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TIMELINE AND FAQS

This Frequently Asked Questions page is combines an overview timeline with brief descriptions and links to all the rare and unique info covering the band's entire history. There are quite a lot of interesting details and stories the band has amassed over the past 30 years, which are recorded within the mass of the Info Pages, so this is designed to put their access into one
easy-to-find place.

At the moment, it is a work in progress, but rest assured, I am updating this page on an almost daily basis because I do recognize the importance of such a tool!

TIMELINE/RARE DETAILS

1969
          Judas Priest Mark I: Al Atkins - vocals; Bruno Stapenhill - bass; John Perry - guitar; John Partridge - drums
          Judas Priest Mark II: Al Atkins - vocals; Bruno Stapenhill - bass; Ernie Chataway - guitar; John Partridge - drums
          A two-song demo is cut that leads the band to a deal with Immediate Records, but the label folds a mere two months later
  • In 1969, Judas Priest were a progressive blues band that had none of the members we know today! In fact, a young Kenny Downing auditioned for the open guitar slot and was turned down! LINK
  • The name JUDAS PRIEST came from a Bob Dylan song, "The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest" LINK

1970
          Judas Priest Mark III: Al Atkins - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Ian Hill - bass; John Ellis - drums

  • Ken Downing (who was turned down by the original Judas Priest) and friend Ian Hill were the ones who founded the Judas Priest of today. They were originally going to call their band Freight! LINK
  • Rob Halford was not the first front man of this second incarnation of the band - original Priest vocalist Al Atkins teamed up with Ken and Ian and brought the name to them. LINK

1971
          Judas Priest Mark III: Al Atkins - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Ian Hill - bass; Alan Moore - drums
          Judas Priest Mark IV: Al Atkins - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Ian Hill - bass; Chris Campbell - drums

1972
          Judas Priest sign to I.M.A., an artist agency run by Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and a sketchy two-song demo is cut at Zella
          Records.

1973
          Judas Priest Mark V: Rob Halford - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Ian Hill - bass; John Hinch - drums
          A two-song demo is cut at Sarm Studios that gets the band recognized by several labels, including Gull Records

1974
          Judas Priest Mark VI: Rob Halford - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Glenn Tipton - guitar; Ian Hill - bass; John Hinch - drums
          Judas Priest sign to Gull Records on April 16, recruit guitarist Glenn Tipton, and record their debut album ROCKA ROLLA
          with Black Sabbath producer Rodger Bain

  • After Rob joined, Priest cut a demo that landed them a deal on Gull Records in 1974. At this time, the band was still a foursome; it was Gull label President David Howells who suggested that Priest stand out from other bands by adding a second solo instrument, even suggesting a horn player! Fortunately for all of us, K.K. asked former Flying Hat Band guitarist Glenn Tipton to come onboard. LINK
  • Future Iron Maiden and Halford manager Rod Smallwood signs Judas Priest to the major-league MAM Agency. LINK
  • The producer of the early Sabbath albums, Rodger Bain, was asked to do the debut album for Priest because Bain had become known as "THE heavy metal producer". Unfortunately, Howells and Bain decided to "tone-down" the final mix to make the album more "presentable" to charts and radio. The album cover also gave a different image of the band. The late changes did not sit well with the band or their fans and the compromise failed to pay off for Gull! LINK
  • An unreleased song "Mother Sun" was recorded as an acoustic demo that never made the ROCKA ROLLA album, yet the band played it live and it exists as a bootleg! LINK
  • Later re-issues of ROCKA ROLLA featured different artwork commissioned by David Howells. The correct title of that painting is "THE STEEL TSAR" LINK
  • Ken Downing did not get his initials K.K. until their first tour to Denmark, where a girl who couldn't pronounce "Kenny" simply called him K.K.! The name stuck as a stage name ever since. The second K does not stand for anything. LINK
  • The single for "Rocka Rolla" was going to be remixed and released in the States by Tamla/Motown Records, with a US tour planned for May of '75, but things fell through once again... LINK

1975
          Priest appear on British Television via the OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST and play at the prestigious Reading Festival
          Judas Priest Mark VII: Rob Halford - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Glenn Tipton - guitar; Ian Hill - bass; Alan Moore - drums
          Judas Priest enter the studios to record their second album for Gull Records, SAD WINGS OF DESTINY

  • In late '75, Priest recorded a version of "Diamonds And Rust" for Gull Records, but that version wasn't released until after the band left the label and had success with a re-recording of the song. LINK
  • The symbol that graces the covers of several Priest albums and merchandise is officially called the "Judas Priest cross", though Glenn and Rob have both referred to it as "the Devil's pitchfork", because of the similar shape. Artist Patrick Woodroffe no longer remembers where he got the symbol from, but he thinks it's source may have been ancient Egypt. LINK
  • PAINKILLER producer Chris Tsangarides had to wing it as an engineer on SAD WINGS OF DESTINY. LINK
  • Despite the success of SAD WINGS OF DESTINY, Gull Records refused to give the band any money to survive on. Members even had to consider getting jobs and possibly breaking up the band! LINK

1976
          After releasing SAD WINGS OF DESTINY, Priest sever ties with their management and with Gull Records. Under new
          management, they secure a deal with CBS Records in the US.

  • The success and strength of SAD WINGS OF DESTINY caught the attention of several big labels, who were after Priest when news of them leaving Gull Records got out. But it was CBS Records A&R man Paul Atkinson's determination that got Priest into a worldwide deal that served them quite well for 15 years... LINK

1977
          Judas Priest Mark VIII: Rob Halford - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Glenn Tipton - guitar; Ian Hill - bass; Simon Phillips -
          drums
          Judas Priest Mark IX: Rob Halford - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Glenn Tipton - guitar; Ian Hill - bass; Les Binks - drums
          Judas Priest record their first album for CBS Records, with Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover producing and session player
          Simon Phillips on drums at Ramport Studios (owned by The Who); CBS also allow Priest to enjoy their first ever tour of the
          States

  • Rob welcomed a rival city by accident at the 1977 DAY ON THE GREEN show! LINK

1978
          Judas Priest release their second album for CBS, STAINED CLASS - a precursor to speed metal
          They also release another album that same year titled KILLING MACHINE
          The British leg of the tour was called "X Certificate"

  • The lyrics to "Better By You, Better Than Me" are about a lover going off to war; they are not about suicide... LINK
  • "Beyond The Realms Of Death" was co-written by drummer Les Binks because he was left-handed and trying to play a right-handed guitar. LINK
  • "Hero's End" was the song originally blamed for the suicide deaths of two teens some seven years after its release. LINK
  • Def Leppard recruited guitarist Pete Willis at a Judas Priest show. LINK
  • Rob got his first leather outfit from a place in London called Mr. S Leather Company. LINK
  • Marie Osmond objected to Rob using a bullwhip on the TOP OF THE POPS stage set. LINK
  • Some wild props Rob used before the motorcycle were a bullwhip and a machine gun, both of which caused trouble for the band... LINK

1979
          KILLING MACHINE adds a cover song, "The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)" and gets a title change for the US
          Tom Allom comes aboard to produce the band's first live album
          Les Binks leaves in the summer and Dave Holland joins in August
          Priest's first live album, UNLEASHED IN THE EAST, is released, but in Japan, it goes under the title PRIEST IN THE EAST,
          and adds four extra songs on a limited souvenir EP

  • CBS Records US division wanted the title KILLING MACHINE changed due to it having "murderous implications". LINK
  • The title "Hell Bent For Leather" is rumored to be taken from a verse in the song "Rawhide". LINK
  • Rob Halford wrote a book titled LIBRARY OF TEARS in '79, but it has never been published... LINK
  • The song "Green Manalishi" is about having too much money. LINK
  • K.K. bought a 1964 Flying V that Michael Schenker had been looking at and wanted to buy. LINK
  • In Dublin, Priest were told they couldn't use the motorcycle because it might cause a riot in the crowd, so the band threatened to not go on if they couldn't deliver the goods as promised in local papers. After convincing the local authorities that a cancelled show would cause an even greater riot, they were allowed to use the bike, with turned out to be a success. LINK
  • Rob Halford got his first stage Harley-Davidson motorcycle for only $1.00, as a promotional tool to help boost sales of the then-sinking motorcycle company. LINK
  • Tom Allom worked for the same management company as Priest, so he was brought in to produce their first live album, having had prior "heavy metal" experience engineering early Sabbath albums. LINK
  • UNLEASHED IN THE EAST is mixed at Ringo Starr's Startling Studios, a recording studio set up in John Lennon's former estate LINK
  • Rob Halford had to redo his vocals out on the balcony at Tittenhurst Place because he had a cold while in Tokyo (where the tracks were recorded) and his voice was not up to par representation for a live release. LINK
  • Two other songs from the February Tokyo shows were released as B-sides, but never on any reissues of UNLEASHED IN THE EAST or any CD compilations, and two final songs remain unreleased. LINK

1980
          Judas Priest Mark X: Rob Halford - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Glenn Tipton - guitar; Ian Hill - bass; Dave Holland - drums
          The band's breakthrough album, BRITISH STEEL, is recorded and released
          With BRITISH STEEL, Judas Priest also enter the music video age, a year before MTV was launched!
          Judas Priest play at Monsters Of Rock along with Rainbow, Scorpions and Saxon, among other known names

  • Judas Priest begin recording at Ringo Starr's house again, where they had mixed their live album and where Tom Allom had just finished producing and recording Def Leppard's ON THROUGH THE NIGHT only a month prior. LINK
  • A fabricated hoax was launched by renowned London PR agent Tony McBrain that got printed in the press around the world claiming the master tapes that would become BRITISH STEEL were stolen from the studio and a £50,000 ransom had to be paid to recover the tapes in time to launch a world tour and have the new album out! LINK
  • Two of the album's song have gone on to cartoon folklore... LINK
  • Glenn actually had a "Spinal Tap moment", where he got so mad at his equipment shocking him that he knocked all his gear over and walked off stage! LINK
  • Rob dropped his pants, exposing all during an April Fool's Day show at a Levi's Jeans 50th Anniversary celebration... LINK
  • Glenn and K.K. inadvertently helped set Scorpions guitarist Rudolph Schenker on the path to write "Blackout" LINK

1981
          Judas Priest record POINT OF ENTRY, a solid effort, but the straight rock/pop style leaves fans a bit cold...
          The world tour was called "World Wide Blitz"

  • According to the band, the title POINT OF ENTRY refers to the fact that Priest were a band about change, as they made a point of entry into the new decade of the '80s. LINK
  • A second album cover was made for the US pressing, as the UK version was too abstract and not well researched. But the US cover was even worse and required a black and white sticker showing a picture of the band, so that consumers would know it was a Priest album and not mistake it for a sci-fi B-movie soundtrack! LINK
  • Rob got his feet burned while filming the "Hot Rockin' " video. LINK
  • Priest had to drop their management company and handle the daily affairs themselves under their own S.M.A.I. (Secret Management Associates, Inc.) LINK
  • A stage prop accident almost ended the careers (and lives!) of some of the band members. LINK
  • Whitesnake arrived in the US to join the Priest and Maiden, only to discover their American label had not funded the tour! LINK
  • Gull Records bring back producer Rodger Bain to remix the original tracks he had recorded for ROCKA ROLLA. These are combined with several of the SAD WINGS OF DESTINY tracks and the result is released as HERO, HERO. Unfortunately, the results of the remix were not much better, and most later reissues of HERO, HERO don't even contain the remixed tracks! LINK

1982
          Judas Priest hit platinum status in America for the first time with their next release, SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE
          The world tour was called "World Vengeance"
          Fan response to the album and single was so good, the tour never made it out of North America!

  • The title is not about retaliation vengeance, but about an aggression in the music. LINK
  • Tracks were recorded for an album they were simply going to title SCREAMING, but after the band returned from a brief British tour and played back what they had recorded, they scrapped the tracks for lack of energy and started all over! LINK
  • The band's biggest hit ever, "You've Got Another Thing Comin' ", was a last minute idea to complete the album when they discovered they were still short a track. LINK
  • "You've Got Another Thing Comin' " would be used later on in a Burger King commercial and as joiner music on the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh radio talk show. LINK
  • As things began to get busy for the band on tour in the US and managing their affairs, Rob Halford asked John Baxter to come onboard to look after his personal business matters in the US. LINK
  • A live video was filmed in December and aired on MTV's SATURDAY NIGHT ROCK SHOW, then later released as JUDAS  PRIEST LIVE. LINK

1983
          In May, Priest sign up with Who manager Bill Curbishley and Trinifold Management and take part in one of the largest metal
          festivals ever, US Festival
          After a long stint of touring in the US at the shunning of their homeland, Priest finally return for a few European shows

  • "Freewheel Burning" is released as a single with an extra guitar intro not included on the final album. LINK
  • "Freewheel Burning" played live at Dortmund Rock Pop Festival, a month before the album's release. LINK

1984
          DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH is released. SIN AFTER SIN engineer Mark Dodson is brought back to engineer the new album
          The world tour was called
"Metal Conquerors"

  • The album was originally going to be titled KEEP THE FAITH LINK
  • K.K. got ran into by a taxi while in Spain for the recording. LINK
  • It is the only album Priest have recorded where every track (except one) was included in the live setlist. LINK
  • "Freewheel Burning" was originally going to be called "Fast And Furious". LINK
  • The song "Jawbreaker", according to Rob, is about cocksucking... LINK
  • "Rock Hard, Ride Free" was originally demoed as "Fight For Your Life". LINK
  • "Love Bites" does not contain a backwards message; it was simply a line in the chorus reversed! LINK
  • The song "Eat Me Alive" was originally titled "Bad Girls Wear Leather". LINK
  • When Priest appeared on 'The Tube', a cameraman kept his camera aimed at Glenn Tipton's crotch! LINK
  • This is the tour that hosted the infamous Madison Square Garden incident that cost Priest's insurance company an estimated $250,000 in damages and got them banned from the venue for life! LINK
  • Rob Halford laid down vocals for a demo tape of a local Phoenix band called SURGICAL STEEL LINK
  • Surgical Steel made good friends with Rob and members of Priest and even got to hear the new stuff before it was released. LINK

1985
          This was a quiet year for Priest, as as far as touring went, with only one concert performance - the worldwide broadcast
          event Live Aid! But for Rob Halford, it was quit an eventful year, as he got to record with Dio and almost with Tony Iommi. It
          was also a year in which Rob would find himself in rehab for alcohol and substance abuse...

  • Rob was one of the "star" singers on Ronnie James Dio's famous charity recording of "Stars" on the Hear 'N' Aid album. LINK
  • Rob almost became a guest singer on Tony Iommi's solo project SEVENTH STAR until Tony's label turned the project into a Black Sabbath release. LINK
  • The band had plans to release a double live album for their 10th Anniversary with CBS Records. But it was also going to be a chance to make their 10th studio album as well, so the plans changed... LINK
  • The initial studio album concept was to make it a double-album chronicling all the styles of metal Priest had explored over the past decade and to give it a working title of TWIN TURBOS... LINK
  • TURBO is the first heavy metal album recorded on all-digital equipment. LINK
  • The PMRC is formed in 1985 and places the song "Eat Me Alive" at number 3 on their "Filthy Fifteen" list, giving it an X rating for sexually explicit lyrics. Priest respond by writing "Parental Guidance". LINK
  • In July, the band plays their only concert in 1985: The worldwide broadcast event for relief in Africa, LIVE AID. It is here that Rob Halford meets Joan Baez, author of "Diamonds And Rust"... LINK
  • Former Surgical Steel and Racer X vocalist Jeff Martin wrote a verse of one TURBO track and sang on the chorus of another. LINK
  • An unreleased demo was given to Jeff Martin, who recorded the song with his group Racer X. The drummer was future Priest sticksman Scott Travis. LINK
  • TURBO had a full-on ad campaign called FUEL FOR LIFE. LINK
  • In November, Rob was hospitalized after overdosing on a painkiller to combat depression. He then faced a traumatic event that caused him to go into rehab for alcohol and substance abuse. LINK

1986
          TURBO is released and Jayne Andrews joins the Trinifold team as an assistant to the band
          The world tour was called "Fuel For Life"

  • Jayne Andrews joins in March of 1986. LINK
  • The song "Reckless" is chosen by Warner Brothers to be the title track for their upcoming film TOP GUN, but Priest decline, not only because they would have to take it off of TURBO, but because they had never heard of the actor Tom Cruise! It was a mistake that cost them the chance at having a 5-million selling hit! LINK
  • Many songs are held over to the next album and some won't appear until THE RE-MASTERS in 2001. Two tracks, "Under The Gun" and "Fighting For Your Love", have never been released. LINK
  • A bit of controversy is stirred-up when a drummer is discovered playing the songs under the Priest stage... LINK
  • The band faced several interesting and funny equipment failures on this tour... LINK
  • The cult classic documentary HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT is filmed during a stop along this tour. LINK
  • During their North American tour trek, it was discovered that Alice Cooper is not the only heavy metal master of golf... LINK

1987
          Judas Priest record the soundtrack single "Johnny B. Goode" as a favor to manager Bill Curbishley; then they record three
          mainstream songs with UK pop hit producers S/A/W as an experiment for possible future soundtracks

  • "Johnny B. Goode" is recorded and released as a soundtrack single to the film JOHNNY BE GOOD. Priest had missed their chance on TOP GUN and then blow it on this flop of a film... LINK
  • RAM IT DOWN uses several leftovers from the scrapped TWIN TURBOS sessions and pressure from the label causes confusion in the planning of the album. One song, titled "My Design" is scrapped from the album. "Fire Burns Below" and "Thunder Road" won't be released until THE RE-MASTERS... LINK
  • While RAM IT DOWN was awaiting final mixing, the guys were asked by their manager to do an experimental and fun project with three top UK hit producers. When the press found out, fan backlash caused the S/A/W session tracks to never be released... LINK

1988
          RAM IT DOWN is released
          The world tour was called "Mercenaries Of Metal"

  • During the tour, the members of the band are served a summons to appear in court concerning the suicide death and attempted suicide of two Nevada boys. LINK

1989
          Dave Holland and Tom Allom exit and Scott Travis comes aboard

  • Scott Travis tried to join Priest back in 1982 and he recorded an unreleased Priest song in 1986 with Racer X. LINK

1990
          Judas Priest Mark XI: Rob Halford - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Glenn Tipton - guitar; Ian Hill - bass; Scott Travis - drums
          The media circus surrounding the double-suicide deaths of two Nevada teens becomes a major event as Priest go to trial
          PAINKILLER is released
          Chris Tsangerides, an engineer back on SAD WINGS OF DESTINY, comes aboard as producer and co-writes one of the  
          album's hits         

  • The song that brought the original complaint was "Heroes End", but it was protected by the First Amendment, so the prosecution changed their plea to subliminal messages supposedly discovered in the song "Better By You, Better Than Me"... LINK
  • The proceedings revealed that Judas Priest were far from a devil-worshipping band of evil-doers - they actually participated in a lot of charity work! LINK
  • Priest return to Reno, Nevada to perform only a couple of months after the trial. They make news again, but this time for donating proceeds to the Community Runaway Youth Services. LINK
  • Judas Priest perform "Better By You, Better Than Me" for the first time in 12 years in response to the trial. LINK
  • Rob gives an incredible keynote address at Concrete Foundations and is recognized as the ambassador and diplomat of heavy metal. LINK
  • Glenn Tipton's older brother Gary worked as Glenn's guitar tech during the tour and noted rock author Garry Sharpe-Young designed Rob Halford's stage jacket. LINK

1991
          Priest play one of their largest shows at Rock In Rio II in South America
          The second US leg of the tour was called "Operation Rock 'N' Roll", in honor of the troops fighting in Operation Desert Storm

  • During Operation Rock 'N' Roll, Rob Halford and Alice Cooper rode down Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California in an army tank at 11:00 in the morning! LINK
  • Unfortunately, Rob Halford would end the tour with his worst motorcycle accident - one that left the band playing "Hell Bent For Leather" for the only time as an instrumental, while Rob lay on the ground knocked cold and hidden by dry ice! LINK

1992
          After almost 20 years of hard work helping make Judas Priest a heavy metal giant, Rob Halford quits the band to pursue
          other musical ventures         

  • Rob records "Light Comes Out Of Black" with members of Pantera for the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER soundtrack. LINK
  • Rob's new material was rejected by Columbia Records and management. It was too American thrash for Priest's traditional British metal sound. LINK
  • Contrary to press reports, Rob did not send a fax to quit the band. It was a mishandling by the legal representatives... LINK
  • Rob forms an artist agency called EMAS that helps release a chart-topping Australian metal band's album. LINK
  • Rob joins Black Sabbath for two memorable and history-making nights. There were even talks of having Rob become the next singer for Sabbath! While that never came together, Rob did record a track with members of Sabbath and Fight for a Sabbath tribute album.  LINK

1993
          METAL WORKS is released
          Fight Mark I:
Rob Halford - vocals; Brian Tilse - guitars; Jay Jay - bass; Scott Travis - drums; Russ Parish - guitars
          Fight release WAR OF WORDS
          The world tour was called "Let The Fight Begin!"

  • Rob recorded a movie soundtrack with members of Pantera. LINK
  • Rob made an attempt to reunite with Priest "for the sake of the fans", but was rejected by the band. LINK
  • How Rob came up with the name Fight. LINK
  • Scott Travis joined Rob in his solo venture Fight. While never quitting Priest, contingency plans were underway to cover the loss of Scott should he decide to stay with Rob... LINK
  • Rob sued Priest publisher EMI over publishing rights and sued the band over the name 'Judas Priest', in order to fully extricate himself from contractual obligations that were holding up the Fight WAR OF WORDS album. LINK

 1994
          Vocalist candidates were narrowed down to about 30 possibles and letters were sent informing of an upcoming
          audition...
          Glenn Tipton begins work on material he had written back in 1992, holding up the first vocal auditions.

          Fight Mark II:
Rob Halford - vocals; Brian Tilse - guitars; Jay Jay - bass; Scott Travis - drums; Robby Lochner - guitars
          The world tour continues under the title "Nailed To The Road"
          Fight release MUTATIONS and the "Christmas Ride" promo single

  • Several of the finalists up for the Judas Priest vocal position tell their stories: LINK
  • Though it never materialized, the rare Fight promo "Christmas Ride" was considered for inclusion in the live set! LINK
  • Learn Jay Jay's real name... LINK

 1995
         
Fight Mark III: Rob Halford - vocals; Brian Tilse - guitars; Jay Jay - bass; Scott Travis - drums; Mark Chaussee - guitars
          Fight release A SMALL DEADLY SPACE
          On their second North American leg of the '95 tour, Fight support Anthrax, where Rob and John Bush guest with each
          others' band to cover a Priest tune or two!
          The list of Judas Priest vocal candidates is narrowed to a "short-list" of about 10 finalists.
          By 1995, it was yet unclear whether Glenn's material would be for a solo project or a new version of Judas Priest...
          Fight disbands and Scott Travis returns, bringing with him a rough video of a singer performing in a  Judas Priest tribute
          band...

  • Glenn had spent some time working on material with drummer Cozy Powell and considered Cozy for the next Priest album, should Scott Travis not return and the songs turn out to go that direction. LINK
  • Glenn even considered forming an altogether new band with Cozy, bassist Neil Murray and vocalist John West... LINK
  • Find out what happened to the remaining members of Fight: LINK

1996
          The Rob Halford Band/Gimp: Rob Halford - vocals; John Lowery - guitar; James Wooley - keyboards and programming;
          Sid Riggs - drums; Sam Simms - bass

          Tim "Ripper" Owens comes aboard as the new vocalist and work begins on a new album.

  • Not only does Priest rise from the ashes with a new singer, but a voice from the past, Al Atkins, also returns to make Priest music with former drummer Dave Holland. LINK

1997
          Judas Priest Mark XII: Tim "Ripper" Owens - vocals; K.K. Downing - guitar; Glenn Tipton - guitar; Ian Hill - bass;
          Scott Travis - drums
          Glenn Tipton's BAPTIZM OF FIRE is released
          JUGULATOR is released

  • Glenn Tipton got signed to a major label, while Judas Priest remained on smaller specialty labels... LINK

1998
          Two Mark I:
Rob Halford - vocals; John Lowery - guitar and bass; Bob Marlette - keyboard and drum programming, bass;
          Phil Western - keyboard and drum programming; Anthony "Fu" Valcic - keyboards and drum programming

          '98 LIVE MELTDOWN is released
          Two release VOYEURS

          Two Mark II: Rob Halford - vocals; John Lowery - guitar; James Wooley - keyboards and programming; Sid Riggs - drums;
          Ray Riendeau - bass

  • Fans of heavy metal around the world are shocked when the Metal God himself declares: "Metal is dead and I am done with it." LINK
  • Rob Halford, for the first time publicly and officially, reveals to MTV: "I've been a gay man all of my life..." LINK
             

1999
          Two Mark III: Rob Halford - vocals; Derek Taylor - guitar; Sid Riggs - drums; Ray Riendeau - bass
          A follow-up to VOYEURS is anticipated, but Rob returns to his fans and his metal roots
. An early demo of "Silent Screams" is
          posted on the Two-Online site and www.RobHalford.com is born.

  • Judas Priest receive their second Grammy nomination for the single "Bullet Train". LINK

2000
          Halford Mark I: Rob Halford - vocals; "Metal" Mike Chlasciak - guitar; Patrick Lachman - guitar; Bobby Jarzombek - drums;
          Ray Riendeau - bass
          Halford release RESURRECTION and embark on a world tour with Queensrÿche and Iron Maiden
 

2001
          Phases 1 & 2 of THE RE-MASTERS completed
          DEMOLITION is released

2002
          Phase 3 of THE RE-MASTERS completed

2003
         
The long-awaited big announcement is made by CNN: Rob Halford has reunited with Judas Priest!

2004
          After a couple of failed attempts in previous years, Priest make their first ever appearance at Ozzfest and it is a raging
          success! It is also the first time that Judas Priest and fellow Birmingham metal legends Black Sabbath perform on the same
          nights and stage - metal history is made!

2005
         
ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION, the highly anticipated first new album from the original writing team and lineup in 15 years, is
          released

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNRELEASED TRACKS:

1971 (Demo with Al Atkins)

  • Mind Conception

  • Holy Is The Man

Recorded July 1971 at Zella Records, but never released.

1973: Demos with Rob Halford and band, but not Glenn Tipton

  • Run Of The Mill

  • Whiskey Woman

  • Red Light Lady

  • Ladies

These were on a demo recorded at London's Sarm Studios and sent to Gull Records that got Judas Priest their first record deal.

1974: Acoustic demo with just Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton

  • Mother Sun

A rough-take demo with just Rob on vocals and Glenn on acoustic guitar was made for Gull Records. The song was intended to be a big 'Queen'-type epic. Although it was performed during the 1975 UK tour, it was never recorded beyond that acoustic demo stage and a couple of live bootlegs (some from soundboard, but never leaked).  Drummer John Hinch recalls the song "Whiskey Woman" would open their early live sets with a guitar prelude that eventually became the intro to "Mother Sun" after "Whiskey Woman" evolved into "Victim Of Changes".

  • Caviar And Meths

A 10-minute plus demo version was recorded, complete with vocals, but was finally cut to a 2-minute instrumental for the album.

1978: Savage Studios pre-production demos

Pre-production demos of STAINED CLASS tracks recorded in Birmingham, England's Savage Studios. "White Heat, Red Hot" was among these pre-production demos, and the cover of Gun's "Race With The Devil" was also recorded during these sessions and later released as a bonus track on the SIN AFTER SIN Re-Master.

1981: POINT OF ENTRY advance tape

  • On The Run

This version has different lyrics, speed-metal pace, and spit-fire fast vocals.

1982

Five unknown titles from the SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE sessions were scrapped early on in favor of fresh songwriting.

1983/1984

  • Bad Girls Wear Leather (Became "Eat me Alive" on DEFENDERS  OF THE FAITH)

1985: TWIN TURBOS session

  • Ram It Down (Early demo version)

  • Under The Gun

  • Fighting For Your Love

These were recorded during the TURBO session, as are many of the bonus tracks on the RE-MASTERS.

1987: RAM IT DOWN sessions

  • My Design

     "A song called 'My Design', an epic - like a ride into the depths of hell."
- Rob Halford, Metal Hammer, 1987

1988: SAW Sessions

  • Runaround

  • I Will Return

  • You Are Everything

These were recorded with the famous UK hit producers Stock, Aitken, Waterman (under management of former Priest recording agent David Howells) as a favor to manager Bill Curbishley and as an experiment for possible future film soundtracks.

1995 -1996: JUGULATOR demos

Ten or more JUGULATOR demos which were reworked and completed after Ripper joined to suit his more aggressive, hard-core vocal style.

     "The songs were not recorded - just demoed, which is kind of good for Priest because we never really had any stuff in the can. Now we can develop these songs and get Owens involved and formulate some ideas for the next album."
- K.K., illliterature.com

1998

2-4 unreleased tracks from Two's VOYEURS sessions.

1999

Rob Halford's band Two started working on a second album, but only partial recordings were made:

     "I have some tracks left over [from the second Two album] in bits and pieces; in fact I have hundreds of songs back in Phoenix, Arizona I have written over the years, [But] I don't like going backwards as far as songs that might get reworked."
- Rob Halford, Online chat November 16, 2002

2000: RESURRECTION demo leftovers

10 leftover demos from the first Halford record. 24 tracks were demoed but only 14 were released (12 worldwide + 2 bonus tracks for Japan)
...

     "I've been listening to the 24 songs we'd demoed with Halford, and I've been listing all the way back to SAD WINGS OF DESTINY up to SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE. That's all I've been listening to, so my head is just way deep into Halford land."
- Roy Z.,
Hard Radio, November 10, 2000


2001: post-DEMOLITION demos

Some of these were co-written by Ripper Owens. These were written and recorded too late to make the final release, but were considered for a follow-up album. "Whats My Name" was released as a Japan-only bonus.

2002: CRUCIBLE pre-production sessions

  • Dead Men Talk

  • One Will (pre-release version)

Gordon "Gungi" Paterson ran sound for Judas Priest on their 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990 and 1991 tours. Rob Halford says Gungi made recordings off the soundboard of every Priest show they played:

     "My house is full of cassettes and records. I have an important collection of bootlegs. I have hours and hours of video and audio recordings. I've filmed all the Priest and Fight rehearsals. I collect everything."
- Rob Halford, Hard Rock magazine, June 2000

     "In fact, I have hundreds of songs back in Phoenix, Arizona I have written over the years..."
- Rob Halford, Online chat November 16, 2002


2004

  • An additional 5 to 12 tracks from the ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION session:

     "Actually, we had enough material for two complete albums. We probably had close to two dozen amazing songs, and we really had hoped to include all of them. We tried to create an 'A' list and a 'B' list of tracks, but that didn't really work. At some point reality set in, and we came to the conclusion that we'd need to cut down drastically to find the 12 tracks (which then became 10) that we wanted to comprise this disc. But it is nice to know there is some amazing Priest material already done and ready to go whenever we may choose to utilize it."
- Rob Halford, Hit Parader, November 2004

     "We wrote about fifteen or sixteen songs, and we ended up with ten. The other songs are still good, but they didn't fit into this batch, and an album needs to flow."
- Glenn Tipton, Metal Edge, May 2005

LEAD BREAKS:

Here is a track-by-track analysis of each song in the Judas Priest catalog, listing all of the lead guitar work performed by axemen Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing. Bonus tracks are on re-issue and RE-MASTER discs.

The info for SIN AFTER SIN through SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE is from the World Vengeance Tour Program, the info for TURBO through PAINKILLER is from the liner notes of the last four Re-Masters, and info for Rocka Rolla, Sad Wings Of Destiny, Defenders Of The Faith, Jugulator, Live Meltdown, Demolition, and the bonus tracks is from personal evaluation, using live video footage and the general rule that Glenn and K.K. are usually mixed in separate speakers:

     "...it's split...and mixed as usual so I'm on the left and Glenn's on the right."
- K.K. Downing, Metal Works liner notes

Also, Glenn is the main lead player, with a darker tone and a bluesier, more melodic solo style, while K.K. plays more of the rhythm and has a brighter tone and wilder guitar antics:

     "The one thing I ended up being able to play really well were chords. Since then, I've had a few classical lessons and some piano lessons, but I'll never be a melodic guitarist. I'm more into aggression than runs and scales, although I could play melodic guitar if I wanted to".
- K.K. Downing, POINT OF ENTRY tour program

ROCKA ROLLA

One For The Road: lead: KK
Rocka Rolla:
lead: split into 8 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn; harmonica: Rob; licks: Glenn & KK together; end lead: Glenn
Winter:
no specific lead break
Deep Freeze:
lead: KK
Winter Retreat:
no specific lead break
Cheater:
harmonica: Rob; lead: Glenn
Never Satisfied:
lead: KK
Run Of The Mill:
intro lead: Glenn - lead: KK
Dying To Meet You:
lead: KK
Caviar And Meths:
no specific lead break
Bonus Track:
Diamonds & Rust:
licks: Glenn


SAD WINGS OF DESTINY

Victim Of Changes: 1st lead: KK; 2nd lead: Glenn
The Ripper:
lead: Glenn
Dreamer Deceiver:
lead: Glenn
Deceiver:
lead: KK
Prelude:
keys and guitar: Glenn
Tyrant:
1st lead: split into 3 parts- Glenn/KK/Glenn; 2nd lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together; end licks: Glenn
Genocide:
licks: split into 3 parts - Glenn/KK/Glenn; lead: split into 3 parts -  KK/Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together; licks: split into 3 parts - Glenn/KK/Glenn; end lead: Glenn
Epitaph: piano: Glenn
Island Of Domination:
licks: KK


SIN AFTER SIN

Sinner: 1st lead: Glenn; middle lead: KK; final lead: Glenn
Diamonds And Rust:
licks: Glenn
Starbreaker:
lead: split into 3 parts - KK/Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Last Rose Of Summer:
lead: Glenn
Let Us Prey/Call For The Priest:
lead: split into 4 parts- KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Raw Deal:
lead: Glenn
Here Come The Tears:
lead: Glenn
Dissident Aggressor:
lead: KK
Bonus Tracks:
Race With The Devil:
lead: Glenn
Jawbreaker (Live):
lead: KK


STAINED CLASS

Exciter: 1st lead: Glenn; 2nd lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
White Heat, Red Hot:
lead: Glenn
Better By You, Better Than Me:
licks: Glenn
Stained Class:
lead: Glenn
Invader:
lead: Glenn
Saints In Hell:
no specific lead break
Savage:
lead: KK
Beyond The Realms Of Death: slow lead: Glenn; fast lead: KK
Heroes End:
lead: Glenn
Bonus Tracks:
Fire Burns Below:
acoustic lead: Glenn; Glenn & KK harmonizing together; 1st lead: Glenn;2nd lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together; 3rd lead: Glenn
Better By You, Better Than Me (Live):
licks: Glenn


KILLING MACHINE/HELL BENT FOR LEATHER

Delivering The Goods: lead: Glenn
Rock Forever:
lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Evening Star:
lead: split - Glenn/KK; slow echo: Glenn
Hell Bent For Leather:
lead: Glenn
Take On The World:
no specific lead break
Burning Up:
lead: KK
The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown):
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Killing Machine:
lead: Glenn
Running Wild:
middle lead: Glenn; end lead: KK
Before The Dawn:
lead: KK
Evil Fantasies:
licks: KK; slide lead: Glenn; end lead: KK
Bonus Tracks:
Fight For Your Life:
intro and all licks: Glenn; 1st lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together; 2nd lead: split - KK/Glenn; end lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Riding On The Wind (Live):
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn


UNLEASHED IN THE EAST

Exciter: lead: Glenn
Running Wild:
middle lead: Glenn; end lead: KK
Sinner:
1st lead Glenn; middle lead: KK; final lead: Glenn
The Ripper:
lead: Glenn
The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown):
lead: split into 4 parts- KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Diamonds & Rust:
licks: Glenn
Victim Of Changes:
1st lead: KK; 2nd lead: Glenn
Genocide:
licks: split into 3 parts - Glenn/KK/Glenn & KK together; lead: Glenn
Tyrant:
1st lead: Glenn; 2nd lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Bonus Tracks:
Rock Forever:
lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Delivering The Goods:
lead: Glenn
Hell Bent For Leather:
lead: Glenn
Starbreaker:
lead: split into 3 parts - KK/Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together


BRITISH STEEL

Rapid Fire: lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Metal Gods:
lead: Glenn
Breaking The Law:
no specific lead break
Grinder:
lead: Glenn
United:
no specific lead break
You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise:
lead: split - Glenn/KK
Living After Midnight:
lead: Glenn
The Rage:
lead: KK
Steeler: middle lead: KK; end licks: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Bonus Tracks:
Red, White & Blue:
intro: KK then Glenn harmony; licks: Glenn
Grinder (Live):
lead: Glenn


POINT OF ENTRY

Heading Out To The Highway: lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Don't Go:
lead: KK
Hot Rockin:
lead: split - KK/Glenn
Turning Circles:
lead: Glenn
Desert Plains:
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Solar Angels:
lead: Glenn
You Say Yes:
no specific lead break
All The Way:
lead: Glenn
Troubleshooter:
lead: split - Glenn/KK
On The Run:
lead: Glenn
Bonus Tracks:
Thunder Road:
intro: Glenn; 1st lead: KK then Glenn harmony; 2nd lead: Glenn; end lead: KK (whammy bends)
Desert Plains (Live):
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn


SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE

The Hellion: no specific lead break
Electric Eye:
lead: Glenn
Riding On The Wind:
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Bloodstone:
lead: split - Glenn/KK (interlinked through drum fill)
(Take These) Chains:
lead: split - KK/Glenn
Pain And Pleasure:
lead: split into 4 parts - Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK
Screaming For Vengeance:
lead: split into 3 parts - KK/Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
You've Got Another Thing Comin':
lead: Glenn
Fever:
1st lead: Glenn; 2nd lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Devil's Child:
lead: KK
Bonus Tracks:
Prisoner Of Your Eyes:
1st lead: KK with Glenn harmonizing; 2nd lead: Glenn; 3rd lead: KK with Glenn harmonizing; 4th lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together; end licks: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Devil's Child (Live):
lead: KK


DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH

Freewheel Burning: lead: Glenn
Jawbreaker:
lead: KK
Rock Hard, Ride Free:
intro: Glenn; 1st lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together; 2nd lead: split - KK/Glenn; final lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
The Sentinel:
lead: split into 7 parts - Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Love Bites:
1st lead: Glenn; 2nd lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Eat Me Alive:
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll:
lead: split - Glenn/KK
Night Comes Down:
lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Heavy Duty:
no specific lead break
Defenders Of The Faith:
no specific lead break
Bonus Tracks:
Turn On Your Light:
lead: Glenn
Heavy Duty/Defenders Of The Faith (Live):
no specific lead break


TURBO

Turbo Lover: lead: Glenn
Locked In:
lead: split into 5 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn (underlying melody KK - arpeggios and run Glenn)
Private Property:
lead: Glenn
Parental Guidance:
1st half lead: Glenn; 2nd half lead: KK
Rock You All Around The World:
all leads and licks: Glenn
Out in the Cold:
intro: Glenn - lead: split - KK/Glenn
Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days:
lead: KK
Hot For Love:
lead: split - KK/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Reckless
: intro: Glenn & KK harmonizing together; lead: Glenn; licks: KK
Bonus Tracks:
All Fired Up:
intro: Glenn then KK harmony; licks: KK; 1st lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together; 2nd lead: split - KK/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Locked In (Live):
lead: split into 5 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn (underlying melody  KK - arpeggios and run Glenn)

PRIEST...LIVE!

Out in the Cold: lead: split - Glenn/KK
Heading Out To The Highway:
lead: split into 3 parts - KK/Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Metal Gods:
lead: Glenn
Breaking The Law:
lead: KK
Love Bites:
1st lead: Glenn; 2nd lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll:
lead: split - Glenn/KK
The Sentinel:
lead: split into 7 parts - Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Private Property:
lead: Glenn
Rock You All Around The World:
lead: Glenn
Electric Eye:
lead: Glenn
Turbo Lover:
lead: Glenn
Freewheel Burning:
lead: Glenn
Parental Guidance:
lead: split - Glenn/KK
Living After Midnight:
lead: Glenn
You've Got Another Thing Comin':
lead: Glenn
Bonus Tracks:
Screaming For Vengeance:
lead: split into 3 parts  - KK/Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Rock Hard, Ride Free:
intro: Glenn; 1st lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing; 2nd lead: split - KK/Glenn; final lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Hell Bent For Leather:
lead: Glenn


RAM IT DOWN

Ram It Down: lead: split into 7 parts - KK/Glenn/ KK/Glenn (up to harmonies)/KK (harmonies)/Glenn (after harmonies up to and through stop)/Glenn & KK harmonizing together (final section up to vocal entry)
Heavy Metal:
intro and leads: Glenn
Love Zone:
lead: split into 5 parts -Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Come And Get It:
lead: split - KK/Glenn
Hard As Iron:
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn & KK harmonizing together/Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Blood Red Skies:
main lead: KK: end outro bits: Glenn
I'm A Rocker:
all licks and leads: Glenn
Johnny B. Goode:
half time section: KK; lead: split into 3 parts - Glenn/K.K./Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Love You To Death:
lead: KK
Monsters Of Rock:
intro and leads: KK
Bonus Tracks:
Night Comes Down (Live):
lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Bloodstone (Live):
lead: split - Glenn/KK


PAINKILLER

Painkiller: middle lead: Glenn; end lead: KK
Hell Patrol:
lead: split - KK/Glenn
All Guns Blazing:
all leads: Glenn
Leather Rebel:
lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together; runs at end of lead: KK
Metal Meltdown:
intro lead: split - KK/Glenn; main lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Night Crawler:
lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Between The Hammer & The Anvil:
lead: split - KK/Glenn
A Touch Of Evil:
lead: Glenn
Battle Hymn: no specific lead break

One Shot At Glory:
lead: split into 3 parts - KK/Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together; outro: Glenn
Bonus Tracks:
Living Bad Dreams:
intro harmonics: KK; licks: split  - Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together; lead: Glenn
Leather Rebel (Live):
lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together; runs at end of lead: Glenn


JUGULATOR

Jugulator: 1st lead: Glenn; 2nd lead: KK
Blood Stained:
1st lead: Glenn (riffs KK); 2nd lead: KK (riffs Glenn); whammy before final verse: KK
Dead Meat:
intro riff: KK (harmonics Glenn); lead: Glenn
Death Row:
lead: Glenn
Decapitate:
intro: Glenn & KK harmonizing together; lead: Glenn
Burn In Hell:
lead: Glenn (with KK whammy)
Brain Dead:
intro riff: Glenn; lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Abductors:
1st lead: KK; 2nd lead: split into 3 parts - KK/Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Bullet Train:
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Cathedral Spires:
lead: split - Glenn/KK
Bonus Tracks (Bullet Train Single):
Rapid Fire '98:
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
The Green Manalishi '98: lead
: split into 4 parts - Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK (note they reversed their roles for this version)


'98 LIVE MELTDOWN

Hellion: no specific lead break
Electric Eye:
lead: Glenn
Metal Gods:
lead: Glenn
Grinder:
lead: Glenn
Rapid Fire:
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Blood Stained:
1st lead: split - Glenn/KK; 2nd lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Sentinel:
lead: split into 7 parts - Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Touch The Evil:
lead: Glenn
Burn In Hell:
lead: Glenn
Ripper:
lead: Glenn; harmony: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Bullet Train:
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Beyond The Realms Of Death:
slow lead: Glenn; fast lead: KK
Death Row:
lead: Glenn
Metal Meltdown:
intro lead: split - KK/Glenn; main lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Night Crawler:
lead: Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Abductors:
1st lead: KK; 2nd lead: split into 3 parts - KK/Glenn/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Victim Of Changes:
1st lead: KK; 2nd lead: Glenn
Diamonds & Rust:
acoustic lead: Glenn
Breaking The Law:
no specific lead break
The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown):
lead: split into 4 parts - KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn
Painkiller:
middle lead: Glenn; end lead: KK
You've Got Another Thing Comin':
lead: Glenn
Hell Bent For Leather:
lead: Glenn
Living After Midnight:
lead: Glenn


DEMOLITION

Machine Man: lead: split - KK/Glenn
One On One:
lead: split - KK/Glenn
Hell Is Home:
middle lead: Glenn; end lead: KK
Jekyll & Hyde
: lead: Glenn
Close To You:
lead: Glenn
Devil Digger:
lead: KK
Bloodsuckers:
lead: Glenn
In Between:
lead: Glenn
Feed On Me:
lead: KK
Subterfuge:
lead: Glenn
Lost And Found:
lead: split into 3 parts - Glenn/KK/Glenn & KK harmonizing together
Cyberface:
lead: Glenn
Metal Messiah:
lead: split - KK/Glenn
Bonus Track (Japanese Version):
What's My Name: lead: Glenn

ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION

Judas Rising: lead: intro: Glenn; main: KK
Deal With The Devil: lead: licks intro and 1st verse: Glenn; licks 2nd verse: KK; 2nd chorus licks: Glenn; bridge: KK; main solo: KK/Glenn; both harmonizing; outro: KK
Revolution: lead: riff: Glenn/licks: KK
Worth Fighting For: lead: Both; KK/Glenn
Demonizer: lead: main: Glenn; KK
Wheels Of Fire: lead: KK/Glenn; outro: KK
Angel: lead: Glenn
Hellrider: lead: Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK/Glenn/KK; Both
Eulogy: lead: piano: Glenn
Lochness: lead: intro: Glenn, both harmonizing into opening riff; main solo: Glenn/both harmonizing; outro: KK
 

LIVE SONGS:

This is an alphabetical listing of all songs Priest are known to have performed live, including the dates and tours. Rare and hard-to-find tracks are highlighted in Orange.

A Touch Of Evil  - 1990, 2001-2002, 2004-2005  '98 Live Meltdown, Live In London, REUNION DVD
Abductors  - 1998  '98 Live Meltdown
All Guns Blazing  - 1990-1991
Better By You, Better Than Me  - 1978, 1990  Stained Class Re-Master
Between The Hammer And The Anvil  - 1990
Beyond The Realms Of Death  - 1978-1981, 1988, 1990-1991, 1998, 2001-2002, 2004-2005  Rock Forever Maxi-Single, Live & Rare, '98 Live Meltdown, LIVE IN LONDON
Blood Stained  - 1998, 2001-2002  '98 Live Meltdown
Bloodstone  - 1982-1983, 1990  Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, Ram It Down Re-Master
Bloodsuckers - 2002                                                                                                                 
Breaking The Law  - 1980-2002, 2004-2005  Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, Priest...Live!, Live & Rare,'98 Live Meltdown, Live In London, REUNION DVD
Burn In Hell  - 1998, 2001-2002  '98 Live Meltdown, Live In London

Caviar And Meths - 1972-1973
Come And Get It  - 1988
Deal With The Devil - 2005

Deep Freeze  - 1975
Delivering The Goods  - 1979  Unleashed In The East Re-Master
Desert Plains  - 1981 - 1986, 2001-2002  Priest...Live!, Live In London
Devil's Child  - 1982-1983, 2002  Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, Live In London
Diamonds And Rust  - 1977-1979, 1981-1983,1998, 2001-2002, 2004-2005  Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, Unleashed In The East, '98 Live Meltdown, Live In London, REUNION DVD
Dreamer Deceiver/Deceiver  - 1975, ELECTRIC EYE
Evil Fantasies
  - 1979  Living After Midnight Maxi-Single
Exciter  - 1978 - 1979, 2002, 2005 
Unleashed In The East
Feed On Me  - 2001-2002  Live In London
Fever  - 1982
Freewheel Burning  -1983-1984, 1986  Priest...Live!
Genocide  - 1977-1981  Unleashed In The East
The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)  - 1979-2002, 2004-2005  Unleashed In The East, Live & Rare, Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, '98 LIVE MELTDOWN, LIVE IN LONDON
Grinder  - 1980-1981, 1984, 1990-1991, 1998  British Steel Re-Master
Heading Out To The Highway  - 1981-1982, 1984, 1986, 1991, 2001-2002, 2004  Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, Priest...Live!, LIVE IN LONDON
Heavy Duty/Defenders Of The Faith  - 1984  Defenders Of The Faith Re-Master
Heavy Metal  - 1988
Hell Bent For Leather  - 1979-2002, 2004-2005  Unleashed In The East Re-Master, Priest...Live! VHS/DVD and Re-Master, '98 Live Meltdown, Live In London, REUNION DVD
Hell Is Home  - 2001-2002  Live In London
H
ellrider - 2005
The Hellion/Electric Eye  - 1982-2002, 2004-2005 Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, Priest...Live!, '98 Live Meltdown, Live In London, REUNION DVD
Hot For Love  - 1986 
Hot Rockin'  - 1981, 2005

I'm A Rocker
  - 1988, 2005
Island Of Domination  - 1975
Jawbreaker - 1984 
Sin After Sin Re-Master
Johnny B. Goode  - 1988 
Judas Rising - 2005

Killing Machine
  - 1978 

Let Us Prey/Call For The Priest
  - 1977-1978
Living After Midnight - 1980-2002, 2004-2005 Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, Priest...Live!, Live & Rare, '98 Live Meltdown, Live In London, REUNION DVD
Locked In  - 1986  Priest...Live! VHS/DVD, Turbo Re-Master
Love Bites  - 1984, 1986  Priest...Live!

Machine Man  - 2001
Metal Gods  - 1982-2002, 2004-2005  Priest...Live!, '98 Live Meltdown, Live In London, REUNION DVD
Mother Sun  - 1975
Never Satisfied
- 1973
Night Comes Down  - 1984  Ram It Down Re-Master
One On One  - 2001-2002  Live In London
Out In The Cold  - 1986  Priest...Live!
Painkiller  - 1990-1991, 1998, 2001-2002, 2004-2005  '98 Live Meltdown, Live In London
Parental Guidance  - 1986  Priest...Live!
Private Property  - 1986  Priest...Live!, Live & Rare
Ram It Down
  - 1988
Rapid Fire  - 1998 '98 Live Meltdown
R
evolution - 2005
Riding On The Wind - 1982-1983, 1990-1991, 2005  Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, Killing Machine Re-Master
The Ripper  - 1975 - 1983, 1988, 1990-1991, 1998, 2001-2002, 2004-2005  Unleashed In The East, '98 Live Meltdown, Live In London
Rock Forever - 1978 - 1979  Unleashed In The East Re-Master
Rock Hard, Ride Free  - 1984  Priest...Live! Re-Master
Rock You All Around The World  - 1986  Priest...Live!
Rocka Rolla  - 1975
Run Of The Mill - 1974/1975 Drummer John Hinch says it was in their early setlist
Running Wild  - 1979-1980, 2001-2002  Unleashed In The East, Live In London
Savage
  - 1978
Screaming For Vengeance  - 1982  Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, Priest...Live! Re-Master
The Sentinel  - 1984, 1986, 1988, 1998, 2001-2002, 2004  Priest...Live!, '98 Live Meltdown, Live In London
Sinner  - 1979-1981, 1984, 1988  Unleashed In The East
Solar Angels  - 1981
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll  - 1984, 1986  Priest...Live!
Stained Class  - 1978
Starbreaker  - 1977-1979  Unleashed In The East Re-Master, Live & Rare
Steeler  - 1980
Take On The World
  - 1979
Troubleshooter  - 1981
Turbo Lover  - 1986, 1988, 2001-2002, 2004-2005  Priest...Live!, Live In London
Tyrant - 1978-1981  Unleashed In The East
United  - 1980, 2001-2002, 2004 
Live In London
Victim Of Changes  - 1975-2002, 2004-2005  Unleashed In The East, Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, '98 Live Meltdown,  Live In London
White Heat, Red Hot  - 1978-1979  Live & Rare
Winter - 1973

You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise
  - 1980-1981
You've Got Another Thing Comin'  - 1982-2002, 2004  Judas Priest Live VHS/DVD, Priest...Live!, Live & Rare, and '98 Live Meltdown and LIVE IN LONDON