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Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band from Birmingham, formed in 1968. Judas Priest's core line-up consists of vocalist Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing, and bassist Ian Hill. The band has gone through several drummers over the years, though Scott Travis has held the position since 1989. They have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands. Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods" from their song of the same name. They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide., and were named the 78th greatest artist of all time by VH1 in 2010.
April 20, 2011
K.K. Downing has left Judas Priest and will not be joining them on their forthcoming tour, it has been announced. The guitarist, a founding member of Judas Priest, has announced his retirement from the band. Read more
January 25, 2011
More acts have been announced to play the High Voltage Festival this year. Black Country Communion, Jethro Tull , MSG, Spock's Beard and Caravan will now play at the two day event. Read more
December 7, 2010
Judas Priest have announced that their world tour next summer will be their last. The band will play a number of festivals including a headline slot at London's High Voltage on July 23. Read more
December 7, 2010
Judas Priest and Dream Theater are set to headline the High Voltage Festival next year, it has been announced. Juads Priest will headline the Saturday night whilet Dream Theater will play the Sunday night of the event, which runs from July 23-24 at Victoria Park, London. Read more
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