masses.

However, this time, things might have gotten out of control.

In a recent interview with The Huffington Post Canada, Rob Halford discussed a possible duet with pop star Lady Gaga. While Halford’s love of Lady Gaga has been known for over four years, there is an eerie similarity between the Tyranny article and the Huffington Post interview conducted days earlier.

In the final paragraph of the Huffington Post article, Halford is quoted as saying, “I’ve been a huge fan of Gaga since she first burst on the scene. I just love everything that lady represents. First and foremost, her voice is extraordinary. I love her voice. She’s an accomplished musician, she plays piano really well, she’s just a great songwriter. And she’s a beacon of hope for a lot of people in the world.”

In the final paragraph of the Tyranny of Tradition article back in April, Halford is falsely quoted as saying “I’ve been her since she first burst on the scene. I just love everything that lady stands for. First and foremost, her voice is extraordinary. She’s an accomplished musician. She plays piano, oboe, zither and tambourine really well. She’s just a great songwriter. And she’s a beacon of hope for a lot of people in the world.”

The interview with Halford has been picked up by many major media sites including The CNN of Heavy Metal Blabbermouth.com. Tyranny of Tradition writer Keith Spillett has not been able to be reached for comment.

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  1. #1 by Fried Chicken And Metal on June 30, 2014 - 1:00 PM

    and now you know… the rest…of the story.

  2. #2 by goldfish on June 30, 2014 - 2:49 PM

    Awesome! I love lazy journalism! Facts are for sissies.

    • #3 by Keith Spillett on June 30, 2014 - 2:57 PM

      “Facts are simply lies that we have agreed upon” -God

      • #4 by Happy Metal Guy on July 8, 2014 - 1:45 AM

        Wow, God is a nihilist? Awesome! I have something in common with God.

  3. #5 by Dave on July 1, 2014 - 6:58 AM

    Priceless.

  4. #6 by Every Record Tells A Story on July 7, 2014 - 5:11 PM

    I think Tranny if Tradition is a beacon of hope for a lot of people in this world…..

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