Topics List Inbox Friends Search Admin Information  
 You are not logged in.   
Username: Password: Register

Al Atkins Autobiography
 This Topic was created by [Mr. Dave Genocide] Messages per page: [20] 50 100 
Message display order: [Newest first] Oldest first 
Go to Parent Topic

Your thoughts . . .

You do not have enough Respect Points to post in this topic.

[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Monday, June 16, 2008 4:17:25 PM 
LMAO Give me a Break!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Soylent.....  LMAO
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by soylentgreen4u from Monday, June 16, 2008 4:13:34 PM)
[Soylentgreen4u] Monday, June 16, 2008 4:13:34 PM 
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Monday, June 16, 2008 3:42:54 PM 
LOL @ Kit Kat... right On!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by kit kat from Monday, June 16, 2008 2:56:16 PM)
[156555464] Monday, June 16, 2008 2:56:16 PM 
I think he is funny.  Was he in Judas Priest long enough to write an autobiography? Don't think so. Like I said he's just trying to make money.  He said that he didn't think that the band was gonna go anywhere. He probably kicking himself in the ass for leaving.  I am glad he did,,,,Rob is a much better singer.  Rob vocals is what makes Judas Priest.  To Al Atkins,, go jump in a lake!!
[Soylentgreen4u] Monday, June 16, 2008 11:53:11 AM 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Justin Kenny from Monday, June 16, 2008 11:13:20 AM)
[Justin Kenny] Monday, June 16, 2008 11:13:20 AM 
After reading the initial post,  for starters, I'm sure some fans will (at the very least) look into this book...but I have a problem that I found that I might construe as a flaw...from which, if anyone can substantiate, I'll relent:

....among the notes listed,  it's cited that Priest opened up for bands like Budgie and Black Sabbath...     Umm....when was this?      Are there any Priest professors out there that might have insight to when exactly this was PRIOR to Priest's co-headlining stint with the original Sabs at OZZFEST '04?     'Cuz near as I can figure...that was the 1st and only time Priest and Sabbath shared a stage together...thereby making it such a momentous event!

I've even scanned Maddrakkett's  "JP INFO PAGES"  site, and can't readily recall ever stumbling across anything about Priest and Sabbath sharing a trek together between '70-'73.
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:10:33 PM 
Umm..  That does not even look like Kens real signature..LOL.. Just a thought.. I would throw out there............

Al Atkins.. Is done and a has been.. He is thiving off the remains of a band he was once in.. To try and survive.. Pathetic if you ask me!

He needs to get over it! ANd get on with life... as the saying goes  SHIT HAPPENS..............

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Mr. Dave Genocide from Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:04:24 PM)
Edited at: Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:11:28 PM
[Mr. Dave Genocide] Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:04:24 PM 

I know I've posted this about 2- 3 times.. But it suits this thread, too..
[BootsElectric] Sunday, June 15, 2008 6:05:42 PM 
I really don't think he deserves to have an autobiography and poor sales will reflect that. But I'm sure it'll shed a little more light on the hazy early days of Priest which is a great thing for all fans. That said, I won't be buying it. :D
[hellrider 31038] Sunday, June 15, 2008 4:05:13 PM 
totally agree with you soylentgreen.and also he gave the band we all love so much the name JUDAS PRIEST.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by soylentgreen4u from Sunday, June 15, 2008 1:08:36 AM)
[Soylentgreen4u] Sunday, June 15, 2008 1:08:36 AM 


  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by TIMBONI from Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:27:57 AM)
[TIMBONI] Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:27:57 AM 
We probably would never have even heard of the band if he'd stuck with it.  Thank God he left.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Judas-Is-Rising from Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:25:45 AM)
[Screamin' Demon] Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:25:45 AM 
For fucks sake. That guy can't get over the fact that he quit Judas Priest, and the fact that they have commercially been acclaimed. And this cameout in the wake of the release of Nostradamus. I can't help feeling he's a little butthurt. Why can't he for a change just be happy for Judas Priest??? Fuck you Al Atkins. 
Edited at: Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:28:34 AM
[156555464] Saturday, June 14, 2008 11:54:15 PM 
He is a freaking joke!  He needs to get a life and not trying to make a profit from somebody else! Demon Deceiver hhmmmmm wonder how he came up with that.
Edited at: Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:07:06 AM
[TIMBONI] Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:51:12 PM 
Christ !  If that's all it takes to write a friggin' autobiography, we could all write one.  Hell, anyone that's been in even a halfway decent band can spin some stories.  Give me a break.  If he wants money, he could stand outside the supermarket and pretend to be collecting for charity like all the other good con men.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Metal Jesus from Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:39:55 PM)
[Bazookajoe_666] Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:39:55 PM 

Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins has completed work on his autobiography, titled "Dawn of the Metal Gods: My Life in Judas Priest and Heavy Metal". The book, which was was written with Neil Daniels — a freelance rock writer and heavy metal fan who befriended Atkins during the writing of Neil's book "The Story of Judas Priest: Defenders of the Faith" (Omnibus Press) — will tentatively be released before Christmas via Iron Pages.

Commented Atkins: "The book is gonna look fantastic! There'll be some really cool photos and shots of vintage PRIEST memorabilia that I'm confident is very rare, like a picture of the first-ever JUDAS PRIEST recording.

"The book will feature contributions from:

* Bruno Stapenhill (JUDAS PRIEST Mark I)
* Ernie Chataway (JUDAS PRIEST Mark I)
* John Ellis (JUDAS PRIEST Mark II)
* Trevor Lunn (ex-JUDAS PRIEST roadie)
* David Howells (Gull Records)
* Dave Corke (ex-JUDAS PRIEST manager 1970-'76)
* Norman Hood (IMA Agency)

"And maybe a surprise or two!!"

Atkins added: "Obviously it's not all about PRIEST: I'll tell you about my old band LION, my travels around Europe and my solo career right up to my latest band THE HOLY RAGE. And that's not all because some of my good friends and people I admire have also contributed like Dennis Stratton, Paul Di'Anno, Jess Cox, Brian Tatler, Johnny Lokke, Graham Bonnet, Taz Taylor and Simon Lees."

In a previous posting on his web site, Atkins revealed his reasons for writing an autobiography: "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, we have come up with some great ideas together. 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."

The book's description reads as follows: "Al Atkins is the former lead singer and founder of the multi-million selling British metal band JUDAS PRIEST. But where and when did it all begin?

"During the Sixties, when the highly lauded Brum Beat era produced bands such as THE MOVE and THE BAND OF JOY, Atkins played in various local outfits some of which laid the blue print for the heavier progressive sounds of early JUDAS PRIEST. And so it was in 1969 that a disillusioned Atkins decided to have a go at forming yet another band with his childhood friend Bruno Stapenhill. The band in question was JUDAS PRIEST.

"JUDAS PRIEST quickly built up a reputation in the Midlands as a powerful live act and even secured a record deal with Immediate, which was owned by ex-ROLLING STONES manager Andrew Loog Oldham. Unfortunately Immediate folded and so did PRIEST. Undeterred, Atkins formed yet another lineup of PRIEST in 1970 with guitarist K.K. Downing and bassist Ian Hill. At Atkins' behest Downing and Hill ditched the name FREIGHT and resurrected JUDAS PRIEST. Through the early Seventies, PRIEST supported many bands, including SLADE, STATUS QUO and BLACK SABBATH. Lineup changes continued until May 1973 when Atkins finally decided to call it a day.

"Atkins is the co-writer of several PRIEST songs which are included on the band’s first two albums 'Rocka Rolla' and 'Sad Wings of Destiny', both of which eventually went gold. Atkins co-penned the heavy metal classic 'Victim of Changes' which was a combination of Rob Halford's song 'Red Light Lady' and Atkins' own 'Whiskey Woman'. He also co-wrote 'Winter', 'Never Satisfied', 'Dreamer Deceiver' and 'Caviar and Meths'.

"In 1989 Atkins released his debut solo album 'Judgement Day' to great acclaim. But it was 'Heavy Thoughts' and 'Victim of Changes' (the latter being his collaborative album with ex-JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland) that brought him strong sales and critical acclaim around the world. Recently Atkins has formed THE HOLY RAGE and has shared the bill with ex-RAINBOW singer Graham Bonnet in California.

"In 'Dawn of the Metal Gods', Atkins shares his entertaining life story with the reader. This is not just a book for JUDAS PRIEST fans but a bible for all those wishing to form a band in the tumultuous world of heavy metal."

[Mr. Dave Genocide] Saturday, June 14, 2008 8:29:47 PM

Just read a bit about it on Blabbermouth.
<< Previous Message 21 to 37
Messages per page: [20] 50 100 
Message display order: [Newest first] Oldest first 
Page: 1 [2]
Next >>