The late Freddie Mercury and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.both famously sported the leather biker look. But commenting on the look in the new book, Long Live Queen: Rock Royalty Discuss Freddie, Brian, John & Roger, former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing says Halford pulled off the look better than Mercury.
"I think the difference was it became Rob's ultimate and permanent image. Whereas Freddie did it for a bit of fun, I think. But [it is] a fun question — I like that a lot. Definitely Rob looked like the epitome — as I hope we all did, together, when we all eventually got into the leather gear — of an archetypal heavy metal band."
And of course Halford took it up a notch by riding a chopper onto stage each night.