Heavy Metal legend Glenn Tipton has passed a message on to Judas Priest fans, thanking them for their support during the year and a half after he announced he was battling Parkinson’s disease. Tipton was actually diagnosed with Parkinson’s more than five years ago after being stricken by the condition at least five years prior. He didn’t announce he was ill until early 2018 that he would sit out touring activities in support of their latest album, Firepower (Epic). He was replaced by ‘Firepower’ album producer Andy Sneap, who is also known for his work in NWOBHM loving band Hell and cult thrash outfit Sabbat. Tipton occasionally joins Priest onstage for its encores, performing ‘Metal Gods’, ‘Breaking The Law’ and ‘Living After Midnight’.Tipton, who turned 72 last Friday, October 25th. Continue reading
Heavy metal legends Judas Priest have announced the launch of the Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation in honor of their guitarist who is suffering from the degenerative neurological disorder. Glenn himself has released a statement about the mission of the charity.
With eighteen studio albums and almost fifty years under their bullet belts, Judas Priest, alongside Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden, have managed to become a household name even in houses where the occupants haven’t even heard of Heavy Metal. Their legacy is inarguable. In fact, there is so little left to say about the band that hasn’t already been documented in some way over the last four (now virtually five) decades, that all you really need to know is this: They’re Judas fucking Priest. Continue reading
Yesterday we learned that, due to the progression of Parkinson’s disease in his body, Glenn Tipton will no longer tour with Judas Priest. Continue reading
Sad news to report as Judas Priest mainstay guitarist Glen Tipton has divulged that he has Parkinson’s Disease, and has been dealing with the affliction for over 10 years. As the band is about to release their new album Firepower and embark on extensive touring, Tipton has decided to step back from touring for now. Glen and the band each made statements on social media, which you can read below. Continue reading