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Author Downing, K. K., author.

Title Heavy duty : days and nights in Judas Priest / K.K. Downing with Mark Eglinton.

Publication Info. Boston : Da Capo Press, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Biography - DKLY-12  B DOW    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  782.4216 DOW    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Biography - MPLG-6  B DOW    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  782.4216 DOW    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  782.4216 DOW    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-6  B DOWNING    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  782.421 DOWNING    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  782.42166 DOW    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Judas Priest formed in the industrial city of Birmingham, England, in 1969. 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 Comin'" 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 the complex personality conflicts, the business screw-ups, the acrimonious relationship with fellow heavy metal band Iron Maiden, as well as how Judas Priest found itself at the epicenter of a storm of parental outrage that targeted heavy metal in the '80s. He also describes his role in cementing the band's trademark black leather and studs image that would not only become synonymous with the entire genre, but would also give singer Rob Halford a viable outlet by which to express his sexuality. Lastly, he recounts the life-changing moment when he looked at his bandmates on stage during a 2009 concert and thought, "This is the last show." Whatever the topic, whoever's involved, K.K. doesn't hold back." --
Subject Downing, K. K.
Judas Priest (Musical group)
Judas Priest (Musical group) (OCoLC)fst00591178
Rock musicians -- England -- Biography.
Rock musicians. (OCoLC)fst01099238
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Eglinton, Mark.
ISBN 9780306903311 (hardcover)
0306903318 (hardcover)

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