Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, a.k.a. “The Metal God,” has lived an incredible life — from fronting one of the biggest heavy-metal bands in the world, to splitting with the group and spearheading multiple new projects, to coming out as gay in the Nineties, to rejoining Priest and taking them to even greater heights. The powerhouse vocalist will tell all in his forthcoming autobiography, Confess, which was just announced for a on September 29th release date via Hachette Books. You can pre-order it now via Amazon. The book — which was written with Ian Gittins, co-writer of The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx — promises to deliver “a compelling, heartfelt and honest look at the struggles Rob 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,” Halford commented of the book. “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.'”
Headline Publishing’s publishing director Sarah Emsley, who acquired world rights from Dave Daniel at CSA for Confess, added, “I have a real passion for warts-and-all, career-spanning autobiographies from icons of the music world and Rob Halford’s story is truly incredible. Covering seven action-packed decades, the early material from Confess is stunning. We cannot wait to publish Rob’s book around the globe next year.”
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Judas Priest, a milestone the band was set to celebrate with a world tour. Sadly, that has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social-distancing restrictions.