Terrie Carr of WDHA-FM 105.5 FM, the rock music station licensed to Dover and Morristown, New Jersey, last week conducted an interview with guitarist Glenn Tipton of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
JUDAS PRIEST was the musical guest on this past Friday night’s (October 7) edition of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on NBC. The metal gods played two tracks — “Breaking The Law” on the show, and “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” as a web-exclusive video.
The “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” performance can now be seen below.
JUDAS PRIEST will release a new compilation album, “The Chosen Few”, on October 11 via Legacy/Sony. The collection contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world, including KISS‘ Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, METALLICA‘s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Alice Cooper and SLIPKNOT‘s Corey Taylor.
JUDAS PRIEST will launch the U.S. leg of its farewell world tour on October 12 in San Antonio and the band promises that it will go out with a bang. Singer Rob Halford said, “We’re pulling out all the stops. We’ve built a brand new stage set, we’ve got all the effects that people love us for — the lasers, the fire, the bombs, the smoke, new costumes, and the bike. It’s just a full-on metal extravaganza.”
As for whether this is really the end of JUDAS PRIEST‘s touring days, Glenn Tipton said, “We don’t plan on retiring. We’ve said that this is our last world tour. It takes a chunk out of your life — 18 months. We won’t be doing any more world tours as such and in many parts of the world, it will be the last time people will get a chance to see us. But we’re not gonna stop. We’ve got an album in the can now, we will start to write with [new guitarist] Richie [Faulkner], there will be more albums, and who knows?! There might be a string of dates that we can manage to do. We’re just not gonna do another major world tour. We’ve been doing it for 40 years and it’s time to let the younger bands have the chance.”