Judas Priest reverse decision to remove Andy Sneap from live lineup

Rob Halford and Andy Sneap
(Image credit: David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns)

Judas Priest have reversed their decision to remove electric guitar player Andy Sneap from their touring lineup.

The U-turn comes amid fan backlash in response to Judas Priest’s original announcement, in which they had planned to resume their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour as “an even more powerful, relentless four-piece heavy metal band”.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

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.