Entinen Judas Priest -kitaristi K.K. Downing kertoo pian julkaistavan omaelämäkertansa sisältävän yksityiskohtia, jotka saattavat yllättää pitkäaikaisimmat fanit. Downing on eilen kommentoinut lähestyvää omaelämäkertansa julkaisua Facebook-sivullaan seuraavasti:
”It was with great surprise to me that I saw articles recently relating to my book, as work is still in progress finalizing everything. The Internet-led world we live in doesn’t make it easy to keep secrets! However, I was secretly desperate to tell you all about this book, as my life story is something that I am very proud of — even though I suspect that some of the details will surprise you just as they did me as I lived through them.
Recollecting my life as I have done in this book has often brought me to close to tears, but has also made me laugh with the fondest memories. It is true that I have made many friends along the way but it is also true that I have made some enemies. But one thing is for sure: the music that has been everything to me has not only been my salvation, but has also brought me closer to the people of so many nations — and I can honestly say that I consider all of you to be my very dear friends.”
Da Capo Pressin kustantama Downingin omaelämäkerta ”Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest” julkaistaan syyskuussa 2018. Kirjan kirjoittamisessa kitaristin itsensä lisäksi on ollut avittamassa muun muassa Panteran Rex Brownin”Official Truth, 101 Proof” ja Behemothin Adam ”Nergal” Darskin ”Confessions Of A Heretic” -teosten takaa löytyvä skotlantilainen kirjailija ja toimittaja Mark Eglinton.