Glenn Tipton diagnosed with Parkinsons; retiring from touring

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  1. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    The live DVD from 2006 is still one of my faves.
     
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    Last I saw Priest was when they had just gotten back with Rob Halford. After hearing Ripper Owens on their songs I couldn't stomach Rob back in the band...understandably much older with tired pipes but I just couldn't go forward with that band...and Nostradamus...ugh, what a dud!

    I decided to hang my Priest banner at that point and haven't been interested, until this new album, which seemed like better songwriting. It is unfortunate for Glenn, a true musical genius. Without him and KK there isn't much of a band.

    I think the reason they're announcing that he will continue to be involved in Priest is to get people not to ask for cash band for their tickets. I honestly can't see Andy Sneap doing justice to those leads, he's just not that good.
     
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    That's the thing - there's nothing for him to be involved in anymore. It's just because its hard to say he's 100% done. His condition will only get worse and Priest won't do anything after this.
     
  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    I'm thinking he's just being stubborn. He really loves his gig and wants to keep going.

    I mean, being diagnosed 10 years ago and STILL going that long? Shit dude, I would have retired early. :lol:
     
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    He'll probably make a few guest appearances here and there to play Another Thing Comin', or write a few tracks on the next album. Shit like that.

    And by the way, that shit will get a huge pop, especially if it's unannounced, because people love triumphs over adversity and shit like that.
     
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    There won't be another album.
     
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    Have they stated that they are retiring after this tour?
     
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    No, they haven't. But I'm willing to bet $ this is it. Rob and Ian are going to be 67 this year. Glenn is now done. By the time they got around to writing and recording another album, they'll be 70. Glenn would be 73. Let's be realistic. You're not going to find a more dedicated Priest fan than me. I've been in love with this band for nearly 40 years. I never want them to go away. But time doesn't stop for anyone. I also simply don't see how they would write another album without Glenn. It's no longer Priest without him.
     
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    I'll just sum this up with Priest is in a much better place than KISS, and I love KISS with all my heart -- Have since the age of 9 or so in 1996 -- but I wish they would hang it the fuck up. Gene just lazily stands there, Eric Singer is a DREADFULLY, woefully boring drummer, and Paul sounds like a fucking frog with all the croaking he does now. KISS in 2018 -- and frankly for the past 10-15 years -- is a fucking embarrassment. I'd go and see JP with or without Glenn and KK.

    Don't believe me? Watch this cringy shit.



    "We need you to sing this one." Paul, with your voice in the shape it is in, you need us to sing all of them. Fucking horrendous.
     
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    Yeah, I've only heard bad things about Paul's voice the past couple of years. Painful.
     
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    Ian I can see wanting to hang it up after this touring cycle. Rob? He'll probably call Metal Mike and/or Roy Z up and take Halford out on the road. Priest may be done, but Rob seems like the type that would rather die on stage doing what he loves to do than retire.
     
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    Someone on another site basically said that JP is doing similar shit to Foreigner about whether or not Glenn will be at the show. What an ass wipe for putting a fucking concert experience over Glenn's fucking health.
     
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    I half hope for more Halford solo. However, if it involves Roy playing? No thanks. The last album sucked. The chemistry between Mike and Pat is what made the first two albums masterpieces. Roy is a shitty guitar player and a mediocre producer, at best.
     
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    Yeah and Halford is in great shape. His range might be a little compromised but he is still nailing those screams. Dude has been clean and sober since 86(?).

    He had two issues corrected. A back problem and a hernia. Now he's good to go. Looks great and sounds great.
     
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    KK Downing has commented on Glenn having to retire from touring...... TBH wasn't quite what I expected him to say

    https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/new...nt_invite_me_to_fill_in_for_glenn_tipton.html

     
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    I dunno Man, Roy did produce both of the legendary Halford comeback albums, Bruce Dickinson’s Tyranny Of Souls album, and Priest’s Angel of Retribution which I thought was a pretty solid reunion album for them. I always thought of him as a fairly solid producer.
     
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    Hes no Patrick Lachman, but didnt Roy co write the first 2 Halford albums? I don't like the last one, but I fucking love Ressurection and Crucible.
     
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    What happened to you KK? You used to be cool...
     
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    The idea is that saying Glenn is still in the band the fans will hope he makes it to those shows and won't cash in back the tickets en masse. That's why they're doing it.

    From what I hear he also didn't track a lot of guitars on the new one, had SNeap help in guitar on some of it.

    I love Glenn and wish him all the best, but this is just a marketing ploy from Halford and co. to cash in on the tour, as a direct announcement that Glenn is out will do just that.
     

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