Original JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS Working On Autobiography
August 20, 2007
Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins is working on an autobiography which is to be titled "Dawn of the Metal Gods: My Life in Judas Priest & Heavy Metal".
Commented Atkins: "For some time now I have wanted to write my own book about my amazing life in heavy metal. Finally that dream has come true; after befriending Neil Daniels — a freelance rock writer and heavy metal fan — during the writing of his book 'The Story of Judas Priest: Defenders of the Faith' (Omnibus Press) we have come up with some great ideas together. I am going to co-author my autobiography with Neil and it will be published by Iron Pages late next year. It will be called 'Dawn of the Metal Gods: My Life In Judas Priest & Heavy Metal'. Of course there will be some great stories from my few years in PRIEST but also loads of info on the sixties music scene in Birmingham and the West Midlands. I knew bands like SLADE, TRAPEZE and THE BAND OF JOY. I saw CREAM live, befriended BUDGIE and supported ROD STEWART. Also, I was in a band called LION in the late '70s and we supported the SEX PISTOLS and the STRANGLERS. I also have a solo career and have released five albums so far; my new CD is called 'Demon Deceiver'. It should make for an exciting read. There’ll also be loads of photos from the early years of JUDAS PRIEST and pictures of ticket stubs, posters, memorabilia, etc. Look out for it on the book shelves and for sale on the Internet during the second half of 2008!"
Watch video footage of Al Atkins performing the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Victim of Changes" with his new band THE HOLY RAGE:
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