A lot of Judas Priest fans are still reeling over the departure of long-time guitarist K.K. Downing, who stepped down from the band before they began their recent Epitaph World Tour. Downing had been a part of Judas Priest for over 40 years at the time of his departure, having been a founding member of the band in 1970.
In a recent interview with Bryan Reesman of Attention Deficit Delirium, Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton revealed that -- while Priest is of course still his first priority -- he wouldn't mind breaking into the world of film scoring.
Earlier this week, Paul Gilbert played a showcase show at B Spot in Nice, France. During his performance, the Mr. Big guitarist played a cover of the Judas Priest classic, "The Hellion/Electric Eye." You can check out fan-filmed footage from the show below.
While on tour with Judas Priest -- and head of a run of support dates for Guns N' Roses, Music Radar recently caught up with Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde to talk about his new Christmas album, among other things.
In preparation for their Epitaph farewell tour, Judas Priest released two compilation packages for fans, with the hopes that the releases (plus their sprawling back catalog) will tide their followers over until Judas Priest return to the studio to complete their next album.
After all the fanfare surrounding the Big Four -- which included an epic Guitar World cover -- it seems natural that other bands might want to cash in on the idea of having an amazing lineup get together for a few magical shows.
Last Wednesday saw the metal gods Judas Priest kick off the North American leg of their Epitaph World Tour in San Antonio, Texas. High-quality footage from the band's entire show has been posted online, and can be seen below.
As previously reported, Judas Priest took the stage on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this past Friday night, playing "Breaking the Law" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'." You can check out video from the performance below.