Singer Rob Halford has said that Judas Priest may well be looking for a new guitar player to sub for Glenn Tipton when the bands current tour in support of their album ends.
Halford was talking with radio personality Mitch Lafon and explained the the bands current sub, producer Andy Sneap, may well return to his previous life as a producer and making records for other artists.
Halford said: “Andy is a prolific producer,” adding: “He lives in his studio back home in Derbyshire. That’s what he does — he gets up in the morning and goes to the studio and there it is; that’s his life. So we’re tremendously grateful to Andy for stepping away from that and standing in Glenn’s place for the Firepower tour.”
That being said, Halford also expressed that Sneap is totally committed to helping the band fulfill its touring commitments, which are “going to be [running] through the rest of this year and most of next year as well.”
As for after that, Halford explained: “Where we go from that, we can’t even look and see,” adding: “We’re just very happy to have Andy with us. Glenn’s happy to have Andy doing his parts on stage for him. Andy’s carved out his own little kind of way of expressing himself, he plays the songs really well, and the fans have accepted him for doing something very generous. So it’s a feel-good story, definitely.”
Judas Priest andDeep Purple are currently on a dual-headlining tour that runs through till Sept. 30th.