Guitarist Glenn tipton resigned from Judas Priestlive from 2018 after revealing his battle with Parkinson’s disease. The group said Tipton was still a part of Judas Priest, and has even joined the band on stage since for a few songs. Now in an interview with singer Mariskal Rock Rob halford confirms that Tipton will contribute well and play in the next Judas Priest album.

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“There are ways to do this. Glenn can still play guitar. He plays it differently, but he can still play. He was out with us on Bloodstock recently. [and played] “Metal Gods”, “Breaking The Law” and “Living After Midnight”, I think it was. He can play. It will therefore be on this next album. Whatever job he does, it’s precious, really important.

“He is a member of Judas Priest. He is always there. He’s still an important part of this band and what this band stands for, especially in the writing sense. He’s made a massive contribution to the songs we have so far. And we will continue to write – we will continue to collect ideas. Because you can never stop writing. The timeline tells you, the label says, ‘We’d love a blah blah record,’ because it takes months of preparation, then months of promotion. And the clock is ticking.

“So, yeah he’s good, man. He’s still a fighter. He never lets anything stop him. He’s a great strength for people who live their lives actively and productively with Parkinson’s. So , he is still very [like] that song ‘No Surrender’ – a heavy metal hero. “

Halford also confirms that Judas Priest has “finished songs” but is not yet in full production.

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Judas Priest will hit the road in 2022 with Queensryche. Get those dates below.

3/4 – Peoria Civic Theater – Peoria, IL [Tickets]
3/6 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO [Tickets]
3/7 – Maverik Center – West Valley City, UT [Tickets]
3/9 – Angel Of The Winds Arena – Everett, WA [Tickets]
3/10 – Moda Center – Portland, OR [Tickets]
3/12 – Fox Theater – Oakland – Oakland, CA [Tickets]
3/13 – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood – Las Vegas, NV [Tickets]
3/15 – The Sanctuary – Los Angeles, California [Tickets]
3/16 – Arizona Federal Theater – Phoenix, AZ [Tickets]
3/18 – Toyota Music Factory Pavilion – Irving, Texas [Tickets]
3/20 – HEB Center at Cedar Park – Cedar Park, Texas [Tickets]
3/21 – Freeman Coliseum – San Antonio, Texas [Tickets]
3/23 – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN [Tickets]
3/25 – Ameris Bank Amphitheater – Alpharetta, Georgia [Tickets]
3/27 – Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center – Charleston, West Virginia [Tickets]
3/29 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA [Tickets]
3/30 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ [Tickets]
3/31 – The MGM National Harbor Theater – National Harbor, MD [Tickets]
4/2 – Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, CT [Tickets]
4/4 – Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell – Lowell, MA [Tickets]
4/7 – Scotiabank Center – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada [Tickets]
4/10 – Videotron Center – Quebec City, Quebec, Canada [Tickets]
4/11 – Place Bell – Laval, Quebec, Canada [Tickets]
4/13 – FirstOntario Center – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [Tickets]

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