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Old 01-28-2018, 09:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation K.K. releasing his memoir this September!

Has anyone heard of this yet??
Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest

by K.K. Downing, Mark Eglinton (With)

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Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest by K.K. Downing

Memoir by the cofounder and former lead guitarist of heavy metal giants Judas Priest

Judas Priest formed in the industrial city of Birmingham, England, in 1968. With its distinctive twin-guitar sound, studs-and-leather image, and international sales of over 50 million records, Judas Priest became the archetypal heavy metal band in the 1980s. Iconic tracks like "Breaking the Law," "Living after Midnight," and "You've Got Another Thing Coming" helped the band achieve extraordinary success, but no one from the band has stepped out to tell their or the band's story until now.


As the band approaches its golden anniversary, fans will at last be able to delve backstage into the decades of shocking, hilarious, and haunting stories that surround the heavy metal institution. In Heavy Duty guitarist K.K. Downing discusses frontman Rob Halford's hidden sexuality, the personality conflicts, the business screw-ups, the acrimonious relationship with fellow heavy metal band Iron Maiden, and how Judas Priest was at ground zero for the parental outrage targeting heavy metal in the '80s.


Lastly, he reveals the life-changing moment when he looked at his bandmates on stage during a 2010 concert and thought, "This is the last show." Whatever the topic, whoever's involved, K.K. doesn't hold back.
With the band at the beginning through his retirement in 2010 (and even still as a member of the band's board of directors), Downing has seen it all and is now finally at a place in his life where he can also let it all go. Even if you're a lifelong fan, if you think you know the full story of Judas Priest, well, you've got another thing coming.
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:00 PM   #2
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This might be a very interesting read, especially given that Dave Holland's own "tell-all" autobiography never seemed to have gotten off the ground. I'm sure there's quite a bit of stuff from the 70s and 80s that hasn't been told to the media before.

Kind of odd, though, that KK decided to borrow the name from Priest's only official biography which was published in the 80s...
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:46 PM   #3
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This might be a very interesting read, especially given that Dave Holland's own "tell-all" autobiography never seemed to have gotten off the ground. I'm sure there's quite a bit of stuff from the 70s and 80s that hasn't been told to the media before.

Kind of odd, though, that KK decided to borrow the name from Priest's only official biography which was published in the 80s...
The title might be subject to change, or just a wet dream nod to long time fans?

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Old 02-08-2018, 12:06 PM   #4
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This will be a let down.

Reason: KK is linked to the band as he sits on the board of directors. NO WAY he is going to risk cashflow $$$$$ by dirty laundry in print. He needs the $$$$$ due to the golf course situation.
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