All five members of JUDAS PRIEST — Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Scott Travis, and the band’s latest addition, 31-year-old guitarist Richie Faulkner (LAUREN HARRIS, DIRTY DEEDS) — took part in a press conference this afternoon (Tuesday, May 24) at the Renaissance Hotel at Highland and Hollywood in Los Angeles to answer questions about the upcoming “Epitaph” U.S. tour and to formally introduce Faulkner. During the event, it was revealed that JUDAS PRIEST will release the “Single Cuts” CD-singles box set and the “Classic Albums Collection” later this year containing the following material:
1. “Single Cuts” CD-singles box set:
* The complete U.K. CBS/Columbia singles from 1977-2008 featuring all 7″ and 12″ tracks.
* All singles will carry original artwork.
* This box will only be available online and sold through the official JUDAS PRIEST web site.
* Fans can pre-order the box starting in June; the product will ship later in the summer.
2. The “Classic Albums Collection”:
* Timed for the start of the U.S. tour
* Box set featuring all the albums from the classic lineup years, including first two Gull records
* Includes 17 albums (19 discs in total)
* All remastered albums with original artwork
Information above provided by MetalAssault.com.
Check out photos from the press conference at this location (courtesy of Stephanie Cabral).
All photos by Stephanie Cabral