Friday, November 1, 2019

Judas Priest: Rob Halford reveals memoir release plans

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has revealed plans to publish his memoir, “Confess”, in 2020.

Written by the rocker with Ian Gittins – co-writer of the New York Times bestseller “The Heroin Diaries” by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue – the project will arrive in stores on October 20, 2020.

Known as “The Metal God” by his devoted, global fan base, Halford has always subverted the norm, and “Confess” will offer readers a compelling and honest look at the struggles he has faced with addiction and his sexuality as well as exploring his music and his many brushes with controversy.

“‘Confess‘ is a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to expose every facet of myself,” says Halford. “Digging deep with nothing to hide and nothing to fear was in many ways exciting, fun, disturbing, terrifying and cathartic. I’ve held nothing back. It’s time for me to Confess…”

There have been few vocalists in the history of heavy metal whose singing style has been as influential and instantly recognizable as Halford’s.

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Judas Priest — and described by Halford himself as “exciting, fun, disturbing, and terrifying” — “Confess” will celebrate five decades of rock by the veteran British band.

Last month, Judas Priest snagged their second nomination for entry into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, with 2020 inductees to be announced in December.

Halford is currently promoting his recently-released Christmas album, “Celestial.”
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