Filthy Rebel puts hard rock on Atlanta’s gaydar
By SHANNON HAMES
Rock isn’t a genre known for having many gay musicians, but that’s not stopping Filthy Rebel. This Atlanta group made it clear that queer married hard rock and put the genre on the city’s gaydar. Filthy Rebel, led by openly gay vocalist Jeff Dean, took third place in the Georgia Voice 2017 Best of Atlanta awards. Georgia Voice sat down with Dean and guitarist Chris Nichols to chat about their upcoming EP and what it’s like to blaze a trail for LGBT rockers.
Before I called you, I was thinking about who in the hard rock community is gay. All that came to mind was Rob Halford from Judas Priest.
And Freddie Mercury. That’s pretty much it. There’s not a lot of us. CONTINUES ON PAGE 19