Rob Halford Shares The Current Status Of Glenn Tipton Who’s Struggling With Parkinson’s Disease
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford was recently interviewed by Metal Pilgrim this week and talked about the upcoming album of the band and revealed the current health status of Glenn Tipton after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
Back in 2018, Glenn Tipton made an official statement on his social media accounts and confirmed that he had been struggling with Parkinson’s for a while. The iconic star also stated that his doctor noticed that he had the disease for more than 10 years. Although Tipton is still struggling with his disease, he did not give up on playing and recording for Judas Priest.
In his latest interview with Metal Pilgrim’s YouTube channel, The Metal God was asked to detail the first album of Judas Priest after releasing ‘Firepower’ which was the band’s only studio album since 1988’s ‘Ram It Down.’ While revealing that they are recording the upcoming album with Priest guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, Halford also stated that Glenn is still hungry for writing new material for Priest.
Regarding the new album, Rob Halford stated that:
“I remember that month of writing sessions that we had at Glenn’s studio. It was incredible. I love the start of any process of making a record because anything can happen. We’ve always said, with Priest, is that we never really have an agenda or have an idea. The closest we got to that philosophy was the ‘Firepower’ album.
We really wanted to focus on the classic elements of Priest, and I think we got the job done. So this next one will have its own legs like they all do, its own character. Yeah, just talking now, I can hear the songs in my head, and they’re great. You think you can only go so far, but this proves that that’s a disputed idea. You can go as far as you wanna go, as long as you’re channeling all the proper ingredients, and the proper ingredients of Priest have always been the energy of metal, the power of metal, the endless opportunities. “
Judas Priest frontman continued saying:
“And all of that is embedded in the fact that myself and Richie and Glenn are still as hungry for writing new Priest material as we ever were. Particularly Glenn and I have been doing it forever, but since Richie’s been with us, even more so. Richie’s like this endless well of riffs and ideas. It’s just, like, ‘Oh my God. We need to stop now. We need to digest everything that you’ve just played us.”
You can watch the interview below.