Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

Judas Priest To Begin Writing New Album In February

By Newsferatu, Writer
Monday, January 30, 2006 @ 10:59 PM


Tipton to re-focus on Priest

- advertisement -
- advertisement -
From Billboard.com:

By the mid 1990s - an era where singer Rob Halford had exited and Judas Priest had yet to find his replacement, Ripper Owens - guitarist Glenn Tipton was unsure of his band's future. Without Priest serving as his main musical outlet, Tipton teamed for recordings with Who bassist John Entwistle and veteran session drummer Cozy Powell, both of whom have since passed away.

But when Tipton's label heard the end results, they offered a suggestion, which resulted in 1997's Baptizm Of Fire. "At the time I was with Atlantic, and in their words, they thought it was 'A bit old school'," Tipton tells Billboard.com of the Entwistle/Powell recordings. "They wanted me to work with some younger guys, and mix and match the tracks. I went to L.A. and worked with some young guys," including ex-David Lee Roth bassist Billy Sheehan and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo.

However, the Tipton-Entwistle-Powell sessions were so fruitful that a disc worth of tracks recorded around that time will be released March 7 via Rhino as Edge Of The World. The same day, a reissue of Baptizm with added tracks will also hit stores.

"A really great album came out of it, but what it did was leave all these other tracks that I'd done with John and Cozy," Tipton says. "I always knew that Cozy was a great drummer, but I never realized what good a bass player John was, until he came down to the studio and started to play. I always felt that these tracks were valuable tracks, and deserved to see the light of day."

While the music on both releases is similar stylistically to Judas Priest, Tipton supplies lead vocals for the first time. "I would never say I've got a good voice by any stretch of the imagination," he admits. "Interesting, maybe. I'm very lucky in the sense that being a songwriter, I can write the songs tailor-made for my limited vocal ability. So my voice is like another instrument, that I can write the songs to suit."

Of the two bonus tracks that are included on the re-release of Baptizm Of Fire, the album-closing ‘New Breed’ proved special for Tipton. "My daughter wrote it with me, and my son plays drums on there," he says. "So it's the first time that we worked together really, as a father-daughter-son team."

Tipton will soon be setting his sights back on Judas Priest and working on the follow-up to 2005's Angel of Retribution, which was the band's first album with Halford since 1990's Painkiller.

"We've had a break - we've been out for almost two years," Tipton says. "We all decided to take January off, and then we're going to start writing the new album in February. We are doing a charity show for the Teenage Cancer Trust at (London's) Albert Hall in April, and we are talking about some summer festivals (in Europe). But our main priority is to write the next Judas Priest album - that'll be the number one thing on our agenda."


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
LORDS OF THE TRIDENT Premiere 360 Degree VR Video "Zero Hour"
SAXON Unleash New Video For Track "Predator"
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE Announce New Album Broken
BYZANTINE Launches New Video For "The Cicada Tree"
ARCHER NATION Readies New Album Beneath The Dream
WARKINGS Release First Glorious Single, Video "Gladiator"
DECIBEL METAL & BEER FEST: LA Announces PRE-FEST With ARMORED SAINT, NIGHT DEMON, PERSEKUTOR And UADA
WRATH Streams New Track "Draw Blood" From The New Album Rage
DEVILSKIN Release "ENDO" Video With Important Message
KISS Announces The "End Of The Road" Final Tour
MADBALL Release Music Video For "Freight Train"
ICARUS WITCH Return With Goodbye Cruel World Album
TRIBULATION Release "Nightbound" Video
VIRGIN STEELE Will Release With Seven Devils Moonshine Special 5 CD Boxset For Their 35th Anniversary
KNAC-FM DJ THRASHPIE Release Head Bangin' Radio Book
DREAM CHILD Drop "Midnight Song" Video
WITHIN TEMPTATION Announce New Album Resist
BMG To Reissue DIO's Classic 1996 - 2004 Studio Albums
DEE SNIDER Is "American Made" With New Video
STEEL PANTHER Announce More "SUNSET STRIP LIVE!" Tour Dates
IMPELLITTERI Unleash "Run For Your Life" Video
THE POWER OF THE RIFF Makes Its Return To Los Angeles In November
GRAVE DIGGER Stream New Track "The Power Of Metal"
VOIVOD Release "Inconspiracy" Video, 7 Inch EP
CASTLE Unveils New Song "Can't Escape The Evil"
MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Announces East Coast "BASSTORY" Dates
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Premiere "When The Seasons Change" Video
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Stream Track "Ten Thousand Against One"
LACUNA COIL Release "Blood, Tears, Dust" Clip From The 119 Show - Live In London
ARCHITECTS Return With Holy Hell Album
STEELHEART Set To Release Rock'n Milan Live Album, DVD
'A BOWIE CELEBRATION' Announces 32-Date North American Winter Tour
BLACKTOP MOJO Reveal PledgeMusic Campaign To Fund Upcoming Album
POP EVIL Announces 2018 Canadian Headline Tour Dates
SODOM To Release New EP Partisan In November
CIRITH UNGOL Releases First New Track Since 1991 With "Witch's Game"
STRATOVARIUS To Release Enigma: Intermission 2
ENUFF Z'NUFF Release Video For Title Track of New Album Diamond Boy
ALCATRAZZ Reveal Parole Denied-Tokyo 2017 Live LP
SEPTICFLESH Announce Show With Live Orchestra
HELIX To Release A Helix Christmas Album
SUPERSUCKERS Debut "History Of Rock N' Roll" Video
LOUDER THAN LIFE Daily Music Schedule Announced
STEVE VAI Reveals First Round Of Guests Performing At “The Big Mama-Jama Jamathon”
FIFTH ANGEL Unleash 'Can You Hear Me' Lyric Video
GHOST Announces 2019 European Headline Dates
WITHERFALL Release "Ode to Despair" Single/Video
AUDIOTOPSY Reveal Grooving New Track "What Am I?"
KROKUS To Call It A Day With "Adios Amigos Tour"
Former MUSHROOMHEAD Frontman, Co-Founder JEFFREY NOTHING Returns With New Single
METAL ALLEGIANCE Unleash New Beer Visualizer Video For "The Accuser"
FOZZY Announces Full Canadian Tour
SEVENTH WONDER Debut New Song "The Everones"
MADAM X Release ‘Monstrocity’ Music Video
GRETA VAN FLEET Announces Its Debut Full-Length Album, Anthem of The Peaceful Army
YOB Premiere "Original Face" Video
RIVER CITY ROCKFEST Announces Band Performance Times
BEHEMOTH Launches Video For "Wolves Ov Siberia"
RED FANG Announce Late 2018 West Coast Tour Dates
AFTERSHOCK, LOUDER THAN LIFE Festivals Announce VINNIE PAUL ALL-STAR TRIBUTES
OBSCURA Announce Winter 2019 Headlining Tour Dates
OZZY OSBOURNE Partners With OMAZE To Offer Fans An Epic Concert Experience
HOLTER Set To Release Vlad The Impaler Album
KAMELOT Premiere Video For "MindFall Remedy"
VICIOUS RUMORS Kick Off the "Digital Dictator 30th Anniversary Tour" With SOLD OUT Show In Santa Rosa
SEVEN KINGDOMS Announce North American Headline Tour
ANTHRAX To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of State Of Euphoria With Special Edition
STRYPER Guitarist OZ FOX To Resume Touring After Medical Scare
GWAR Takes Over DC's Rick And Morty-Themed Pop-Up Bar
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Announce New Album, 2019 "Tour Of Chaos"
THE VEER UNION Launch "Living Not Alive" Video
KINGDOM COME Confirms Addditonal Tour Dates For Band's 30-Year Anniversary Tour
SUNFLOWER DEAD Release "Victim" Video
SOULFLY Stream Title Track To New Album Ritual
OPETH Start Pre-Order For "Ghost Of Perdition (Live)" On 10" Vinyl





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News