Rob Halford On His New Book ‘Biblical’: It’s ‘A Really Cool, Funny, Interesting Book’

November 4, 2022

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford was recently a guest of SiriusXM’s ‘Ozzy’s Boneyard’ and talked about his newly released book, “Biblical: Rob Halford’s Heavy Metal Scriptures”

And yes, you are right – Halford only put out his autobiography “Confess” in 2020. He’s been busy. This time around, you’ll read about Halford’s take on the hard rock and metal history, with no-holds-barred opinions and memories, all linked by a biblical theme.

Halford says, “I had so much with ‘Confess’, and [co-writer] Ian Gittins, who’s my guy, I just sit and talk, and he does all the hard work putting it all together in the manuscript sense. So we finished ‘Confess’, and much like everything that we do in the creative sense, I already had like a little idea for this next book to make. And I said, ‘Ian, can we be blasphemous?’ He said, ‘Yes, be blasphemous.’ I said, ‘Can we take the Bible [laughs], can we take the beautiful Bible and take sections of the Bible, like Revelations and Temptations and this and that and the other, and utilize it in a way to take everyone through a story of my life in music but from a different angle, not the autobiographical sense?’ Let’s talk about what you’ve gotta do to make things happen, to make the connections, to get the record deal, to get the managers, to get the accountants, to get the lawyers, all that stuff. He did a marvelous job, amongst all of the many anecdotes that we put together for ‘Biblical’, to make what I think is a really cool, funny, interesting book full of the inside stories which you may be interested in learning about how the machine works, how the rock and roll machine works.”

Meanwhile, you may remember that Halford revealed that he battled prostate cancer during the pandemic and in July 2020, he underwent prostatectomy, an operation where the entire prostate gland is removed. Doctors found more cancer last year, so Halford went through radiation treatments in April and May 2021 and eventually got then all-clear in June 2021. He also had an appendectomy after a tumor was discovered on his appendix.

I’m almost finished reading Dave Grohl’s book. You should recommend my next rock read.


Written by Todd Hancock