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Publisher's Summary

The legendary frontman of Judas Priest, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, celebrates five decades of heavy metal in this tell-all memoir.

Most priests hear confessions. This one is making 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-fated 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 humor, 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Rob Halford (P)2020 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"For nearly half a century, Halford has been the voice of Judas Priest, screaming for vengeance against nonbelievers." (Rolling Stone)

"Rob Halford led Judas Priest, and heavy metal itself, out of the Midlands and into the bigtime." (The Guardian

"Confess is a must-read for Judas Priest fans as it is written from a place of honesty and passion while done with integrity....a page-turner." (Sonic Perspectives) 

"Essential reading for any fan of hard rock." (Jewish Journal

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Sex, Drugs, and Metal, but unlike the others.

I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Rob's bathroom stories are hilarious! I laughed a many times during this audible. He also narrates it himself. Get it!

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Metal God!

Metal God! 🤟 Metal God! 🤟 Metal God! 🤟 Metal God! 🤟 Metal God! 🤟 Metal God! 🤟 Metal God! 🤟 Metal God! 🤟 Metal God! 🤟 Metal God! 🤟 Halford Judas Priest Rules

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loved it

I especially love the fact that Rob Halford himself narrated the book. top notch and almost 12 hours long.

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Finally a refreshing bio from a Rock God!

Almost like a Shakespearean tragedy, Rob Halford's memoir is a reflection of a rockstar trapped in the closet and a victim of his own success. Instead of the usual boring tales of sex with countless groupies and drunken run ins with police in an Italian exotic sports car, Halford's story is one of decades of personal frustration, abuse, and the black hole that can come from success. I've always been a huge fan of Priest and some of Halford's solo work, having gone through my own share of tradgeies and used his music as a support to get me through. That said, learning how how he poured his pain, tears and guts into crafting that music, makes it all the more special to me. Though, and I'm not remotely homophobic, I may stop belting out classics like Jawbreaker while driving in my car, having learned it's true meaning. Or maybe I will, I can't help myself. I highly recommend this book, read by HRH Metal God himself, if you are looking for an honest and refreshing take on behind the scenes lives of rock and roll. He has touched so many lives with his music, and is the unofficial rock spokesman for gay rights, even if he never wants to be too political. Enjoy, I couldn't put it down until I was finished, and neither will you!

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MEATLGOD!!!!

loved it great book a real story binged it love 💘 you rob!!!! I want to confesz

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The Metal God rules

Rob's honest story is inspiring and glad he is happy A must for all Priest and metal fans \m/

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wow amazing story!

I have always liked Jesus priest since I was about 14 years old my dad gave me screaming for vengeance and when I would see them on TV I always thought the lead singer was the most interesting and it turns out that he really is!

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  • 2020-10-15

Fell short but worth a read

A huge fan, so even though it fell short several ways, it was still enjoyable. I was dissapointed that Halford did not get detailed on his journey as a vocalist or lyricist, as he is amazing at both and some details as to his process and inspirations would've been greatly. He's also an avid reader and motorcyclist and didn't espouse on these either. Instead, this was largely an account of his relationships and longing to be loved, as well as his time with Priest.

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  • Deidre
  • 2020-10-15

Earnest, Hilarious, and Brave

This is a stunning autobiography and Rob reads it perfectly. I can't recommend it highly enough. I hope he lives another 70 years so that we'll get a part 2. I find myself tremendously thankful that we still have him today. I have to admit, as it ends, I'm a little teary-eyed, but in the best of ways. This book has inspired me with drive and optimism in the same way that their songs do. Thank you, Rob and priest. Metal Blessings.

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  • Paul Roy
  • 2020-10-13

Story of the Metal God

What a great book and a great story this is a great companion to K K Downings book, a complete history of Judas Priest.

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  • jennifer moore
  • 2020-10-26

Wow

I Have been a Judas Priest fan since I was 10 years .Rob Halford is my all time favorite singer He has let it all out in this book and I'm glad he did .He is a great story teller.

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  • Julio V.
  • 2020-10-17

Even a metal god can be human.

Never would have imagined all this happening to him. I loved his narration. Definitely gonna give it a second listen. 🤘🏼😝🤘🏼

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  • Jim
  • 2020-10-14

The Metal God confesses

Rob Halford does a great job sharing the story of his life. He details the rise of Judas Priest while also being very frank about his personal life and the struggles he faced as a closeted gay man fronting a band whose fan base was not perceived to be accepting of gay culture. It is good that Rob’s worries we’re all for naught and that he has found peace, happiness, and love and was able to share his story. Quite a good read (listen)!

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  • David
  • 2020-11-21

THE Metal God!

Mr. Halford's book is a must listen for any metal maniac! I've listened to other metal icon books and finished them feel like it was nothing more than a drug enduced egotistical rant, this book is nothing like that. Thoroughly enjoyed hearing about one of the biggest metal icon's life. I have listened to Priest for over 40 years and will continue to support the Metal God and his band to the end! \m/

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-20

A great read for any true Judas Priest fan!

I highly recommend this book. Rob Halford is a great storyteller and I enjoyed every minute.

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  • andrew dantoni
  • 2020-11-20

Great job by Halford!

Well written & told by THE metal god himself!!! Fuckin lovely Long live Judas Priest! Long live heavy metal!

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  • D_Root
  • 2020-11-15

Incredible book!

Amazingly well written! One of the best books I have ever read and listened to.