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Disgraced Judas Priest Drummer, Dave Holland, To Write A Book

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The following report is courtesy of Liz Lee from Northamptonchron.co.uk:

A former rock star convicted of trying to rape a teenage boy in his Northamptonshire cottage is to write an expose of his life story when he is freed from prison.

Dave Holland, the ex-drummer of heavy metal band JUDAS PRIEST, always denied any involvement in the attempted rape of the special needs student but was convicted of the crime at Northampton Crown Court in January 2004 and sentenced to eight years in jail.

Author Neil Daniels, who has now written and published The Story of Judas Priest: Defenders Of The Faith, claims Holland wrote to him from his prison cell and is planning to write a tell-all biography of his life and career, as well as appeal against the court's decision.

The letter, dated November 2006 and published in full in Mr Daniels' book, said: "I was convicted of a crime that I didn't commit and like so many others in similar situations to the one in which I find myself, an offence that never even existed in the first place...

"There is absolutely no difference whatsoever between the criteria that is permitted to be applied in sex offences now and that which was applied in cases of witchcraft in the 17th century.

"I am now, after much work and effort that would be impossible to describe in any detail, more of less prepared for an appeal against my conviction.

"I will be writing a book about my life and career in the music business and about the people I've met and events and incidents that have taken place during the course of it, which of course, will include the last 10 years."

Holland, aged 59, was convicted of trying to rape the 17-year-old in his cottage in The Green, Stoke Bruerne, while giving him drumming lessons. The abuse was revealed in a letter written by the teenager to his parents.

At the time of the trial, Judge Charles Wide said Holland had "deliberately and calculatedly planned a strategy to abuse a boy who he knew was exceptionally vulnerable".

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1. BoltThrower writes:

A drunk 60 year old is able to hold down a 16 year old?! C'mon!! That's hardly rape. Lock that perv up for staring at Halford's a$$ for 30 years, but I doubt he raped this kid.

# Oct 8, 2007 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Black Widow writes:

Hold up, hold up, he was convicted of trying to rape a special needs student? Holy sh** dude thats f***in' gnarly. And how would a statement from a special needs student hold up in court anyhow? seriously if a retard told me a guy tried to rape him I'd just be like, "what a retard". He probably just tried to shake the kids hand and this dude thought it was attempted rape or some sh**.

# Oct 8, 2007 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. godlike writes:

"The abuse was revealed in a letter written by the teenager to his parents."
OK...so how much of a waterhead is this kid..? Writing letters..? Taking drum lessons..?
That sure doesnt sound like the average "short bus" rider to me..!

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# Oct 8, 2007 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Liar,liar writes:

I think the kids parents set him up so they can get some cash he might be queer but I mean I highly doubt rape on a douche bag.

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# Oct 8, 2007 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. rising_end writes:

yeah a special kid's testimony is going to get someone convicted?i call bullsh**.....rape,murder, robbery whatever, a testimony like his is highly questionable in any situation. i second post 4, the parents f***ed holland over.

# Oct 9, 2007 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Alex A. writes:

A letter could get someone in jail? Wow! I learn something everyday. Release him! He didn't rape, it was -attempted. I'm sickened by the english law enforcement.

# Oct 10, 2007 @ 1:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cynic writes:

Wow you guys are great, who needs a high court when we've got prodigies of Law like you... wait no I meant to say is good one, all you know about the case is contained in about 3 paragraphs.

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# Oct 10, 2007 @ 1:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DreadPrevailed writes:

BREAKIN DA LAW BREAKIN DA LAW.......................BREAKIN DA LAW BREAKIN DA LAW all i gotta say is judas priest isnt heavy metal. i dont care what all you old asses say theyre not heavy metal theyre hard rock and plus they make sh**ty music anyway.

# Oct 10, 2007 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. SexBloodandMetal writes:

okay, I stand against pedopervs strongly. It does sound fishy, I mean where is the c*ck-to-ass trauma? Anyone even think of taking a polygraph test? I'm not saying he's innocent, he might as well be guilty. But Can we get some hard evidence? Semen in the kid's a$$ or something? Seized computer full of CP?

# Oct 10, 2007 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. SexBloodandMetal writes:

godlike, its been so f***ing long! Where the f*** is everyone that mattered to me when I was here? I saw you and of course Diamond Oz, but BLACKDOG? slayerdisciple? War Ensemble?

# Oct 10, 2007 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. stiltskin writes:

hey man; no kids can come into my home unless they are with a parent because alot of kids might lie and say you did something you didn't do. in this day and age an adult can't be with a child alone

# Oct 14, 2007 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Old skool thrash writes:

Dreadprevailed and of course your a true heavy metal fan \m/ horns up to you, u clueless dumb a$$ lol!! If Painkiller isnt heavy metal then i dont even know what is.. ur 1 dumb sh**, go back and listen to your korn and the rest of ur dyke music bro,

lol Cynic u made me laugh with ur comment, couldnt agree more.. theres nothing to say about the case as we dont know sh**!

# Oct 14, 2007 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Cynic writes:

To DreadPrevailed I suggest you check out "Painkiller" as Old skool thrash said, I checked out "Sad Wings..." first and I was pretty bored, but "Painkiller" will melt your face.

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# Oct 14, 2007 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. fearthedje writes:

ha, i was just going to recommend painkiller. nice call on that once cynic. anyways, im pretty sure the red chord would be offended that some ignorant prick like you is using there song name to insult judas priest. and by your logic, then black sabbath isnt metal either.

# Oct 14, 2007 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. cruor writes:

SexBloodandMetal im (slayerdisciple) still here man just changed my name been usin it long enough

wow did post 8 say priest wasnt metal? i can see where he is going with British Steel but wtf would u call Painkiller

# Oct 14, 2007 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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