2009 News Archive

4th December 2009

Judas Priest Grammy Nomination for Dissident Aggressor

JUDAS PRIEST HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR ANOTHER GRAMMY!

Best Metal Performance

    * Dissident Aggressor
    * Judas Priest
    * Track from: A Touch Of Evil — Live

29th November 2009

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1st October 2009

Interview with Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton on Rick Wakeman's TV show

Interview with Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton on Rick Wakeman's TV show:

13th October, 2009 & 31st October, 2009
 
Rick Wakeman Face To Face With Judas Priest
 
10.30am
12.00noon
14.00pm
17.00pm
19.00pm
 
Tune in on Sky Channel 378 - Rock On TV

28th August 2009


Extra Japan Shows announced!

We are very happy to announce that we will be doing two extra shows in JAPAN along with the LOUD PARK FESTIVAL on 17th October - They are:

14TH OCTOBER   KOBE KOKUSAI KAIKAN (KOBE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE)/KOBE

15TH OCTOBER   AICHI GEIJYUTSU GEKIJYO (AICHI PREFECTURAL ARTS THEATER)/NAGOYA

24th August 2009

Message from Judas Priest after US Tour

Just finished our US Tour - we're all going to take a short rest now before we head off to Japan!!  The US shows were fabulous and the audience reaction was fantastic!!  A big thank you to everyone who came to the shows - we had a great time - our only sorrow was that Whitesnake were not able to finish the last few shows with us due to David's very bad throat infection - He's getting better now so hopefully we'll all be working together again sometime in the not too distant future!  See you next time round!!

Judas Priest

13th August 2009


Whitesnake tour announcement

It is with deep regret that we have to announce that WHITESNAKE will unfortunately not be able to continue on the remainder of our tour in the US - David Coverdale is suffering from very severe throat problems and is under strict doctor's orders to stop singing immediately or could do serious damage to his vocal chords.  We are very sorry - we loved having WHITESNAKE out with us and we wish David a very speedy recovery.

Judas Priest

3rd August 2009


KK Downing audio interview with Classic Rock Revisited

Classic Rock Revisited Editor Jeb Wright interviewed Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing on July 31, 2009 to discuss Priest's new live CD, A Touch of Evil Live, as well as the upcoming 30th anniversary of the classic album British Steel.

http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/interviewKK.htm

29th July 2009


PRESS RELEASE: Judas Priest Southern Florida show will be filmed for live DVD!

ATTENTION ALL METALHEADS: JUDAS PRIEST’S UPCOMING SOUTHERN FLORIDA SHOW WILL BE FILMED FOR A LIVE DVD - NOT TO BE MISSED - TICKETS ON SALE NOW -  SO BE THERE!!!!

It is hard to pinpoint when heavy metal history is going to be made. However, an upcoming event will surely be one of the few times you know for sure that it will. Judas Priest will be filming their upcoming August 17th performance at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, FL, for a DVD that will be included in a forthcoming expanded 30th Anniversary edition of their 1980 classic, ‘British Steel.’ As with all of their U.S. summer dates this year, Priest has been performing the album in its entirety from front to back. With the band playing the entire ‘British Steel’ repertoire, the August 17th show at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena in Hollywood, Florida (which will be one of the last of this US Summer ’09 tour) will surely capture Priest at their peak!!  Not to be missed!!

‘British Steel’ has long been considered one of metal’s all-time classics. It was with this release that Priest truly broke through to the masses, with a pair of tracks that have become fixtures on rock radio - the enduring anthems “Breaking the Law” and “Living After Midnight.” But like all classic albums, there is not a single weak track detected on ‘British Steel,’ as evidenced by such standouts as the perennial concert highlight, “Metal Gods,” as well as “Rapid Fire,” “Grinder,” “United,” and “The Rage,” among others.

Produced by Tom Allom, ‘British Steel’ was recorded at Tittenhurst Park in England - which is a mansion owned at the time by former Beatle Ringo Starr, and previously owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. In 2001, the album was remastered and reissued with extra bonus tracks, and also, was the subject of an in-depth study as part of the popular ‘Classic Albums’ DVD series.

So come on out on August 17th and cheer the mighty Priest on as they document on stage an album that has served as the perfect metal summer soundtrack year after year and constantly picks up new converts.........don't miss your chance to be included in this rare DVD footage!!

Tickets for this show are now on sale.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D0042ABE4CD41EB?artistid=807246&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=200

http://hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com/event-188.html

21st July 2009


Mark Wilkinson Shadowplay art book

Mark Wilkinson, our art director who we have worked with for many years is publishing a book about his art this Autumn called Shadowplay. It will be the definitive book about his work and feature the best of his album covers for the past 30 years including of course all the art he has done for Judas Priest.  It will be available in 2 formats - a hardback standard edition and a highly collectible deluxe limited edition of 500 called the 'Black Box' housed inside a black clothbound slipcase with a wallet containing some art prints.
More details can be found here:
 http://www.the-masque.com/shad1.pdf

18th July 2009


Win the Judas Priest Harley-Davidson Crossbones bike

If you want a chance to win the HARLEY-DAVIDSON CROSSBONES BIKE that JUDAS PRIEST are using on stage during the US Summer Tour - it has been customised with JUDAS PRIEST 'BRITISH STEEL' graphics and a JUDAS PRIEST logo! 

The band will be signing the bike at the end of the tour and some lucky winner will own it!!


Click here for the details of how to be in with a chance to win the bike!!


10th July 2009

Vote for Judas Priest in this poll to find the the best dual-guitar team in metal!

Vote for Judas Priest in this poll to find the the best dual-guitar team in metal!

http://music.msn.com/superfans/heavy-metal/blog/weekend-poll-best-dual-guitar-team-in-metal/

10th July 2009

Judas Priest - A Touch Of Evil Live trailer

9th July 2009


Metal Express Radio: 20 Years of British Steel special with Glenn Tipton!

Tune in Thursday at 15:00 CET (9 AM EST) and 21:00 CET (3 PM EST) to catch GLENN's insights about one of PRIEST's most popular albums, and one of Metal's most important!

http://www.metalexpressradio.com/menu.php?main=special

7th July 2009


A Touch Of Evil Live - Full Album Stream

Stream the whole new album today!

Head over to Metalsucks.net
and listen to A Touch Of Evil Live right now!

If you'd like to pre-order the album you can do so here, and sign up to win an autographed copy right here!

A Touch Of Evil Live is released everywhere next week


23rd June 2009

Vote for Judas Priest in the Guitar Hero awards

Vote for Judas Priest in the Guitar Hero Smash Hits 2009 Music Awards.

Judas Priest are in these 2 categories:


Song of the Year

Best Guitar Shred