I have the book and passed it along to another Priest fan.
I would say it is 'ok'.
I give it a 6 out of 10.
Reason: Alot of the info in the book is recycled stories that all of us have heard from various sources.
Yes there is some new material and pics.
And some accurate info to fill in blanks.
But also some ( a handful or two) of errors.
I would recommend borrowing from someone instead of buying.
Now here's the deal folks.
I am a True Priest fan 100% through and through.
BUT I must say the BEST - Hands Down - BEST book that I just finished reading is Motley Crue's 'The DIRT'.
I am not trying to take attention from my all time favorite band on this site, but there is NOT even a comparison in the two books.
If I would give Defenders a 6/10 MC Dirt is 15/10 it is that good. It is 450 pages + PICs and I was so involved I read it on a East coast/west coast flight in the U.S.
It gives the 'truth' according to each members perspective. The same story may be completely different depending on which band members eyes is speaking.
It touches on A LOT of X rated stuff - so be warned. (Yes X rated stories with many Hollywood names)
I do not believe too many bands (of course there were some) acted they way these guys acted over their careers.
Spend your hard earned dollars on this book!!!!
After you read it post your thoughts - I am sure you will agree.
Tasnam Edited at: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 5:45:09 PM Edited at: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 5:46:00 PM