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Andy Sneap Touring with Judas Priest

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by Heavymetalzombie666, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Heavymetalzombie666

    Heavymetalzombie666 Rock N Roller!

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    Ten years ago, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton was diagnosed with the onset of the early stages of Parkinson's disease. 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 Parkinson's progression, he wants to let the fans know that he won't be be touring with the band.

    True to the metal spirit of "the show must go on," Glenn has requested PRIEST producer andHELL guitarist Andy Sneap to fly the flag on stage for him.

    Glenn said: "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."

    Tipton's PRIEST bandmates had 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 thankAndy 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!"

    Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, which leads to progressive deterioration of motor function due to loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. As the symptoms worsen, it gets harder to cope with everyday tasks and lead an independent life.

    "Firepower" will be released on March 9 via Epic. The disc was recorded by Sneap, the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). The cover artwork for "Firepower" was created by the Chilean/Italian digital artist and photographer Claudio Bergamin.

    The North American leg of the "Firepower" tour will kick off on March 13 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and will wrap on May 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Support on the trek will come fromSAXON and BLACK STAR RIDERS

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ju...enn-tipton-diagnosed-with-parkinsons-disease/
     
  2. Pharaoh's Curse

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    Can Sneap pull off Tipton's solo''s?
     
  3. ~BURNY~

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    Can't reply for him but my guess is that Faulkner will do the majority of them.
     
  4. Pharaoh's Curse

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    I'm glad I was able to see Priest at full strength in the early 80's. Now we have only 2 original members live?
     
  5. ~BURNY~

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    We have to get used to it. Bands are aging and with age comes this sort of unfortunate situations. At least, they didn't pull the hologram bullshit.
     
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    None of these guys need the money, they do it for the fanfare But you have to know when to call it a day and retire. KK understood that.
     
  7. Genius Gone Insane

    Genius Gone Insane http://www.¯\(°_o)/¯.com

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    Congrats Andy!

    You just lost your right to complain about anything...ever!!

    That is fucking awesome
     
  8. DanLights

    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

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    This is obviously the best way to handle a shitty situation. People get old and sick, as happened with Malcom Young and Brian Johnson among many others. I always respect bands that keep touring despite illnesses or death of key members, people still want to see them live, and obviously Andy Sneap is an unarguably excellent choice for a fill in guitar player.
     
  9. TageRyche

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    I saw the show on Friday night and it and he were awesome!
     

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