2006 News Archive

18th December 2006

It has come to our attention that someone is trying to falsely impersonate Glenn Tipton on a Myspace site. Please note that this site is totally unauthorised, unofficial and not legitimate and absolutely nothing at all to do with Glenn Tipton or Judas Priest. The only official sites relating to Glenn Tipton and Judas Priest are JudasPriest.com and GlennTipton.co.uk

Jayne Andrews

11th September 2006

As usual when the band are working on a new album, the website will be very quiet - the guys do not want any information being given out at this time - as soon as they are ready to announce anything I will do so for them!! They are taking a very short break just now but will continue working on the album next week - it is going incredibly well!! So please, be patient and as I always say............it will be worth waiting for!!!

11th September, 2006

6th May 2006

Judas Priest will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn Wednesday night May 24th at 8:30 PDT.
For a station near you, and information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast, go to www.RocklineRadio.com

21st April 2006

Photo session for Burrn! Magazine (Japan)

Judas Priest being photographed with their gold cups for sweeping the Japanese polls in Burrn!

Teenage Cancer Trust Show 'A Tribute to Tommy Vance' night at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England on 31st March, 2006

A little bit of live footage (taken from the sound desk and the side of the stage!) of the last number 'Take on the World' where we got Ian Gillan, Roger Glover (and the band), the Scorpions and Boned on stage to join us!!


21st April 2006

VH1's first Rock Honors show is being taped on Thursday, May 25 at 8PM at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. VH1 want JUDAS PRIEST's fans to spread the word as we'd like to get tickets to the core fans.

Tickets priced at $60, $125 and $175, not including applicable service charges, will go on sale Saturday, April 22nd via www.ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. If fans are in the Vegas area they can go directly to the Mandalay Bay Box office or by call them at 877.632.7400 or 702.632.7580.

The best seats will go to the fans, so book them asap!

18th April 2006



The First Annual Event Will Feature Tributes To Rock Music's Elite
From The Mandalay Bay Events Center In Las Vegas

VH1 debuts the first ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock with the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors". This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of KISS, Queen, Def Leppard and JUDAS PRIEST. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

Premiering on Wednesday, May 31 at 9PM*, "VH1 Rock Honors", will be taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 25. The 2 - hour tribute will salute the groundbreaking bands of rock, the once in a lifetime events and the influential people who made a lasting mark on the history of hard rock.

The influence of these honorees will be felt through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of today's hottest rock acts as well as the legends themselves.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 22nd via www.ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets or in Las Vegas by going directly to the Mandalay Bay Box Office or by calling 877-632-7400 or 702-632-7580. For VIP Tickets Contact VH1 Save The Music at 212-846-7882 or rsvp@vh1.com.

For more information go to www.vh1.com and check soon for interactive honoree profiles, exclusive programming, show information and more.

7th April 2006

Judas Priest conceptual album: Based upon the life and predictions of nostradamus

Judas Priest are creating their first conceptual album based upon the life and predictions of Nostradamus!

This album will be theatrically staged and performed in its entirity as an epic musical by Judas Priest!

More news later!!

7th April, 2006

6th April 2006

Judas Priest took the Royal Albert Hall in London by storm on Friday night - it was all in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust - and we've been told it was one of the best shows they've had!! It was a great night with the Scorpions, Ian Gillan & Friends and Boned - we got all of the artists to join the band on stage at the end during 'Take on the World' - it was a fantastic atmosphere - all in aid of a wonderful cause!

Photos: Jo Lee






Photos: Rolf Schulenberg


21st February 2006


Judas Priest


'The Essential Judas Priest' has burst onto the scene as a new double CD encompassing many of the very best tracks from the band including Judas Rising, Breaking The Law, The Hellion/Electric Eye and Living After Midnight - It is the ultimate collection of tracks by this amazing band. Judas Priest are truly iconic figures in metal, having spent 30 years writing & recording classic tracks and performing spectacular live shows. The band have sold in excess of 30 million albums, and thrilled audiences around the world. The definitive line up of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), K.K Downing (guitar), Ian Hill (bass) and Scott Travis (drums), who reformed in July 2003, have established a hugely impressive catalogue, superbly showcased by 'The Essential'.


Judas Priest

DVD: “Live Vengeance ’82”

“One of the most important, influential and imitated bands ever…” - Kerrang
“There would be no heavy metal without Judas Priest” – Scott “Not” Ian (Anthrax)

Judas Priest’s legendary “Live Vengeance ‘82” concert is set to get it’s first ever stand alone DVD release in early 2006.



Click Here for the complete Press Release.

13th February 2006

JUDAS PRIEST will be appearing at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England on 31st March 2006 (the only show they will be playing this year!) - this is a special performance in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust Charity and is a tribute to Tommy Vance (UK's Friday Rock Show) who sadly is no longer with us - Also appearing will be special guests:
- opening the show will be an unknown band called 'Boned' who Tommy Vance was a great supporter of!

Tickets go on sale on 14th February, 2006 (www.royalalberthall.com)

8th February 2006

All of the Band took a well deserved break over the Christmas and New Year holidays - having been touring for nearly two years they were badly in need of recharging their batteries! Now they are raring to go and are starting work on their new studio album - for this reason they have decided not to do any touring this year but to work straight through on the new album! Once we are further down the line with it I'll give you some updates!

We have just heard from Burrn! magazine in Japan that Judas Priest have swept the polls!

The Best Group of the year: JUDAS PRIEST
The Best Album of the year: JUDAS PRIEST 'Angel Of Retribution'
The Best Live Performance in Japan: JUDAS PRIEST
The Best Album Cover: JUDAS PRIEST 'Angel Of Retribution'
The Best Vocalist of the year: ROB HALFORD/JUDAS PRIEST

Needless to say we are all very happy about these results - they are fantastic! So a big thank you to Judas Priest's Japanese fans!!

Jayne Andrews
8th February, 2006

7th February 2006

Check out Glenn Tiptons solo page for news on his new releases!!

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