Judas Priest debuts new hit single "Respecting the Law" on The Simpsons

Okay, so we lied. Judas Priest did not debut its new hit single "Respecting the Law" on The Simpsons last night.

But it did rock the World's Best Animated Show with a 17-second parody of its 1980 hit single "Breaking the Law".

The episode was about Internet piracy, and Rob Halford and the boys set up on the deck of a flatbed truck to perform in front of the Swedish embassy, which was harbouring the Simpsons. They took refuge there after Homer got busted for showing pirated Hollywood movies in his backyard.

Let's take a moment to feel sorry for founding Priest guitarist K.K. Downing, who left the band in 2001 after 40 years of service, so did not get immortalized in last night's cartoon. (That's his replacement Richie Faulkner raunching out on the Flying V. You can tell by the tattoo.)

And let's take another moment to feel sorry for the writers at The Simpsons for mistakenly labeling Judas Priest "death metal", since—apart from that time when they got sued for allegedly causing a suicide with one of their songs—their music is more "life metal" than anything else.

I'm guessing the writers at The Simpsons were just trying be funny. Not that they have to try very hard to crack me up.

And if anyone out there speaks Spanish, please let me know if this older clip of Otto listening to Judas Priest's other 1980 hit single "Living After Midnight" is funny, too.

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GP
I believe Otto said something like "Bah, this new music sounds just like Judas Priest". My Spanish sucks tough, so I'm not sure.
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Robert
maybe next week they'll have on Cannibal Corpse and call them Heavy Metal
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marco
can't wait for the episode where they satirize the execution of Snowden, those kids at Fox, d'oh
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Chris
On a flatbed truck?????
They stole that from The Rolling Stones!!!

The Tour of the Americas '75 was not tied to support of any newly released material, as it began more than seven months after the release of their last studio album at the time, It's Only Rock'n Roll; therefore the compilation album Made in the Shade was released to capitalise on the tour's publicity.

The announcement of the tour became famous in itself. On May 1, reporters were gathered inside the 5th Avenue Hotel on 5th and 9th Street to attend a press conference where the Stones were scheduled to appear. But the Stones never went into the hotel. The handful of curiosity seekers standing outside the hotel - who'd heard a rumor of the press conference and who were hoping to catch a glimpse of the Stones entering the hotel - were instead treated to the sight of a flatbed truck rolling down 5th Avenue carrying the Stones, their instruments and a wall of amps. The truck stopped in front of the hotel entrance and the band played an extended version of "Brown Sugar".[1] Charlie Watts had suggested this adaptation of a promotional gimmick often used by New Orleans jazz musicians; the idea was later emulated by groups like AC/DC and U2. After the Stones finished the song, the flatbed truck rolled down 5th Avenue another block and the band jumped into limousines. They never attended the press conference.
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