Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will publish his autobiography, titled Confess, on September 29th. The book will span Halford’s entire life and career, including his decision to publicly come out as gay in 1998, his struggles with addiction, and his reasons for quitting Judas Priest in 1992 and then rejoining the band in 2003.
In a press release, he called the book "a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to expose every facet of myself. 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.’”
Halford has always called himself a private person, telling us a while back that he becomes a different person — the "Metal God" — when he hits the stage: ["Something happens — I don't know what it is. It's kind of intangible. It's probably best left unanalyzed, because it might be (laughs) too scary to find out what the hell's going on. I know that something takes over — that's just the full extent of the passion that I have for my music, and the fact that to some extent, it's always been my therapy."] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . been my therapy)
Halford confirmed last year that he was working on an autobiography, after previously insisting he would never write one because of privacy concerns.
Judas Priest's last studio album, 2018's Firepower, was released to great acclaim from fans and critics. A 50th anniversary tour scheduled for this year has been postponed, however, due to the pandemic. The band has started working on music for its 19th studio effort.
Rob Halford Says He Undergoes A Change When He Hits The Stage :