Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Addresses His Short-Live Four-Piece Tour Decision: “It’s All About Me, It’s Not About The Band”


Judas Priest's Rob Halford addresses his fleeting four-piece tour decision:

Last month, rock band Judas Priest announced that they would be quartet tour, shocking many fans. Although this will no longer be the case as member Andy Sneap has resumed his role in the group. According to Rob Halford, losing a band member for training was his idea.

After being nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Halford spoke with Billboard about their entry. During the conversation, he suggested that the band would do a four-man tour, which triggered the fans. Apparently the decision was made by Halford and not the rest of the band.

Here’s what Halford had to say about it,

“To have done something like a four-piece now wouldn’t have been fair, ridiculous, crazy, crazy, off my rocker, have a cup of tea and relax. It’s kind of water under the bridge now. I think my heart was in the right place, but I’m not the first musician to have had a crazy idea.

In January, a statement was released by Judas Priest thanking Sneap for his hard work with the band as guitarist. Then I will mention that he would return, but as a producer. According to Sneap, Halford contacted him saying the band wanted to be a quartet. Despite respecting the band’s decision, the news greatly disappointed Sneap.

A few days later, it was revealed that Sneap would actually be touring alongside the rest of the band.

KK Downing, a former guitarist of the band, expressed his feelings on this subject, finding the situation “insulting”. He will even call it a “slap in the face”.



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