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Glenn Tipton diagnosed with Parkinson's

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by oldboy, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. oldboy

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    GLENN TIPTON/JUDAS PRIEST DIAGNOSED WITH PARKINSONS:
    Ten years ago Glenn was diagnosed to have the onset of the early stages of Parkinson’s - from then until recently Glenn has lived his life as the great heavy metal guitar player he has always been, maintaining by his own definition a standard of quality and performance that is incredibly important.

    Right now Glenn is able to play and perform some of the Priest songs that are less challenging but due to the nature of Parkins...on's progression he wants to let you all know that he won't be be touring as such -

    True to the metal spirit of 'the show must go on' Glenn has requested Andy Sneap to fly the flag on stage for him

    “I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band - it’s simply that my role has changed.
    I don’t rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not too distant future I’m really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again”

    Rob, Richie, Ian and Scott have this to say:

    “We have been privileged to witness Glenn’s determination and steadfast commitment over the years, showing his passion and self belief through the writing, recording and performing sessions with Priest - he is a true metal hero!
    We are not surprised by Glenn’s insistence that we complete the Firepower tour and thank Andy for joining us to make Glenn’s wishes become real -
    As Glenn has said we also can’t wait to have him with us at any time any place on the road.....
    We love you Glenn!”
     
  2. Comic Book Dude

    Comic Book Dude Rockin'

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    Best wishes to Tipton....kinda spooky when we just lost Pat Torpey to Parkinson's. As much as I LOVE Judas Priest, if they play live with no Glenn or KK, well, it's just not Judas Priest. I'll be checking out the new release though.
     
  3. Fixxer315

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    It's a shame, but understandable. It seems as if Priest is going the way of AC/DC with members having to leave the band for various reasons. I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being JP's last tour.
     
  4. KingsGene

    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    Was going to try to say something profound, but..... I got nothing. :(
     
  5. VenomGA

    VenomGA At War With Stan

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    only 2 original members left now from the debut album.
     
  6. Purveyor Of Evil

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    My grandmother suffered with Parkinson's. A horrible, horrible disease.
     
  7. NorseBlood

    NorseBlood aka steel_templar

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    Its sad to hear something like this will steal his musical ability from him before taking his life in the end.
     

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