Andy Sneap says he’s “incredibly disappointed” but respects Judas Priest's decision to tour as a quartet

Andy Sneap
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Andy Sneap has said he’s disappointed by Judas Priest’s decision to continue as a four-piece, after being informed by Rob Halford he will not be rejoining the band to continue their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour.

It was confirmed yesterday that Judas Priest will recommence their run of 50th anniversary live shows without their second electric guitar player, who was originally recruited in 2018 to fill in for the Firepower tour.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.