Yesterday we learned that, due to the progression of Parkinson’s disease in his body, Glenn Tipton will no longer tour with Judas Priest. Today Rob Halford spoke to Kerrang! about Glenn, the future of the band, and much more. Here’s his statement, “There’s been a lot of emotion with the announcement, but we’re very happy for Glenn, that he’s been able to make a decision that’s good for him and where he’s at right now. Glenn’s thing was that this was all about the band. It was the band, the band the band. And we said, ‘No, it’s about what’s best for you’ and he said, ‘No, I want what’s best for the band.’ Which just goes to show you where his heart is at.”
Rob went on to add, “The most important thing is that Glenn is still in Judas Priest. It’s just that his role is going to be different. He can’t tour, but it’s going to be great for fans when he comes out every now and then to do Breaking The Law or Living After Midnight. The love that we’ve had already has been amazing, and I know when he walks onstage whenever we do that, it’s going to be something special.”
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