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Judas Priest - Will Continue Touring As A Four-Piece


Legendary Birmingham metallers Judas Priest have revealed that they will continue their 50th anniversary world touring as a four-piece, without guitarist Andy Sneap, who has been performing live with the band for the last couple of years.

Band comments: ''Hello Maniacs! We are chomping at the British Steel bit to return to World touring… celebrating 50 Years of Judas Priest as an even more powerful, relentless four piece Heavy Metal band - with Glenn coming out on stage with us here and there as before! Big thanks to Andy for all you've done and continuing to be in the production team for our new album... See you all soon headbangers!''

Statement from Andy as follows: "Rob called me last Monday and said they wanted to move on as a four-piece, which I find incredibly disappointing after this amount of time but I respect his decision as they obviously have a vision how they want this to play out.

"This always was a temporary situation, and like I've said before, I'll always help the band any way I can, and that applies going forward also.

"I've been a huge fan of the band since the early '80s and it was mind-blowing to play onstage with the guys and quite frankly terrifying in the beginning at such short notice.

"We are moving forward with the new album next month and look forward to making a killer follow-up to Firepower".







Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Judas Priest
Posted: 11.01.2022 by Bad English


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11.01.2022 - 22:54
F3ynman2000

Quote:
look forward to making a killer follow-up to Firepower

Can't wait!
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11.01.2022 - 22:56
Chidder

It seems to me that they are making room for KK
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12.01.2022 - 00:09
Rage71

Written by Chidder on 11.01.2022 at 22:56

It seems to me that they are making room for KK


I thought the same thing. Hope you're right.
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12.01.2022 - 01:14
skelator

KK wont come back. Read his book... JP as four-piece live will be a laugh
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12.01.2022 - 05:48
sbgmetal

4 piece JP that's like having Iron Maiden or Metallica have just one 1 guitarist, doesn't make sense
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12.01.2022 - 10:15
Derelict Earth

Aaaaand I Just bought my tickets yesterday ... I don't understand, Richie Faulkner will not be there then ?
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12.01.2022 - 10:48
tominator
At best deranged
When I think of Priest, I'm thinking of twin guitar melodies in the first place. This news just sounds so odd to me, I can't imagine Priest without it.
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12.01.2022 - 10:52
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Unless Rob is good guitarist, it won't work, one guitar can not do sound specially live, how they will play solos and so on. All their songs gas 2 guitars
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14.01.2022 - 16:27
@zgarol

Written by Derelict Earth on 12.01.2022 at 10:15

Aaaaand I Just bought my tickets yesterday ... I don't understand, Richie Faulkner will not be there then ?

No, it's Glenn who has parkinson, and will perform "here and there as before" if he is feeling better.
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14.01.2022 - 20:20
Jope of Steele

They should get a 2nd , however if it's not a KK then it will look like a cover band. What a dilemma.
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15.01.2022 - 17:56
Valentin B
Iconoclast
They will most likely use samples for the missing guitar parts, which I don't mind honestly. They are already using them for keyboard / backing vocals live and so do many, many bands nowadays, which I used to hate but now accept. Glenn will pop up when he is feeling good like during the past tours. From a sound point of view I expect little will change.
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15.01.2022 - 20:15
Jope of Steele

JUDAS PRIEST Reverses Decision To Tour As Quartet: 'We Will Continue Our Live Shows Unchanged' As Five-Piece

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/judas-priest-reverses-decision-to-tour-as-quartet-we-will-continue-our-live-shows-unchanged-as-five-piece/
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15.01.2022 - 22:11
RCMetal

Halford, Jan 10: We will be playing as four piece. Sorry Andy , but...nah, we don't need you

Sneap, same day: I'm disappointed. But I still love Priest.

Fans, all week: WTF????

Halford, Jan 15: Just kidding

Seriously though, what the heck is going on with Judas Priest.
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15.01.2022 - 22:34
Jope of Steele

Written by RCMetal on 15.01.2022 at 22:11

Halford, Jan 10: We will be playing as four piece. Sorry Andy , but...nah, we don't need you

Sneap, same day: I'm disappointed. But I still love Priest.

Fans, all week: WTF????

Halford, Jan 15: Just kidding

Seriously though, what the heck is going on with Judas Priest.


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16.01.2022 - 01:48
Lanthros

Written by skelator on 12.01.2022 at 01:14

KK wont come back. Read his book... JP as four-piece live will be a laugh

I'd bet he would. He's been whining about it for 3 years or more now.
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16.01.2022 - 10:48
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by Lanthros on 16.01.2022 at 01:48

Written by skelator on 12.01.2022 at 01:14

KK wont come back. Read his book... JP as four-piece live will be a laugh

I'd bet he would. He's been whining about it for 3 years or more now.

he would but it doesn't mean Priest will accept him. it was him who left, then bitched about not getting called back for the "farewell" Epitaph tour and then again bitched that Glenn probably did not really record his guitar parts in Firepower. Rob took it super personally (Glenn has Parkinson's and still plays and records ffs) and dismantled his claims. KK was being a bitch, plain and simple.

there is a lot of unnecessary drama there caused by KK and the other guys are under no obligation to take his shit. he has his own band now and, bitching or not, I hope they will tour Europe soon so we can again after 20 years hear a band with "Priest" in its name play some of the Ripper era songs live.

in any case I am glad they reversed the decision, I am sure they would have managed as a 4-piece but Andy is a killer guitarist, a fantastic producer and his contribution is more than welcome.
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16.01.2022 - 10:52
JoHn DoE

^ TBH I thought KK naming his band KK's Priest was very lame, just him jabbing at his former band.
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16.01.2022 - 16:04
Lanthros

Written by Valentin B on 16.01.2022 at 10:48

Written by Lanthros on 16.01.2022 at 01:48

Written by skelator on 12.01.2022 at 01:14

KK wont come back. Read his book... JP as four-piece live will be a laugh

I'd bet he would. He's been whining about it for 3 years or more now.

he would but it doesn't mean Priest will accept him. it was him who left, then bitched about not getting called back for the "farewell" Epitaph tour and then again bitched that Glenn probably did not really record his guitar parts in Firepower. Rob took it super personally (Glenn has Parkinson's and still plays and records ffs) and dismantled his claims. KK was being a bitch, plain and simple.

there is a lot of unnecessary drama there caused by KK and the other guys are under no obligation to take his shit. he has his own band now and, bitching or not, I hope they will tour Europe soon so we can again after 20 years hear a band with "Priest" in its name play some of the Ripper era songs live.

in any case I am glad they reversed the decision, I am sure they would have managed as a 4-piece but Andy is a killer guitarist, a fantastic producer and his contribution is more than welcome.

I agree whole heartedly with you there. That's kind of what I was getting at lol.
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