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Judas Priest

"Metal Gods"

Series: Rebels of Rock

By Brian J. Bowe

"I'm on the top as long as the music's loud." Judas Priest frontman, Rob Halford, sang those lyrics at the 1983 US Festival in California. First to popularize wearing leather and metal studs, Judas Priest formed in Birmingham, England, in the 1960s. Many say they are one of the founders of heavy metal with their gritty guitars and screeching vocals. Read about the hardships of the band Judas Priest, it's members, the history, and the world around the band.

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". . . has enough easy-to-read material to appeal to just the passing reader, but enough substance to satiate the most die hard Judas Priest fan."

Richardson Independent School District, January 4, 2010

"An engaging and lively biography . . ."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, September 9, 2009

"This series is a great alternative to the bands' adult biographies that will not work with middle and junior high school students."

VOYA, June 2009

"The author . . . gives an easy-to-read chronicle of how Judas Priest influenced heavy metal rock music into the 1980’s, the band’s most successful period, and its transition, new members, reunions, and continued success to the present."

Book Buzz, February 2010

"Definitely would be a valuable source in research."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

"Kids (of both genders) that I’ve never seen pick up a book before love to check out these short, easy books about their favorite musician or band (heavy metal bands are especial favorites)."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, May 2009

"In a complete and straightforward account . . . The arrangement of the chapters presents a logical and succinct sense of organization."

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