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Rob Halford is the legendary frontman of Judas Priest, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time.

Known as ‘The Metal God’ by his devoted, global fan base, Rob 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.

There have been few vocalists in the history of heavy metal whose singing style has been as influential and instantly recognizable as Halford’s. Confess, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Judas Priest – and described by Halford himself as ‘exciting, fun, disturbing and terrifying’ – will celebrate five decades of the guts and glory of rock-n-roll.

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Reviews

Rob Halford has written one of the most candid and surprising memoirs of the year. . . Confess is a riproaring tale, a funny, often shocking and genuinely emotional story
The Telegraph
The Metal God shares stories from a life like no other, spending over 50 years in the heavy metal bubble, facing adversity head-on but always with a wry smile and horns held firmly aloft
Kerrang
Raw and searingly moving, Confess will delight metal heads and music fans alike
GQ
A unique and deeply revealing insight into the extraordinary life he has led
Metal Talk
funny, forthright and unexpectedly poignant
NME
Captivating... Even for those who give metal a wide berth, his tale is fascinating
Irish Independent
A rock confessional with a difference... deeply, deeply moving... Confess does not always make for easy reading. There is a real sadness to parts of it but Rob Halford's warmth and humanity shine through. Absolutely one of the best rock biogs in ages.
Darren's Music Blog
It's a compelling story, well told, and should become a school set text to counter homophobia and promote inclusion
RECORD COLLECTOR
Halford's dry black country wit is the perfect complement to his eye-popping candour
Mojo Magazine
The most hotly anticipated hard-rock autobiography of the year. . . gossipy, good-natured and hilarious. . . it's also gloriously and relentlessly filthy
Attitude Magazine
Rock 'n' roll page-turner. . . riotous and revealing
Classic Rock Magazine
There are in this memoir the usual triumphs, tragedies and tales of misadventure. . . but the real appeal is in Halford's self-deprecating demeanour and dry, Black Country wit.
The Times - Best Music Books of 2020