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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
Edited by HardRadio

2/28/18 Page 5

In light of Glenn Tipton's diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease and the decision for JUDAS PRIEST to tour with producer/guitarist Andy Sneap (Hell/ex-Sabbat), retired JP guitarist K.K. Downing took to social media and wondered aloud why he wasn't asked to return, in Tipton's place. Lead singer and longtime HardRadio friend Rob Halford wasted no time in responding, "The beauty of Judas Priest has always been that we never discussed internal issues in public. It's easy to fall into this trap, especially in social media. So many people, for example, from the sports field, for example, on Twitter in the heat of the moment, post a rash comment. We are all people with feelings. Now, looking at K.K. Downing's statement, most of it is absolutely superfluous. But there is one point I want to make clear: Downing's hidden suggestion that Andy Sneap would have recorded Glenn's parts on (the forthcoming) Firepower is a thousand percent false. I was there when Glenn worked really hard to record the guitar for the album. It's a real achievement after ten years of Parkinson's."

Golden Robot Records has announce the signing of all-star metal band A NEW REVENGE. A New Revenge features Tim 'Ripper' Owens (ex-Judas Priest), one of the most versatile and name checked guitarists in rock Keri Kelli (Slash's Snake Pit, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil Band), legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot) and long-time Scorpions drummer James Kottak (Montrose, Warran). 'Razor sharp riffs, thunderous drums and those soaring vocals that come charging in from on high to lay waste to the landscape. A New Revenge are forged from the very heart of heavy metal. Expect their brand new molten slab of metal to assault your ears in mid 2018.'

Grammy Award-winning band GHOST today announced a tour that will kick off on May 5th in Riverside, CA, and visit US cities throughout the spring. Tour dates: May 5 - Riverside, CA - RMA. 6 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall. 8 - Houston, TX - Revention. 10 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli. 11 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre. 12 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore. 13 - Columbus, OH - Express Live. 15 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre. 16 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater. 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ. 20 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre. 22 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 23 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee PAC. 25 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House. 26 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma. 27 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center. 29 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater. 31 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater. June 1 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater.

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