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.
“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.
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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