Judas Priest released one of their best albums to date in “Firepower” earlier this year which earned the band raving reviews. Currently, the band is on tour with Deep Purple and have a date at Darien Lake Ampitheater on Wednesday September 5th. BackstageAxxess enjoyed an interviewer with the longest tenure member of the band in bassist Ian Hill. Hill answered questions about what the fans can expect from the current tour with Deep Purple including set lengths. We also talked about how the band is dealing with guitarist Glenn Tipton’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. In addition to those subjects, he addressed how the band dealt with comments from former guitarist K.K. Downing on the matter of Tipton’s diagnosis and why he wasn’t asked to rejoin the band again. We also looked ahead and talked about the band celebrating its 50th year in music in 2019 and if the band is planning on anything special for that.
Sit back and enjoy this conversation with a true English gent in bassist Ian Hill of Judas Priest!
We would like to thank Chip Ruggieri for setting up the interview with Ian. For more information on purchasing tickets to the show at Darien Lake on September 5, 2018, please go to: Tickets. If your looking for Judas Priest information including the new album “Firepower,” then click here: Judas Priest. For those looking to make a difference in wanting to purchase a T-Shirt to benefit the Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation Charity, then go here: Charity.