JUDAS PRIEST Frontman ROB HALFORD Currently Working On Blues Album - "We're Slowly Putting Bits And Pieces Together"
September 7, 2020, a year ago
On August 17th, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford spoke with Darren Paltrowitz - host of the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast - about his new book, Confess, his positive disposition, leading a normal life when not working, plans for a blues album, and more. Check out the interview below.
On the blues album that is currently in the works
Halford: "I'll give you an exclusive: it's already begun. I've been working on this blues album with my brother and my nephew and friends that I worked with together on the Celestial album. We had such a great time, and they're so talented. And that blues thing has never left me; it's just part of rock and roll. So, it's begun. We're slowly putting bits and pieces together. There's no timeline on it. We're kicking the tires, and I've already got some bits of ideas here and there, and they sound great."
Halford's warts and all autobiography, Confess, will be released on September 29 via Hachette Books. Halford took to social media to announce that he has completed recording the audiobook edition (see below).
A description of the book follows...
Most priests take confessions. This one is giving his.
Rob Halford, front man of global iconic metal band Judas Priest, is a true 'Metal God'. Raised in Britain's hard-working heavy industrial heartland he and his music were forged in the Black Country. Confess, his full autobiography, is an unforgettable rock 'n' roll story - a journey from a Walsall council estate to musical fame via alcoholism, addiction, police cells, ill-starred sexual trysts and bleak personal tragedy, through to rehab, coming out, redemption... and finding love.
Now, he is telling his gospel truth.
Told with Halford's trademark self-deprecating, deadpan Black Country humour, Confess is the story of an extraordinary five decades in the music industry. It is also the tale of unlikely encounters with everybody from Superman to Andy Warhol, Madonna, Jack Nicholson and the Queen. More than anything else, it's a celebration of the fire and power of heavy metal.
Rob Halford has decided to Confess. Because it's good for the soul.