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K.K. DOWNING Unveils Autobiography Cover For US Edition Of Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 1:31 PM


Coming Out September 18th Via Da Capo Press

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has checked in with the following announcement:

"I’m proud to finally show you all the cover art for the U.S edition of my forthcoming autobiography. I’ve put my heart and soul into this book to give you, the fans, an honest account of my life in and out of JUDAS PRIEST."

Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest, which is due for release via Da Capo Press on September 18th, can be pre-ordered now right HERE.

The book synopsis:

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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