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- Posted on Jan 21st 2011 10:30AM by Pat Pemberton
Fin Costello, Redferns
Members of Judas Priest show off their leather during a photo session for their 'Unleashed in the East' album. Songs from the live LP were recorded in Japan during the band's 1979 'Hell Bent for Leather Tour,' which featured the band playing more commercial heavy metal while suddenly embracing studs and leather.
While the band's leather attire would be associated with testosterone-fueled metal and biker subculture, years later lead singer Rob Halford -- who publicly pronounced his homosexuality in 1998 -- said the fashion was more influenced by gay S&M clubs.